Siri update tackles tough election questions


Siri can keep you tuned into the latest happenings with the election.
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“Hey Siri, who won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary?”

Starting today, Apple’s digital assistant is able to answer that and other election questions as part of Apple News’ 2020 election coverage.

The new Siri feature comes just a few days after Apple News started accepting questions for the televised New Hampshire debate. Polls for the New Hampshire primaries were open until 8PM ET today. Early reporting shows Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead, but only 5% of precincts are reporting at this time.

Apple News’ live primary results are delivered from the Associated Press. County-by-county results are also available in real-time in the app, as well as a national map that tracks each candidate’s wins per state.

With the new 2020 Election section in Apple News, the iPhone-maker curates major news and other data from a range of sources. A candidate spotlight section provides an overview of each major contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. There’s also a section dedicated to issues. Each page breaks down the issue with points from both sides of the political spectrum.

Apple partnered with ABC News for videos and live-streams of its election coverage. The Apple News team of editors also curate coverage from other organizations like CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today and more.