Election 101

Election 101

Election 101

CATEGORY: News
If there's one thing we knew about 2020, it's that what's supposed to happen might not. This November was no exception. In Election 101, we’re getting back to the basics of what's at stake when you cast your vote. Whether you’re a political novice or longtime expert, this podcast will bring something new and vital to your understanding of what it means to be democratically elected. Hosted by CNN's Kristen Holmes.
  1. November 18, 2020
    13 min
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    Presidential Transition
    What exactly is supposed to happen during a normal presidential transition? How does one administration smoothly handover to the next? And what is the impact of the Trump administration’s resistance to this pro…
  2. November 11, 2020
    14 min
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    Counting Your Vote
    The results are finally in and Joe Biden is the new president-elect, but a lot of us still have questions. Like, how the ballots got counted, why it took so long to get the results, and what happens next. ProPu…
  3. November 03, 2020
    14 min
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    The Electoral College
    Election Day is finally here! Today on Election 101 we break down the controversial (and confusing!) way the president is really elected. Kristen Holmes is joined by Electoral College expert and the king of CNN…
  4. October 28, 2020
    19 min
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    The Courts and the Election
    U.S. judges and justices may seem detached from our election process, but every vote impacts and shapes our judiciary system. And in many cases, these courts can affect the future of our elections. This week, K…
  5. October 21, 2020
    17 min
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    Who Should Get Your Vote?
    This election isn’t just about the race for the White House. For a lot of us, the issues we care most about, are handled at the local level and that’s why it’s important to understand who’s running and what the…
  6. October 14, 2020
    19 min
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    Disinformation
    These days, it’s not so easy to tell what’s true and what’s false on the internet. From trolls to Russian bots, there are a lot of tools being used to destabilize U.S. elections - and they are counting on regul…
  7. October 07, 2020
    18 min
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    The Vice President
    Does the vice presidential pick matter on Election Day? In these final weeks of the election, more eyes are focused on that second name on the ballot. Kristen Holmes speaks with Julia Azari, Associate Professor…
  8. September 30, 2020
    21 min
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    Does Polling Matter?
    In 2016, poll after poll predicted a Hillary Clinton victory, and voters constantly heard that she was "ahead in the polls." But, what does that really mean? Why were the polls so far off? And if polls can be s…
  9. September 23, 2020
    18 min
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    Vote by Mail
    There’s nothing new about voting by mail. Americans have been doing it since the Civil War, and many states primarily vote by mail to this day. But this year, Covid-19 is pushing many states to expand those eff…
  10. September 16, 2020
    16 min
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    Voter Registration
    Let’s start at the very beginning: voter registration. How do you do it and why does it matter? Registering to vote hasn’t always been simple, and for many Americans, it still isn't. The first step in our elect…
  11. September 08, 2020
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    Introducing: Election 101
    If there's one thing we know about 2020, it's that what's supposed to happen might not. This November will be no exception. In Election 101, we’re getting back to the basics of what's at stake when you cast you…

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