After an unprecedented election season, the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will come to an end on election night. As tallying of ballots kicks off, the PBS NewsHour will be live throughout election night Nov. 3 with results and analysis.
The digital preshow begins at 4 p.m. ET. William Brangham will talk with Beverly Gage, professor of history at Yale University, about history surrounding U.S. elections and what we should keep in mind for 2020; Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha about the pandemic and how it plays into this year’s vote; and Steve Vladeck, law professor at The University of Texas, about what legal challenges might arise as election night wears on.
The NewsHour’s special programing begins at 6 p.m. ET, with special coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Because of the record number of mail-in and early ballots, results may take longer to tally than in years past.
PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will be joined in the studio by senior correspondents Lisa Desjardins and Amna Nawaz, and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report. Throughout the night, they will be checking in with correspondents, reporters, experts and political analysts stationed around the country, including in the presidential battleground states of Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia.
In addition to reporting on results, special election night coverage will take a closer look at the states and races to watch -- those that will likely determine control of the White House and the Senate -- as well as the unique factors at play in this election, from the pandemic to the Black Lives Matter protests to the concerns about voter access.
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