Are the Networks Biased? ``Calling'' States in the 2000 Presidential Election

  title={Are the Networks Biased? ``Calling'' States in the 2000 Presidential Election},
  author={J. Wilson Mixon and Amit Sen and E. Frank Stephenson},
  journal={Public Choice},
Among the controversies arising from the 2000 Presidentialelection was the accusation that media networks called, orprojected, a winner faster in those states won by Albert Gorethan in those states won by George W. Bush. We investigatethis accusation by estimating a Tobit model of the length oftime between states' poll closing times and the times at whichCNN projected a winner. Our results support the charge ofmedia bias. After controlling for other factors that affecthow quickly a state is… Expand
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