HPPR will provide continuous election night coverage from 7pm-2am CT on November 6, immediately following the usual broadcast of All Things Considered. In the event that the presidential race remains undecided and results are still coming in, coverage may extend past 2am. NPR News will provide coverage from a national perspective and HPPR staff will report results of congressional and state-level positions and issues within the High Plains region. In addition to providing coverage on all of its broadcast stations and web stream, HPPR will also feature live blogging coverage and links to county-level election counts at hppr.org.
NPR’s Robert Siegel and Melissa Block will host the first part of the coverage (from 7-11pm CT) and Guy Raz and Audie Cornish will host the second shift (from 11pm-2am CT). They will be joined by NPR’s Washington Editor Ron Elving, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Political Junkie Ken Rudin, NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and Matt Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon, and exit poll analysts Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center.
NPR's Ari Shapiro will report from Mitt Romney’s election night event and Scott Horsley will be at President Obama's event. Other NPR reporters and producers will be with other candidates and at state party headquarters nationwide, bringing results (and the mood) from key electoral states and Congressional, Senate, and Gubernatorial races.