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YouTube campaigns for home-grown election coverage with new sets

Google's video site created replicas of the Oval Office, election-themed news desk, a White House Press Room and debate stage for video creators to use.

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An election-themed interview room at the YouTube Space LA

YouTube built an election-themed interview room at the YouTube Space LA.

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Oval Office desk at YouTube Space LA

YouTube LA also has a 360-degree replica of the Oval Office.

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Back of Oval Office set at YouTube Space LA

The Oval Office set in LA wraps around for video shooting at any angle.

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LA White House podium

YouTube's creator space in Los Angeles also has a presidential speech podium.

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Polling station

This election booth setup is part of a multipurpose set in the LA space that also includes the podium and news desk.

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NY Oval Office

The Oval Office set at YouTube Space New York differs from the one in Los Angeles (and from the real thing) in rug and paint color, but both have dead-on replicas the presidential desk.

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Oval Office replica in New York's YouTube Space

The Oval Office set in New York isn't, however, strictly oval.

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Debate podiums at YouTube Space New York

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is slated for Sept. 26, but YouTubers can shoot mock debates in New York anytime.

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White House press room in YouTube Space New York

A White House press room mockup is the third of YouTube's election-related sets in New York.

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Press room presto change-o

Add another podium, move the flags and -- Presto! You have the debate stage again. Such multitasking.

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