Where do major news companies collect their vote tally data in US elections from? My intuition tells me that there has to be an agency of some sort that aggregates vote tally data before disseminating it out to news networks, but I can’t seem to find any information about it.
I’m probably way off, but I am very curious how vote tally data is collected and also how the actual process of verifying votes/counting on a national level works.
To clarify, I’m curious about the tallied vote counts that get reported throughout election day. Example being, AP reporting Wisconsin being XX% blue with n% of precincts reporting.