Election Day 2020 is finally here in the United States. When all the votes get counted, we're going to learn who the president will be for the next four years and who controls the House of Representatives and Senate for the next two. You don't necessarily have to be in front of a television tonight to see the returns come in. Instead, you can use your iPhone. Here's how.
The best option
The official app for NBC News is offering widgets for iOS 14 users. The widgets highlight the latest returns and whether a candidate has enough electoral votes to become president.
There's no right or left when it comes to election results. Because of this, we also recommend the Fox News app. Like NBC News, it also offers an iOS 14 widget. However, rather than posting the ongoing results, you'll see news headlines there.
If you're the type that wants to read the election headlines from both sides of the political divide, this is the app for you.
The iconic CARROT Weather app is always reacting to current news. When a winner is declared (or not) tonight, you can be sure it will offer some interesting comments and reflections.
The native solution
Your iPhone already has the Apple News app in place. Use it to pull election news for various sources and use the widget to stay up-to-date.
If you haven't yet done so, get out and vote. Once you do, get ready for a long night of watching election returns from your iPhone. Happy voting!
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.