Today on Boston Public Radio:
Robert Costa talked about his special report for Washington Week, on the attitudes of Pennsylvania voters ahead of Tuesday’s election, and how they have and haven't changed in the four years since 2016. Costa is the managing editor and moderator of Washington Week, and a national political reporter at The Washington Post. You can catch Washington Week on GBH, Friday nights at 8.
Next, we opened lines to talk with listeners about your anxieties and hopes ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Charlie Chieppo and Shannon O’Brien joined for a politics roundtable, weighing in on where both of the candidates stands on the eve of Election Day. They also talked about the anticipated delay in Tuesday's election results, and what it's going to take for President Donald Trump to accept a potential Joe Biden victory. Chieppo is principal of Chieppo Strategies, a senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute, and adjunct professor at Suffolk University. O’Brien is former state treasurer and Democratic nominee for governor of Massachusetts.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley called in as a surrogate for the Biden/Harris ticket, to make her final appeal to voters ahead of Tuesday’s election. She also weighed in on Massachusetts police reform, and why she believes the U.S. is due for a third Reconstruction. Pressley represents the 7th Congressional District for Massachusetts.
Charles Stewart III talked about the varying potential outcomes of Tuesday’s election, and how the surge of mail-in voting and other coronavirus precautions might impact when we get election results. Stewart is the Kenan Sahin distinguished professor of political science at MIT. He’s also director of the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, and co-director of the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project.
Irene Monroe and Emmett Price talked about the latest headlines at the intersection of religion and the 2020 election. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, and a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. Price is a Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Together, they host GBH’s All Rev’d Up podcast.
We closed out Monday’s show by returning to listeners to talk about anything and everything related to Tuesday’s presidential election.