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
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Skimm This for August 14, 2020
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