Today on Boston Public Radio:
Frank Rich talked about some worst-case scenarios for Democrats ahead of Tuesday's election tallies, and what he believes might happen to the careers of GOP Trump loyalists if the president loses his reelection bid. Rich is writer-at-large for New York Magazine, where he covers politics and culture. He’s also an executive producer of HBO’s “Succession,” and “Veep."
Next, we opened lines to talk with listeners about your feelings on everything related to Tuesday's presidential election.
Carol Rose talked about the work being done by the ACLU to ensure a fair election as day-of voters head to the polls. She also touched on some complaints about long lines and improper ID checks that her organization has already received. Carol Rose is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts ACLU.
Robert Blair discussed his recent writing for the Boston Globe on why Democrats should have a plan for how to respond if President Trump loses the election and contests the results. He also weighed in on why it’s so difficult to measure the gradual decline of democracies. Blair is an assistant professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University and coordinator of the Democratic Erosion consortium.
Jennifer Horn talked about what the Lincoln Project, a collective of anti-Trump Republicans, is doing to encourage fellow conservatives to support former Vice President Joe Biden on election day. Horn is the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project and a columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Allan Lichtman discussed the reasoning behind his prediction that Joe Biden will clinch a victory in the 2020 election, after correctly predicting the winner of every presidential race across the last nine elections. Lichtman is a distinguished professor of History at American University and the author of numerous books, including the election perennial "Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House.”
John King gave a debrief on the latest political headlines on election day and talked about which Senate races he'll be watching closely as Tuesday night’s results come in. King is CNN's chief national correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We closed out Tuesday’s show by returning to callers — including former Secretary of State John Kerry — to hear your thoughts on election 2020.