California-based Apple is pushing its coverage growth regarding the upcoming U.S. 2020 presidential elections. Alongside staying updated via Apple News, one is now able to ask Siri diverse types of election-related questions, such as details about primaries, results, etc.
Going by reports from Tech Crunch, Siri can be asked for information regarding real-time results as well. Asking “Who is winning the New Hampshire primaries?” for example, will lead to Siri presenting an up-to-date list of the results. One can also pose questions about who won a past primary, or when a specific state’s primary is. Upon asking “Who won the democratic Iowa caucus?”, Siri displays a complete list of delegate information.
Apple mentions that the live results surfaced through Siri come from associated press groups. Apple News will also venture into AP real-time results for its county-by-county results all along the U.S. election season.
Similar to other queries, if one asks Siri an election-related question that it doesn’t know the answer to, it will default to results from the web.
When these updated election-specific Siri questions feature had been introduced recently, it had taken some days before being fully functional.
On a similar note, Apple had partnered with ABC News for the New Hampshire Democratic debate, streaming the event live in the News app, whilst permitting Apple News users to put forth their questions about the same.
Apple News contains 2020 U.S. election coverage obtained from multiple sources, which includes the likes of ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, etc.
Apple News had launched a central hub for the 2020 presidential election coverage earlier in February, featuring content curated from several reliable news sources, along with detailed guides for every candidate. Notably, one may also jump from a Siri question regarding the election directly to the 2020 election hub in the Apple News app.