Episode 148: Election Reflection
For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne discuss the 2020 election. They begin the episode by reflecting on the unfolding results (00:30), sharing their thoughts on what it will take for Biden to win (6:15), and discussing how the changing demography of the South is shaping voting trends (9:00). The host then have a conversation about voter suppression during the 2020 election (11:20) and whether or not mail-in voting was the best strategy for Democrats (13:30). Next, they reflect back on the 2016 election (19:38), discuss Senate races (22:26), and share how they are managing anxiety while awaiting results (24:00). Ty and Daphne close the episode by discussing the NJ marijuana ballot initiative (28:54) and what this election means for the future (32:03).
McConnell wins reelection - https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/523644-mcconnell-wins-reelection
Democrats keep control of House, NBC News projects, as Senate fight continues - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/republicans-fight-hold-control-senate-democrats-try-capitalize-anti-trump-n1245847
As Counting Begins, a Flood of Mail Ballots Complicates Vote Tallies - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/03/us/elections/mail-ballot-counting-vote.html
USPS disregards court order to conduct sweeps in 12 postal districts after more than 300,000 ballots can’t be traced - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/11/03/election-ballot-delays-usps/