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In A Tight Race, Where Do Election Results Stand As Votes Are Still Being Counted?

Nov 4, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Election Day results. It’s still too early to call a winner as states continue to count incoming mail-in ballots. While Trump has falsely claimed a victory, Biden is ahead in electoral votes.

More than 139 million votes have been counted, and the Associated Press is projecting a total vote of nearly 173 million, which would be a record. In a major win, Joe Biden is projected to be the first Democrat to win Arizona in 24 years. Trump is currently ahead in Pennsylvania, which he won in 2016 and could determine the outcome to this year's election. Trump is also the projected winner in Florida, where he’s shown strength among Latino voters. Only two Democrats have flipped a Senate seat. What are your comments and reactions to last night’s results?

Guests:

Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation covering the courts, the criminal justice system, and politics and Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center

Helaine Olen, Washington Post opinion columnist

Web Resources: 

The Nation, John Nichols: Biden: ‘It Ain’t Over Till Every Vote Is Counted, Every Ballot Is Counted’

The New York Times: How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50 States 

The Washington Post: Trump falsely asserts election fraud, claims a victory 

The Nation, Jeet Heer: By Ignoring Latino Voters, Biden Has Made the Election Too Close 

The Daily Beast, Blake Montgomery: Joe Biden Flips Arizona for First Dem Win in 24 Years