The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote a column explaining why they would no longer be sharing the number of precincts reported on election day. The column explains that in the past, this was a good indication of how many votes were counted, but with an increase in absentee ballots, it is no longer an accurate way to estimate how many votes need to be counted. While a small change, explaining it helps the newsroom increase transparency with their audience while quelling confusion or possible misassumptions.

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