After what feels like a relentless campaign season, U.S. voters are choosing a variety of methods to weigh in on a historic election this fall. The Pew Research Center reports that interest in the election is as high as it has been in two decades. Some national surveys project that the majority of Americans don’t expect to know who has won the presidential election on election night. Tabulation and litigation of millions of mail-in and provisional ballots will likely keep us on our toes in the days – or even weeks – after election day. Regardless of the ballot counts and claims from campaigns after November 3rd, most sources predict a period of anxiety and aggressive political maneuvering will follow.
GPB host and journalist Virginia Prescott will speak with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Sarah McCammon for a discussion on the post-election political landscape. Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts the extremely popular NPR Politics Podcast. She has chronicled the Trump administration from day one, putting his unorthodox presidency in context for NPR listeners, from early morning tweets to executive orders and investigations. In 2018, Keith was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. Sarah McCammon is no stranger to GPB listeners, having reported from GPB’s Savannah bureau. She was NPR’s lead political reporter on the Donald Trump campaign in 2016, and is now a National Correspondent covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast for NPR. Prior to joining GPB, Virginia Prescott was host of the I-Tunes Top Ten Podcast Civic 101 and producer and editor for NPR’s Here & Now and On Point programs.
Special thanks to GPB Leadership Circle donors Randy and Nancy Wortmann for their generous support of this program.