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Last Call: Election Day Expectations

October 30, 2020

Up first, we’ve got the latest on three developing stories from this week. Including: Amy Coney Barrett officially joining the Supreme Court, a new study on COVID-19 antibodies, and why tech CEOs faced a grilling on Capitol Hill. 

And for our main story, you’ve probably seen headlines that, by the end of election night, we might not know who won the presidential race. To prepare you for the different possible election and post-election scenarios, we created a roadmap of different options. Named after…cocktails. Meet: the Old Fashioned, the Spiked Seltzer, and the Long Island Iced Tea. We’ll speak to election experts about how these different scenarios could play out. 

Then, we’ve got some tips on how to help some of the older folks in your life cast their ballots safely. 

And finally, we’ve got some ideas for this weekend’s (politics optional!) movie night. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in governance studies, Brookings Institution

  • Mary McCord, legal director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University

  • Molly Krakowski, senior director of government affairs, JASA

  • Dawn Porter, director, “The Way I See It” 

  • Beandrea July, freelance film and television critic

Let us know what questions you have about what’s going on in the news right now. Email us at or call and leave us a voicemail at: 646-461-6370. You might hear your message on the show. 

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