11 episodes

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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    • 3.8 • 149 Ratings

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.

    Presidential Transition

    Presidential Transition

    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.
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    • 14 min
    Counting Your Vote

    Counting Your Vote

    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.
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    • 15 min
    The Electoral College

    The Electoral College

    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.
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    • 15 min
    The Courts and the Election

    The Courts and the Election

    U.S. judges and justices may seem detached from our election process, but every vote impacts and shapes our judiciary system. And in many cases, these courts can affect the future of our elections. This week, Kristen Holmes talks with Harvard University Professor Maya Sen. Plus, we have an update from CNN Supreme Court Reporter Ariane De Vogue on the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
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    • 20 min
    Who Should Get Your Vote?

    Who Should Get Your Vote?

    This election isn’t just about the race for the White House. For a lot of us, the issues we care most about, are handled at the local level and that’s why it’s important to understand who’s running and what they stand for. This week, Kristen Holmes talks with ProPublica's Jessica Huseman about who else is on your ballot and why they matter.
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    • 19 min
    Disinformation

    Disinformation

    These days, it’s not so easy to tell what’s true and what’s false on the internet. From trolls to Russian bots, there are a lot of tools being used to destabilize U.S. elections - and they are counting on regular Americans to click and share their false information. In this episode Kristen Holmes and former CIA analyst Cindy Otis help you figure out how to spot disinformation, and stop it from spreading.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

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Informative

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