Election Day 2020 is here, and the conventional wisdom is that you should avoid the urge to fret over the returns in real time. After all, we might not have a grasp on the election results for a while—maybe even for days—after the counting begins this evening.
But let’s say you’d like to ignore that sound advice and lean into your Election Day anxieties. If so, the NBC News iPhone app has just the thing for you. With its Decision 2020 widget, you can view live results right on your home screen (provided you’ve updated to iOS 14).
To start using the widget, install the NBC News app, then long-press any blank part of your home screen to enter edit mode. Tap the + icon at the top-right of the screen, then scroll down and select NBC News from the widget list. You should then see the Decision 2020 widget, which you can press and drag anywhere on your home screen.
By default, the widget will rotate between several categories of information, including poll averages, election news,…