I'm amazed at how much effort goes into trying to figure out who won the election a few hours or a few days before the official result is calculated (for a inauguration that doesn't happen for 2.5 months).

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@harding Yeah I've always been amazed by that as well.
But it's an important part of democracy though. It's kind of keeping a check on official tallies. If the official result would differ much from the polled results, something is up. It might trigger people to do more in-depth investigations to vote-rigging and other corruptive practices.

@stevenroose that's an interesting way of considering it. I hadn't thought of of that way. 🤔

@harding And the exit poll is actually ridiculously accurate. Every time and in most big democracies. It's quite a feat.

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