With voters finally casting ballots on Election Day, NewsHour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill reflects on which states to watch as results come in from across the country and what’s in store for the NewsHour’s special election night coverage.
“We are watching Virginia as an indication as much of who’s going to win as of what direction the night is headed in. If Virginia turns out to be an extraordinarily close outcome once those polls close and it’s too close to call I think we have a much longer night. If Virginia closes and one of the candidates is very strong I think it may be a shorter night,” Ifill said.
“What I like on Election Day is that I don’t have to read the polls anymore. I can just stop, take a deep breath and let Americans actually tells us what they think. And then we just have to be braced to cover it however it unfolds.”