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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Needle

The New York Times’ reviled interactive is back for 2020 — sort of

There’s three of them now?! Screenshot: The New York Times

Four years ago, a New York Times election graphic earned a place in media infamy. For much of the night, “the needle” — a quivering indicator of which candidate is more likely to win, updated in real time as data pours in — showed Hillary Clinton as the favorite. And…

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