The Recount 9+

Political News Videos in 5 Min

The Recount

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 821 Ratings
    • Free

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The Recount is a new approach to political news that won't waste your time or insult your intelligence.

Start with The Daily Recount: a video mashup that remixes traditional news coverage to help you understand today's political happenings in 5 minutes or less.

Watch the Recount Wire, where you can follow along with our editorial team to discover the latest news as it happens.

Dive into The Recount's one-of-a-kind roster of shows:

Recap 2020
A weekly breakdown of the 2020 campaign trail by John Heilemann, editor in chief of The Recount and political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

Behind the Glass
Political experts Alyssa Mastromonaco and Mike Murphy use a one-way mirror to analyze voter focus groups in real-time.

The Victory Lab
Political journalist Sasha Issenberg looks past the horse race to get to the crux of elections: how they work and what campaigns are doing to win them.

Insightful, archival stories of political scandals, missteps, and triumphs that shaped American history.

The Center Ring
Exclusive, never-before-seen footage from Showtime’s political campaign show “The Circus.”

This Week in BS
John Heilemann’s weekly breakdown of the fiction, friction, and best contradictions in politics.

Spotlight Stories
The must-see funny, serious, scary, and lighthearted videos you can't find anywhere else.

What’s New

Version 2.2.5

newsletter updated

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
821 Ratings

821 Ratings


My Daily Political News (Dummified)

I love this app. Everyday I come back home from I go in my room to change into my pajamas and I've made it a habit to turn on the daily report from the Recount. I love the fact that they make it so I can actually make sense of political news (cause I surely have no idea what politics is all about and would love to stay away from listening to the Trump drama for more than 45 minutes). All in all a well worthy download!

SanneKLB ,

It’s hard to watch some of these news stories

But I so appreciate that there is a news source that doesn’t pull punches on what’s happening in our world. We must stay informed in these times when it seems almost every American principle is being threatened by self-serving, ever-powerful leadership at the highest levels of our government. The Recount highlights all that is good and bad happening in politics all around the globe. Thank you!

stevenfrank8818 ,

Greatest App for quick political updates

This app is phenomenal. I use it everyday for daily current event updates and recommend it to all of my friends. The videos are edited so well and they provide a unique take on quickly digesting politics and world news under 60 seconds. With so many news outlets out there, the recount makes it the easiest to consume media.

App Privacy

The developer, The Recount, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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