Monday, November 12, 2018

VOTE 2018 - Update

"Why Pelosi thinks these midterms are about ‘honoring the vision of our founders’" PBS NewsHour 11/6/2018


SUMMARY:  Midterm elections are often perceived as a referendum on the current presidential administration.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joins Judy Woodruff to explain what her party thinks is on the table this Election Day, including “integrity in government.”

"What makes this year’s midterms historic" PBS NewsHour 11/6/2018


SUMMARY:  How do this year’s midterm elections compare to those in the past?  Judy Woodruff gets insights from presidential historian Michael Beschloss about the significance of this year’s races given the current power dynamic among the three branches of government.

"The big midterm wins, losses and potential future political stars" PBS NewsHour 11/7/2018


SUMMARY:  For Republicans, the 'Show Me State' showed up, and the Texas GOP passed another major test.  For the left, the grand prize was control of the House, in addition to several new governor’s mansions.  Lisa Desjardins breaks down the high-profile wins and losses from Tuesday's midterm election.

"Here’s who showed up to the polls and how they voted" PBS NewsHour 11/7/2018


SUMMARY:  What do Tuesday's midterm exit polls reveal about the ways gender, educational attainment, and age played out differently across the nation?  Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.

"Election win ‘important closure’ for LGBTQ Coloradans, governor-elect says" PBS NewsHour 11/7/2018


SUMMARY:  Five-term Colorado Democrat Jared Polis on Tuesday became the first openly gay man to be elected a U.S. governor.  Polis joins John Yang to discuss his historic win and his campaign for better health care, gun violence prevention, and renewable energy.

"Midterms still strained in Georgia, Florida and Arizona" PBS NewsHour 11/10/2018


SUMMARY:  In a politically divided America, the results of the midterm elections in several states are still up for debate with accusations of voter fraud, summons for recounts, and more.  Miles Parks, a reporter for NPR who is keeping track of the tallies, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

"In Florida, Amendment 4 restores more than a right to vote" PBS NewsHour 11/10/2018


SUMMARY:  More than 60 percent of voters in Florida chose on Election Day to restore voting rights to 1.5 million people with prior felonies, amending state policy enforced during the 19th century and upheld until Tuesday.  Myrna Perez, who leads the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Election Project at New York University joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what this means for them and the country.

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