Big Books & Bold Ideas with Kerri Miller

Making sense of the 2020 Election

People stand at voting booths in a gym.
People vote at the East Side Neighborhood Services polling place in northeast Minneapolis on Nov. 3, 2020.
Liam James Doyle for MPR News

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday to write the conclusion to an extraordinary presidential campaign, amid a pandemic and after a record 100 million people had already cast early votes. 

In a special two-hour show on Wednesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with political scientists and listeners about the historic election, the latest results and where things go from here. 


  • Philip Chen is an assistant professor of political science at Beloit College.

  • Samara Klar is an associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy.

  • Kathryn L Pearson is an associate professor in political science at the University of Minnesota. 

  • Eric McDaniel is an associate professor in the department of government at the University of Texas at Austin.

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