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Here’s how a newsroom covers Election Day, hour by hour

Members of USA TODAY staff work to cover the midterm elections in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
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5:40 a.m. ET: It’s Election Day. We launch a blog to publish news updates. We’ll update it continually. Politics Managing Editor Caren Bohan and Deputy Managing Editor Luciana Lopez and their team have been planning this day for months. 

Millions of readers will find USA TODAY coverage from search engines. If you publish your blog early, it has all day to gain search strength, so when races start to be called in the evening, your work is prominent in search results. 

We also want to answer reader questions and help voters to the polls. One of our first posts was a guide with the full rundown of when polling places open and when they close by state.

8:30 a.m.: During our morning news meeting, Senior Director Kristen DelGuzzi shares a Twitter thread of  more than a dozen USA TODAY fact checks, including: 


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