Voter Intimidation, Election Views from The Mid East, Touring Clinton Headquarters
November 2, 2016•42 min
Coming up on today's show: Donald Trump has been calling on his supporters to monitor the polls for months, but it appears some instances of voter intimidation have already taken place across the country. Leah Wright Rigueur, an assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, explains. The Takeaway toured Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn this week, and we heard from Amanda Finney, a digital correspondence assistant for the campaign, and Maya Harris, senior domestic policy adviser; Elan Kriegel, director of analytics; Osi Imeokparia, chief product officer; and Addisu Demissie, national voter outreach and mobilization director. All this week we’ll be checking in on how citizens around the world are viewing the U.S presidential election. Today we hear from Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent, BuzzFeed News, in Turkey. For the last few months, The Takeaway has been interviewing individuals in each of the 15 community types identified by the American Communities Project to get a sense of the issues that are affecting people where they live ahead of Election Day. Today, we hear from Pastor Rit Varriale from the Evangelical Hub community type of Shelby, North Carolina. In Missouri, the U.S. Senate race is heating up between Democratic challenger Jason Kander and Republican Roy Blunt. They're polling just a point apart despite Donald Trump’s sizable lead in the state. Jo Mannies, political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio, explains. On Sunday, Will Reeve, the son of beloved actor Christopher Reeve, will run the New York City marathon in his father's honor. He's hoping to raise money for his family’s charity, which provides support for those with spinal cord injuries and funds for medical research. Will Reeve, now a contributor to ESPN, joins The Takeaway today.