How to Watch the Midterm Election Coverage Live on YouTube, Facebook, VR, and More

U.S. president and unindicted co-conspirator Donald Trump at a rally in Indiana on November 5, 2018
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Today is Election Day in America, and it’s probably going to be a very long night as the results come in from across the country. If you’re interested in watching the 2018 midterm election coverage there are plenty of options available online, no cable required. And we’ve got them all below.

If you haven’t voted yet, make sure you get to the polls before they close. There are free and discounted rides with Uber, Lyft, and city buses around the country. Vote like the future of America depends on it. Because it really, really does.


If you have voted, pour yourself a tall glass of your favorite beverage and try to remain calm. We’ve compiled livestreams of the election returns from Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and more. You can even watch in virtual reality, if that’s your thing.

Good luck, America. You’re going to need it.


There are a number of different media outlets that will be streaming the midterm election coverage on YouTube for free:

  • ABC News has a livestream on YouTube that starts at 4:30pm ET.
  • CBS News has a livestream on YouTube that starts at 5pm ET.
  • PBS Newshour has a livestream on YouTube that starts at 6pm ET.
  • And NBC News has a livestream on YouTube that starts at 7pm ET.


You can also watch the 2018 midterm coverage on Facebook:


CNN also has options for watching the midterms coverage and the network is even dropping the requirement to log in with your cable provider:


Peter Hamby will be hosting Snapchat’s coverage of the midterm elections starting at 6pm ET and the Washington Post’s Snapchat Discover account will also have coverage.


Reuters TV also has a number of free options for watching the midterm election coverage on devices like Apple TV and Roku.


Virtual Reality

If you have a VR headset, you can even watch in virtual reality. AltspaceVR is hosting a livestream from NBC News that you can watch with your Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift.


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Matt Novak

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