• Summary

  • 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 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.
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Episodes
  • Presidential Transition

    Nov 18 2020
    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 process? Kristen Holmes sits down with the director of the Center for Presidential Transition, David Marchick, to answer all our questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    15 mins
  • Counting Your Vote

    Nov 11 2020
    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. ProPublica’s Jessica Huseman returns to the podcast to help break down how the electoral system worked this year, and where things stand now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    15 mins
  • The Electoral College

    Nov 3 2020
    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’s “magic wall”, Chief National correspondent John King. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    16 mins

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