The 2020 election: updates and reflections

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Chester Country election workers check ballots one last time before sending them to be scanned and counted in the West Chester University gym.

Chester County election workers check ballots one last time before sending them to be scanned and counted in the West Chester University gym. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Today, we look at what we know so far about the results and what it tells us about the state of country, and the future of government. We’ll also discuss the record turnout, who came out for which candidate, and look at why Democrats faltered down-ballot while Republicans gained ground. Also — why, once again, were the polls so wrong? Our guests are HOLLY OTTERBEIN, a reporter for Politico, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor JOHN FETTERMAN, ALI VALENZUELA, assistant professor of politics at Princeton University, KELLY DITTMAR, director of research for the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

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