A Presidential Election Like No Other

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Presidential elections are always momentous occasions in American history, but this election could be unlike any we’ve ever seen.

Racial justice protests, battles over election integrity and a global pandemic loom over the election — and, in the last 2 weeks, the president, and several people close to him, tested positive for the coronavirus.

To look at this election in a historical context, WBUR's Morning Edition spoke with Tom Whalen, a social sciences professor at Boston University.

This segment aired on October 12, 2020.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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