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People watch election returns in Times Square on election night in 2016. After the exit polls appeared to be significantly off in that election, Fox News and the AP broke with other news organizations to start a new system. That could mean competing narratives of what happens on Election Day. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Make Sense Of Exit Polls On Election Night

Exit polls can be confusing and even misleading as the deluge of data pours in. There are smarter ways to know which numbers to look for — and which to be wary of — on election night 2018.

'Imi au la 'Oe [Instrumental] Keola Beamer
Everybody Loves the Sunshine Takuya Kuroda
Life Itself Glass Animals
Kong Neneh Cherry
Early Orange Blazo

A farmer shows cocaine base paste, made from coca leaves in Colombia's Guaviare department in 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia Is Growing Record Amounts Of Coca, The Key Ingredient In Cocaine

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Four Mr. Cooper
I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab for Cutie
Music For a Dancing Mind Matthew Halsall
One Another Dday One
MakeMeBetter Little People
Silhouette Beats Antique
Silo Song (Instrumental) Laura Veirs
Looking Glass Void Pedal

People watch election returns in Times Square on election night in 2016. After the exit polls appeared to be significantly off in that election, Fox News and the AP broke with other news organizations to start a new system. That could mean competing narratives of what happens on Election Day. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Make Sense Of Exit Polls On Election Night

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Say My Name ODESZA & Zyra
Hitmane's Anthem Lunice
Contradiction's Maze (Instrumental) Oddisee & Maimouna Youssef
Rust Mieux
It All Feels Right Washed Out

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