Live Podcast Special: No Clear Outcome. Trump Defied Expectations. Now We Wait.

The latest analysis about this nail-biting race from across the Mother Jones newsroom.

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This is the scenario that many were worried about: no clear outcome on the last day of voting. So now we wait.

We’re in the midst of a pandemic, of course, and so we must be patient while officials cut through a thicket of mail-in, early, and day-of voting. And then there’s Trump, who prematurely declared victory. In this special day-after livestream of the Mother Jones Podcast, Washington Bureau Chief David Corn discusses the big trends from election night and where to look for results next. Reporter Noah Lanard gets to the bottom of the Miami-Dade count that helped cost Biden the 29 coveted electoral votes in Florida—something that his on-the-ground reporting hinted at weeks ago. On the other side of the country: Fernanda Echavarri breaks down the organizing and politicking that flipped Arizona from red to blue—if early calls hold true—and how reliable that state may be for Democrats in future elections.

Listen the livestream (lightly edited for length) in our podcast player above, or watch it as it originally aired below:

IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE SCREWED WITHOUT TRUMP:

"It's that we're screwed with or without him if we can't show the public that what we do matters for the long term," writes Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein as she kicks off our drive to raise $350,000 in donations from readers by July 17.

This is a big one for us. It's our first time asking for an outpouring of support since screams of FAKE NEWS and so much of what Trump stood for made everything we do so visceral. Like most newsrooms, we face incredibly hard budget realities, and it's unnerving needing to raise big money when traffic is down.

So, as we ask you to consider supporting our team's journalism, we thought we'd slow down and check in about where Mother Jones is and where we're going after the chaotic last several years. This comparatively slow moment is also an urgent one for Mother Jones: You can read more in "Slow News Is Good News," and if you're able to, please support our team's hard-hitting journalism and help us reach our big $350,000 goal with a donation today.

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IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE SCREWED WITHOUT TRUMP:

"It's that we're screwed with or without him if we can't show the public that what we do matters for the long term," writes Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein as she kicks off our drive to raise $350,000 in donations from readers by July 17.

This is a big one for us. So, as we ask you to consider supporting our team's journalism, we thought we'd slow down and check in about where Mother Jones is and where we're going after the chaotic last several years. This comparatively slow moment is also an urgent one for Mother Jones: You can read more in "Slow News Is Good News," and if you're able to, please support our team's hard-hitting journalism and help us reach our big $350,000 goal with a donation today.

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