What happens behind the scenes on Election Night

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What happens behind the scenes on Election Night

Stephen Pettigrew, PhD Associate Director of Data Sciences, University of Pennsylvania Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies; Senior Analyst, NBC News

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Baker 158
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

In this talk Stephen Pettigrew will be discussing his work for the NBC News Decision Desk. The Decision Desk team is responsible for projecting the winner in all major elections for NBC, MSNBC, and other affiliates. In the talk, he will describe the process of how votes get from the polling places where they are counted to the TV and computer screens watched by millions of Americans on Election Night. He will also talk about how the data are used to project races, and the considerations that go into painting a complete and accurate picture of the election as the night unfolds.

Stephen Pettigrew, PhD

Deputy Executive Director: UPenn Fox Leadership Program

Associate Director of Data Sciences: UPenn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies

Senior Analyst: NBC News


For more information, contact:
Laura Mitchell

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