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The US election podcast from ITV News. Every week, Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt and Washington Correspondent Robert Moore bring you analysis, reporting from the Trump and Biden campaigns, plus special guests on November's race for the White House.

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The US election podcast from ITV News. Every week, Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt and Washington Correspondent Robert Moore bring you analysis, reporting from the Trump and Biden campaigns, plus special guests on November's race for the White House.

    Episode 7: Wildfires, fake news and watermelon GIFs (with Mica Mosbacher and Jevin West)

    Episode 7: Wildfires, fake news and watermelon GIFs (with Mica Mosbacher and Jevin West)

    "It's not just Facebook any more. It comes now in your text messages, it comes in old fashioned email..."

    Tracking fake news across this election is a daily endeavour for Jevin West, co-author of Calling Bullsh*t, who is waging a war on misinformation online.

    He outlines to Daniel Hewitt the new threats in this election and why American voters have no idea that the local news they're reading each day is far from authentic.

    Meanwhile Robert Moore and Laura Schwartz discuss the impact of the wildfires on the campaigns and Mica Mosbacher, adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign, argues why voters will be focused on the economy and law and order issues, with some telling signs from her home in Austin, Texas.

    The group inevitably look ahead to the forthcoming presidential debates - a lot more of that to come in Episode 8 - before our man of the jingle, digital detective Fred Dimbleby, wows the crowd with the unexpected influence of GIFs on the 2020 race for the White House.

    • 37 min
    Episode 6: Will we regret not trusting the polls? (with Harvard's Michael Sandel)

    Episode 6: Will we regret not trusting the polls? (with Harvard's Michael Sandel)

    "Speak to them directly, pay less attention to the looming man for all his bluster, standing across the stage."

    Harvard professor Michael Sandel's TED Talk "the lost art of democratic debate" has been watched by many millions, so who better to offer his advice to Joe Biden as his three-pronged debate showdown with Donald Trump looms.

    The author of The Tyranny of Merit talks to Daniel Hewitt about the future of America as they draw parallels between how US and UK voters have abandoned long-held voter allegiances - and what it means for this election.

    Meanwhile, Robert Moore reports back from shocking scenes as armed militia take control in Louisville - and meets the gun-toting grandmother fighting back - while Laura Schwartz shares what she learned travelling across the key state of Wisconsin, plus the secrets of her mother's famous "Hobo Dinner".

    And, if that wasn't enough, Daniel reveals how he felt watching the final episode of The West Wing and the ally he's now gained over his 'endings phobia'.

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    • 37 min
    Special episode: So Sir Kim Darroch, will Trump win?

    Special episode: So Sir Kim Darroch, will Trump win?

    For this special bonus edition of Will Trump Win? Robert and Daniel are joined by one of Robert's former tennis opponents in Washington, Sir Kim Darroch.

    Sir Kim was of course a bigger hitter in the world of diplomacy as the UK ambassador to the United States and saw his glittering career ended in 2019 by a leaked memo in which he was highly critical of the occupier of the White House.

    So where does he stand on Donald Trump now, does he know who leaked the infamous cable and what is his reaction to the president gaining a nomination for his peace keeping efforts?

    After serving key diplomatic roles in Brussels for the UK, Sir Kim also offers a scathing analysis of Britain's current handling of the Brexit agreement and admission of planned illegality.

    Plus he answers the key question - Will Trump Win? - and explains what difference the next president will make to the prospects of a UK-US trade deal.

    • 35 min
    Episode 5: Does racial turmoil play into the Trump playbook? (with election whisperer Rachel Bitecofer)

    Episode 5: Does racial turmoil play into the Trump playbook? (with election whisperer Rachel Bitecofer)

    "Here there is a gun shop in this town without any guns. Why? Because everything has sold out."

    From a boarded-up hotel, Robert Moore reports from the epicentre of the US racial unrest, Kenosha, and explains in episode five why the perception of wider violence plays into the Donald Trump playbook.

    The self-styled Election Whisperer, Rachel Bitecofer, explains why she was confident to call this election for the Democrats before Joe Biden was even picked - but identifies the superior Republican campaigning tactics which will worry the frontrunner.

    Plus White House insider Laura Schwartz shares tales of West Wing parties with Daniel Hewitt as the show returns for a one off before our digital detective Fred Dimblebly sheds light on a shocking pro-Trump conspiracy theory group operating under your noses online.

    And he reacts to hearing his very own jingle for the first time.

    • 36 min
    Episode 4: Could coronavirus make rather than break Trump? (with pollster Jon McHenry and disaster expert Max Brooks)

    Episode 4: Could coronavirus make rather than break Trump? (with pollster Jon McHenry and disaster expert Max Brooks)

    “At one point I had to get up and look out my front window and check that homes next door to me weren’t being torched.”

    Washington Correspondent Robert Moore and returning friend of the show Laura Schwartz react to a Republican National Convention like no other in episode four of Will Trump Win?

    But who is the party trying to reach with these apparent scare tactics? Laura shares a telling story from a return home to rural Wisconsin to explain why they may well work.

    The team also look at the pandemic's impact on this remarkable election as Daniel Hewitt speaks to polling expert Jon McHenry and World War Z and Devolution author Max Brooks.

    • 31 min
    Episode 3: Why can't Biden persuade Trump voters? (with ex-Trump adviser Barry Bennett)

    Episode 3: Why can't Biden persuade Trump voters? (with ex-Trump adviser Barry Bennett)

    Episode three of Will Trump Win? examines the evidence of continuing grassroots support for Donald Trump despite him still trailing heavily in national polls.

    Barry Bennett, a senior advisor to Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign, tells Daniel and Robert why he believes Joe Biden's campaign - and the backing he received at the Democratic National Convention - will fail in a bid to persuade Trump voters to switch sides.

    Plus he gives us an insight into what the president is really like away from television and Twitter but why he has become so disheartened by the state of America in 2020.

    Robert shares what he learned from brushing shoulders with bikers, before Fred Dimbleby forces his way back onto the podcast to run the rule over the rival Facebook campaigns. Can Biden's ice cream approach really topple Trump's personal attacks?

    • 33 min

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