The 2000 election isn’t a particularly great analogue to the Trump campaign’s legal challenges here in 2020, but it can help us better understand presidential transitions — because George W. Bush had the shortest one ever. We discussed the transfer of power on yesterday’s show, and a listener asked about it, so today we’re going to get into some presidential history. Plus: your questions about campaign finance, conservative social media and California’s new rules for gig workers, all on this super-sized Whadda Ya Wanna Know Wednesday.
Here’s a list of everything we talked about today:
- “Campaign spending could continue long after Election Day” from “Marketplace Morning Report”
- “2020 election to cost $14 billion, blowing away spending records” from Open Secrets, the Center for Responsive Politics website
- “A Twitter for conservatives? Parler surges amid election misinformation crackdown” from NBC News
- “Foreign election interference is finding plenty of places online to spread” from “Marketplace Tech”
- “Fact-Checked on Facebook and Twitter, Conservatives Switch Their Apps” from The New York Times
- “Why it’s ‘critical’ for presidential transition to move forward” from PBS NewsHour
- “What’s ascertainment? The green light to launch transition” from the Associated Press
- “What Uber, Lyft Prop 22 win could mean for the future of all freelance work” from NBC News
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