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The Field: On Election Day, 'Two Different Worlds'

The Field: On Election Day, 'Two Different Worlds'

Update: 2020-11-0329


This episode contains strong language.

At the heart of one race for the Wisconsin State Assembly are some of the same political cracks splitting the U.S. as a whole. Some believe keeping businesses running is a priority during the coronavirus pandemic; others think keeping people safe and healthy should be given precedence.

What do the different approaches reveal about Wisconsin politics and about broader American divisions? Reid J. Epstein, a politics reporter for The New York Times, and Andy Mills and Luke Vander Ploeg, audio producers for The Times, went to the state to find out.

Guests: Reid J. Epstein, who covers campaigns and elections for The New York Times; Andy Mills, a senior audio producer for The Times; Luke Vander Ploeg, an audio producer for The Times. 

Bonus Election Day special: The Daily is going LIVE today. Listen to Michael Barbaro and Carolyn Ryan, a deputy managing editor at The Times, as they call our correspondents for the latest on a history-making day. 

Tune in from 4 - 8 p.m. Eastern, only on and on The New York Times iPhone app. Click here for more information. 

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Comments (5)

Sasha Anne Lyn

So half the population is rambling about 'mask independance' which is an oxymoron and iI guess the US is anti-scince basically. If the federal government had a unified message and supported individuals and businesses, there would be no problem and yet they blame the 'party poopers'. Just stay within your own border and well all be the better for it.

Nov 4th

Sasha Anne Lyn

The Democratic restaurant owners opinion pretty much reflects EXACTLY what the rest of the deleoped world thinks of Trump supporters. 'Lacking in critical thinking skills, media literacy and co suming the wrong news' or as we also say: backwards moving downhill quickly cause that countrybsure isint moving forwards.

Nov 4th

The Rabbit Hole

All y'all lefties are having epileptic seizures over soft fascism but shutting down Saint Patrick's day at five o'clock, that's as hard as it gets.

Nov 3rd


Truth is many supporters of Trump are so set on "owning the Libs" they would let their Parents and Grandparents die.

Nov 3rd
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The Field: On Election Day, 'Two Different Worlds'

The Field: On Election Day, 'Two Different Worlds'