How Bizarre (Or Great) Will The 2020 Election Be?

And hey by the way, The Cracked Podcast is on YouTube now!
How Bizarre (Or Great) Will The 2020 Election Be?

Hey there folks! This is Alex Schmidt with some exciting news: we're going to start cross-posting The Cracked Podcast's new episodes to the Cracked YouTube channel, beginning with this episode. I think that's exciting! And by the way, do you listen to the show through Apple Podcasts or Stitcher or Spotify or any other traditional podcast player? Cool! Nothing changes for you. The podcast will keep broadcasting everywhere it already broadcasts, and additionally there will be a YouTube post for each new episode. This isn't that thing where Joe Rogan's show is becoming a Spotify exclusive; this is almost exactly the opposite of that. Same show, one more platform.

On this week's episode, Alex Schmidt is joined by Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Dave Weigel (The Washington Post) for a look ahead at an election that's practically happening tomorrow. Could one party take both houses of Congress? How is the Presidential race shaping up? And will American voters have to jack up their pandemic risk just to plunk down a ballot?



The Trailer Newsletter/Washington Post

Absentee Voting/

How To Vote By Mail/Lifehacker

As Covid-19 cases rise in 17 states, Americans still divided on whether masks should be mandated/CNN

America's Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further/The Atlantic

The Trailer: The mail voting debate gets more confounding/Washington Post

The Trump tweet so mendacious, Twitter implemented its first-ever fact check

Pre-Coronavirus state laws on voting by mail/FiveThirtyEight

As Trump Rails Against Voting by Mail, States Open the Door for It/The New York Times

Records show Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 12 times in 12 years/CBS

How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America/Smithsonian

It's Official: New York's Presidential Primary Is Happening/Gothamist

Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in Florida/New York Magazine

Who Votes By Mail/Brennan Center

The Trailer: Challenging Democratic incumbents has gotten even tougher/Washington Post

Why the Uncle Joe-Can't-Internet Criticism Is Mostly Malarkey/Vanity Fair

The Trailer: I signed up as a Trump supporter, then a Biden supporter. Here's what happened next/Washington Post

Trump Campaign Store Begins Selling 'You Ain't Black' $30 T-Shirts Referencing Joe Biden Remarks/Newsweek

Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump? /FiveThirtyEight

Despite Competition From Bloomberg, Biden Does Better On Super Tuesday Against Bernie Sanders Than Hillary Clinton Did in 2016/Newsweek

Americans are not rallying around Donald Trump during the pandemic/The Economist

Many world leaders have seen double-digit polling surges amid coronavirus. Trump isn't one of them/Vox

Trump Job Approval Sets New Record for Polarization/Gallup

Trump and Kushner Engage in Revisionist History in Boasting of Success Over Virus/The New York Times

Life at the Trump Tailgate: Spiked Slurpees, Culture Wars and the Coronavirus Hoax/Politico

Power Up: Trump wants masks to be a 2020 wedge issue. But Americans, including Republicans, support them/Washington Post

Coronavirus Polling/XKCD

2020 Senate Election Interactive Map/270ToWin

What To Make Of Those New Senate Polls That Have Democrats Way Ahead /FiveThirtyEight

New poll shows Sen. Martha McSally losing ground to Mark Kelly and that's not even the bad news/AZCentral

Republican Mike Garcia wins California special election and flips House seat/CBS

Democrats won House popular vote by largest midterm margin since Watergate/NBC

Congress Generic Ballot Polls/FiveThirtyEight

As Trump rails against mail-in voting, his campaign tries to make it easier for Pennsylvania supporters/NBC

As Trump rages, state officials quietly press forward with vote by mail/NBC

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