At a Union League event Saturday night NewsWorks blogger Dick Polman, WHYY senior reporter Dave Davies, and PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill reflected on their experience at the Republican National Convention and looked ahead to the Democratic National Convention.
“There are 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have voted democratic in the last six elections,” said NewsWorks blogger, Dick Polman. “That’s 240 Electoral College votes.”
Polman was doing the math at a Union League event Saturday night before WHYY members. Polman, WHYY’s senior reporter Dave Davies, and PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill reflected on their experience at the just-completed Republican National Convention in Cleveland and looked ahead to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. WHYY Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn moderated the hour-long conversation.
Polman, Davies, and Ifill speculated that Bernie Sanders would not do to Hillary Clinton what Ted Cruz did to Donald Trump. Ifill pointed out that Sanders has already endorsed Clinton. While the Sanders camp has many vocal supporters they make up a minority of the convention.
The conversation ended on the future of the Republican Party — what the party might look like if Donald Trump wins, and what would happen if he doesn’t. Watch in the video above.
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