Week In The News: Where The Race For The White House Stands

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Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

The race for the presidency presses on, as Trump doubles down on baseless claims about election fraud. We sort through this historic week, and look ahead at what’s to come.


Ron Suskind, investigative journalist and author. (@RonSuskind)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

Beverly Gage, professor of history and American Studies, and director of the program in grand strategy at Yale University. Author of the forthcoming "G-Man: J Edgar Hoover and the American Century." (@beverlygage)

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New York Times: “The Day After Election Day” — "There will of course be an Election Day — and it could be one of tumult, banners colliding, incidents at the polls and attempted hacks galore. More likely than not, it will end without a winner named or at least generally accepted."

The Guardian: "Joe Biden inches closer to White House as US election reaches climax"-- "Joe Biden, the US Democratic presidential challenger, has edged closer to the White House after dramatically overtaking Donald Trump’s vote tally in Georgia for the first time and further closing the gap in Pennsylvania."

Washington Post: "USPS processed 150,000 ballots after Election Day, jeopardizing thousands of votes" — "More than 150,000 ballots were caught in U.S. Postal Service processing facilities and not delivered by Election Day, agency data shows, including more than 12,000 in five of the states that have yet to be called for either President Trump or Democratic challenger, Joe Biden."

CNN: "Here's why the vote count is still going in key states" — "The presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden remains on a razor's edge as election workers in key states continue to plow through ballots."

Washington Post: "As Trump began floating baseless claims of election fraud, television networks cut away" — "In a striking editorial decision, the country’s three leading television news networks cut away from President Trump’s misinformation-heavy address from the White House on Thursday evening."

This program aired on November 6, 2020.

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