This episode is a little different from our usual format. Instead of inviting on a friend to ask them questions, this time Julie Varner Walsh is joined by a friend who’s asking her the questions. In the run-up to election day, Julie and her friend Rita Buettner thought it would be helpful to do a round-up of topics that might be of interest to listeners just before the election.
They cover modes of voting, write-in and third-party voting, how to make your final choices (if you haven’t yet), voting even when it feels like your vote can’t make a difference, and information to keep in mind about how mail-in ballots are counted. They cover the electoral college, why politics in the United States is dominated by two political parties (rather than three or more), what to watch for on election night, and what may come in the months following the election.
A former journalist, Rita Buettner is a wife, working mother and author of the Catholic Review’s Open Window blog. She and her husband adopted their two sons from China, and Rita often writes about topics concerning adoption, family, and faith. In her full-time job, Rita is director of university communications for Loyola University Maryland.
To learn more about Rita, please visit her blog and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
To listen to the episode of The Daily that Julie references in this episode, please visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/podcasts/the-daily/electoral-college-trump-clinton-gore-bush.html
Visit www.thesewallsblog.com/morethanpolitics to learn more about this podcast.
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