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President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech on Nov. 9, 2016 in New York, with his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron follow him. (John Locher/AP)
President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech on Nov. 9, 2016 in New York, with his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron follow him. (John Locher/AP)
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It's election day, and that means key votes for many communities.

Boston is choosing whether to give Mayor Marty Walsh another term or hand the reins over to City Councilor Tito Jackson. Framingham voters are creating a city government, electing a mayor and city council for the first time.

And almost a year ago, Donald Trump won the Oval Office with 304 Electoral College votes, 77 more than Hillary Clinton. But Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes, which has lead to a lot of soul searching for Republicans and Democrats about the electoral process and a very divisive president.

Among them: Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. In his new book "One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported," Dionne lays out his case for why Trump's presidency is a threat to the nation's democratic system as a whole. But he also calls for specific changes to renew and strengthen those institutions.

Heather Cox Richardson will be moderating a discussion with Dionne and Norman Orenstein at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Wednesday night.

Guests

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. For the 2017-2018 academic year, he is a visiting professor at Harvard University. His latest book, co-authored with ‎Norman Ornstein and‎ Thomas Mann, is "One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported." He tweets @EJDionne.

Heather Cox Richardson, professor of history at Boston College and co-host of the WBUR podcast Freak Out and Carry On, which is released every Thursday. She tweets @HC_Richardson.

This segment aired on November 7, 2017.

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