Dissecting Election Results As Biden Picks Up Wisconsin, Michigan
The morning after polls closed in the presidential election, results continued to be counted in battleground states as President Trump falsely claimed victory. By Wednesday afternoon, some key races — like Wisconsin and Michigan — were projected to go for Joe Biden, while officials in other states — like Nevada and Pennsylvania — continued their tallies. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Farah Stockman of The New York Times editorial board, and Amber Phillips, political reporter for The Washington Post.
Black Americans Turn Out In High Numbers For 2020, In Spite Of Systemic Obstacles To Voting
The 2020 presidential election saw several major examples of racial disparities in voting access, ranging from higher rates of absentee ballot rejection for Black and Latino voters in some states, to longer lines at early voting polling stations in majority-Black neighborhoods, and beyond. Despite this, however, records show Black voters turned out in strong numbers this year. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, a nonprofit aimed at increasing voter engagement.