Behind The Early CBS Call

By Chris Ariens 

In the end, CBS News had it right, it just took more than five hours for competing TV networks to project Hillary Clinton the winner in Indiana, too. (With 99% reporting, Clinton won by 2% or 22,412 votes.)

About an hour after their call, CBS’s director of surveys, Kathy Frankovic, told FishbowlDC, “We have an excellent decision team. In addition, we had access to some vote count information before the AP in critical locations.”

Related: The NYTimes’ Jim Rutenberg describes the CBS declaration as, “an Early Call,” and “a Lonely Stand.”


Related: Howard Kurtz in the WaPo writes, “As midnight approached, things were looking worse and worse for Hillary Clinton and CBS.”