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Election Results – Reactions, Implications and Predictions

Political science and legal experts discuss Election results – what they mean for the country and state, and what comes next.

A television in the White House briefing room shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington.


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So how are you doing?

You made it through Election Day. What do you feel good about, and what still worries you?

Election 2020 has experienced historic voter turnout, but also continues to reinforce how divided we are as a country.

In this episode, political science and law experts discuss what this election says about our country – from exit poll data and minority voter turnout to legal challenges expected – and listeners call in with their reactions.

Guests are:

  • Melanye Price – Political Science professor, Prairie View A&M University
  • Gordon Quan – Immigration Attorney and Partner at Quan Law and former Houston City Councilman (2000-06)
  • Brandon Rottinghaus – Political Science Professor, University of Houston and co-host of Party Politics
  • Charles "Rocky" Rhodes – Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston.

Houston Public Media reporter Matt Harab also joins Ernie with news via the Texas Tribune that a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to immediately sweep Texas processing facilities for mail-in ballots that were postmarked by Tuesday.

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