Cable networks start the countdown to election day

Just in case you forgot tomorrow is election day — never fear, the cable networks have helpful reminders for you in the form of the seemingly ubiquitous countdown clock.

MSNBC is using a countdown to the “first polls close” that shows hours, minutes and seconds. The clock is parked in the lower right of the screen, just above the normal bug.

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Fox News, meanwhile, is using a simple “1 day to election day” approach, which is similar to streaming network CBSN’s approach:

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CNN, however, is counting down to when its coverage begins in hours, minutes and seconds.

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Taking things a step further, CNN later launched a Facebook Live stream that is nothing but a fullscreen graphic countdown complete with CNN’s election theme from Herb Avery.

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