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Grassroots movements to global issues

Keep your audience informed on the events and people that shape the political landscape

We have set the standard for political reporting for more than 170 years. Count on us to provide the stories, data and analysis that drive awareness.

Our political coverage

Telling the stories that matter most to your audience

Election 2020

We tabulate the outcome of nearly every U.S. state and national primary, general election and referendum. Count on us for everything you need to tell the whole story of Election Day, including election results straight from the source, polling data you can trust, campaign coverage, historical elections data and more. 

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Investigative reporting

We are an aggressive advocate for the importance of transparency and accountability in government through freedom of information. Our journalists are committed to establishling relationships with sources and fighting for access that provides the in-depth, unbiased political coverage that keeps audiences informed.

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Local expertise and insight

We have reporters on the ground in every U.S. statehouse and in more than 100 countries, giving you the advantage of instant access to breaking news coverage of politics in your community and around the world.

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2018 AP VoteCast data available for download

With its debut in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, AP VoteCast set the new standard in election research. In our commitment to transparency, AP and NORC at the University of Chicago have made the 2018 data publicly available for download and presented a detailed report on its success at the 2019 AAPOR conference.

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