Election 2020: Where does it stand, what’s next, what happens in a transition?

Joe Biden a paru jeudi se rapprocher légèrement de la victoire à l'élection présidentielle aux Etats-Unis, dont l'issue dépend désormais d'une poignée d'Etats dans lesquels les écarts sont extrêmement minces et se resserrent au fur et à mesure du dépouillement, contesté par Donald Trump, qui promet de mener une bataille juridique tous azimuts pour conserver la Maison blanche. /Photos prises le 4 novembre 2020/REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Carlos Barria

It’s Thursday afternoon on the East Coast of the United States, two days after the end of voting in the 2020 presidential election. The country is anxiously watching as ballots are counted in Nevada, New Mexico, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania to see whether Donald Trump is re-elected, or Joe Biden becomes the president elect. By the time you hear this episode, the situation may have changed dramatically, but we still wanted to talk to one of our leading experts on politics and campaigns about what happened in the election, and what happens next. So, Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management, joins the program to talk about what surprised her on Tuesday, what the next steps in the process are, and what happens in a presidential transition. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts on iTunes, send feedback email to [email protected], and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.

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