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The 7 best ways to follow along on election night

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Most college students don’t have cable, but that doesn’t mean they have to sit out on election night. We’re breaking down the top ways to get the most up-to-date election news.

  1.   The New Political

Time: 9 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live

What: The New Political will be having election night coverage on Facebook Live with up-to-the-minute election results and segments every half hour hosted by Nate Doughty and Bianca Hillier. TNP will also have Snapchat coverage throughout the day, with custom filters accessible in Baker Center. Follow @TheNewPolitical on Twitter using #TNPElections, and go to thenewpolitical.com for written updates beginning at noon.

  1.  CNN

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Where: cnngo.com or CNNgo app

What: CNN will be providing its normal coverage of election night for free online, which will feature the network’s mainstays of large panels moderated by a host as well as giant touchscreens that John King will use to explain whatever state the entire election rests on for each hour.

  1.  Complex + YouTube

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Youtube

What: Complex Magazine is taking over YouTube for election night with “Flex the Vote,” which will be filled with Complex hosts and writers alongside celebrity panelists.  

  1.  The New York Times

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live

What:  Along with opening up its website and mobile apps for free on the run-up and during the election, the New York Times is preparing a pre-made video and live coverage from “Run-Up” host, Michael Barbaro.

  1.  The Post

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live

What: Ohio University’s The Post is providing coverage of the local and national races live on its Facebook page. It will also have a blog that will be updated as results pour in.

  1.  Twitter + Buzzfeed News

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: elections.twitter.com or Twitter app

What: Not much is known about what Buzzfeed’s election night coverage will be, but according to Variety it’s being put together at the last minute. One of the details we do have is Buzzfeed will be using a whiteboard in lieu of some giant CNN touchscreen.  

  1.  The Washington Post

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live

What: The Washington Post’s coverage will be hosted by Ed O’Keefe and Elise Viebeck, with contributions from a myriad of WaPo reporters. Notably, The Fix’s Chris Cillizza will be popping in from time to time to provide commentary on the night’s results.

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