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NPR Politics Podcast Breaks Down Exit Polls

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

On Election Day eve, the NPR Politics Podcast team reviews what we're talking about when we look at exit polls.

Early Voting Data Provides Clues About Turnout On Election Day

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making their closing arguments to voters as the 2016 presidential election comes to a close. Already, early voting numbers are providing clues about turnout and the candidates' effectiveness at getting out the vote.

Justice Department Sending Fewer People To Monitor Polling Places

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

The Justice Department will deploy more than 500 people to help watch polling places on Election Day. That's a significant decrease since the last presidential contest.

In Ohio, An African-American Republican Stands By Donald Trump

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tracey Winbush, vice chair of the Mahoning County, Ohio, GOP, about her support of Donald Trump as an African-American Republican and the intensity of enthusiasm around this year's election.

Trump, Clinton Crisscross The Country On Last Day Of Campaigning

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton make their final push on the last day of campaigning before Election Day.

In Closing Ads, Trump Goes Dark While Clinton Goes Cozy

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 2:36pm

Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's final appeals to voters display a stark difference in how each candidate ran for president.

'Doonesbury' Creator Has 'Great Fun' Putting Trump In A Comic Setting

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:19pm

"Donald and I go all the way back to when his hair was dark brown," Garry Trudeau jokes. His new book, Yuge!, is a collection of 30 years of comic strips featuring Trump as a character.

How Foreign Journalists Here Try To Explain The U.S. Election Back Home

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:47am

Reporters from Europe, Turkey and Lebanon share their experiences covering the 2016 U.S. election — everything from translation challenges to close encounters with a pregnant Ivanka Trump.

With Fewer Legal Tools In Hand, Justice Department Prepares To Monitor Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:30am

More than 500 monitors and observers will watch polling sites in 28 states and looking for voting rights violations, such as whether voters are discriminated against because of their race or language.

6 Things To Watch When It Comes To Control Of The House On Election Night

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:13am

The GOP is still favored to control the House. Donald Trump hasn't been the boon Democrats need. But some longtime GOP incumbents could go down, as Democrats stand to pick up a dozen or more seats.

GOP Hopes Rise In Battle For The Senate, But Democrats Still Have The Edge

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 6:32am

Republicans are feeling the best they have about this cycle about their chances of holding their majority, but even doing that requires several states to break their way on election night.

The 13 Bellwether Counties That Could Decide The Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 6:00am

Want an easy way to tell who will win the election? Check out these battleground state counties that have closely reflected the statewide vote.

Six Things To Watch For On Election Day

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 5:00am

Some key factors about tomorrow's results could have major implications for the future of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Social Media's Increasing Role In The 2016 Presidential Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Did social media help make 2016 one of the nastiest campaign seasons ever? In part yes, due to the nature of social networks.

Politics In The News: 1 Day Until Election Day

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

The day before American voters go to the polls, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Final NPR Battleground Map: The Race Snaps Back, But Clinton Maintains Advantage

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton retains a broad, consistent and shallow lead over Donald Trump in battleground states. If her Blue Wall of states leaning her direction holds, she wins. If not, anything can happen.

Final Thoughts As Voters Prepare To Head To The Polls

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 4:19pm

It's finally upon us. In just 48 hours tens of millions of voters will make their decision. NPR provides some final political analysis that voters should be thinking about as they head to the polls.

How To Deal With 'Election Anxiety'

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 4:19pm

A lot of Americans say they're feeling anxious before Tuesday's election. Stanford University psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys talks about how to cope before and after the votes are cast.

Exploring 'Political Correctness,' Or Lack Thereof, In The 2016 Election

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 4:19pm

Many supporters of Donald Trump say they like that he's not "politically correct." University of Pennsylvania professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains the attention to political correctness in 2016.

Forget 2016, Author Ronald Shafer Says 1840 Was When Campaigns Got Ugly

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 4:19pm

In the book The Carnival Campaign, author Ronald Shafer argues that the unsavory hallmarks of presidential campaigns actually began during the presidential contest of 1840.

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