Apple teams with ABC News for 2020 election coverage

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Apple News goes all-out for 2020 election.
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Apple News and ABC News will join forces to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2020 presidential election.

ABC videos, live-streams, and more will be available inside the Apple News app — alongside data and analysis from FiveThirtyEight. It all kicks off with the Democratic primary debate on February 7, 2020.

ABC News has picked up four Edward R. Murrow Awards this year, including overall excellence in television. It has also hosted the most-watched debate of the 2020 presidential cycle so far.

And now its award-winning coverage is on its way to Apple News.

Here’s how it’s going to work.

Apple News steps up election coverage for 2020

Apple, ABC, and a third partner — WMUR-TV — will cover the February debate, the first to be held after primary voting begins.

The collaboration will extend through Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the general election debates, election night, and the 2021 presidential inauguration.

“Access to quality news and trusted information is always important, and never more so than in an election year,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News.

“We’re proud to partner with ABC News to present the millions of people who use Apple News each day with dynamic live coverage and responsible analysis during the major news moments of the 2020 election.”

Election coverage anywhere, anytime

The move puts comprehensive coverage just a few taps away for Apple News users. James Goldston, president of ABC News, says it will enable millions of people to have a better understanding of key issues.

“This election is one of the most consequential in modern history, and this unprecedented partnership with Apple News will deliver our world-class political journalism to more people than ever before,” Goldston said.

“It will enable millions more people to have a deeper understanding of the key issues, candidates and events by providing straightforward information, insight and context during the entire 2020 cycle — reaching our audience anywhere and anytime they want breaking and in-depth news.”

The Apple News app comes built-in on Apple devices. It’s worth noting you won’t need a paid Apple News+ subscription to enjoy the election coverage.