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lankeela | 10:50 Thu 23rd Jun 2022 | News
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or two somewhere today - you wouldn't know it from the BBC news coverage.

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While people are still voting the media don't want to be seen as possibly influencing the outcome.
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That report was from two days ago!
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Where are the reporters outside the polling stations and talk of exit polls?
lankeela
//Where are the reporters outside the polling stations and talk of exit polls?//

Lol, give them a chance.
Don’t you know there’s a strike on? Polling Stations don’t close until 22.00.
Most will probably go at the end of the working day I’d imagine, you’ll get your eagerly awaited results soon enough.
maybe that stuff is banned on polling day?
//Where are the reporters outside the polling stations and talk of exit polls? //

I think that's been abandoned for fear of figures influencing the ultimate result.
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//That report was from two days ago!//
And? You didn’t sound too well informed and were asking about exit polls etc, just thought I’d give you a heads up about projected figures whilst you await the result.
It's illegal to publish or give a forecast based upon an exit poll before voting has ended.
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Corby nothing we didn't already know, just amazed that it has not even been mentioned and I've now been watching the news channel for an hour.
Since you know they are happening and it's more than likely the affected constituents know, what benefit is there in the BBC repeatedly reporting that fact?
Just turnt over to the BBC News channel and it's mentioned on the "ticker" at the bottom of the screen.
News coverage is always light on an election day.
Campaigning is over.
Voters vote.
That's the way it should be.
they don't mention it while voting is taking place.
I hope it's a disaster for the Tories
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Rubbish at all previous elections or by-elections they have had almost continuous reporting during the day - there's not even been a photo of a dog outside a polling station! Maybe they don't want to admit they think Boris might just surprise people and get more support than they would like.
What are they going to say when they're at the polling station?

I really don't think so lankeela.
Apart from anything else, how dull would that be at a possibly low turnout by election?
"And here comes a lady now. She looks like she's going to vote Tory.
Maybe not..
And there she goes, off home to possibly make the tea.
No idea who she voted for.
All quiet now, so we'll hand you back to the studio.
Wake me in half an hour"

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