Siri gets Apple News integration with 2020 Election information

Here in the United States, our country is set to have state primaries and caucuses throughout 2020 before the general election that will be in November this year.

In the past, many of us have had to rely on social media, internet searches and TV coverage in order to find out which presidential candidate is winning in which state for its primary or caucuses.

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This year, to make things a little simpler for us iPhone and iOS device users, Apple is making it easier to get that information without tapping as many buttons or apps. From now on, you can just ask Siri something like, “New Hampshire primary results.” By doing that, Siri will gather info about the event and tell you what percentage of reporting has been done on it, show who is winning and the standings for the other candidates. Information for this feature that is gathered and shown on the screen is from the Associated Press.

You can even ask Siri questions like “When is the Nebraska primary?” This can let people know when their primary or caucus is this year, which could enable them to prepare themselves to get registered and so forth.

The new feature will be available for the rest of the 2020 state primaries and caucuses, as well as the general election that is set to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will work on any device that has Siri on it, which are the iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, HomePod and Mac. In our tests when trying this out, it did not currently work on the Apple TV.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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