A mad dash for votes and how Americans feel about the election process | States of America

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Polls reveal whether Americans feel their vote is truly being counted as candidates make a last-minute sprint to get votes.
RELATED: Three quarters of Americans worry about violence in a divided nation.

It is the final weekend before the 2020 Election comes to a close. With almost 80 million Americans already having voted in this election cycle, the candidates last minute mad dash across battleground states becomes important to an ever shrinking amount of undecided voters who have not cast ballots. Phillip M. Bailey talks with 2020 Elections editor Annah Aschbrenner about those final days of the campaign and a few Supreme Court decisions that will determine how long certain states can accept mail-in ballots that were postmarked on or before election day.

Also, Washington Bureau chief Susan Page takes a look at voter confidence on the counting of ballots with Robert Griffin of the Democracy Fund and finds that the sentiments over trust in our electoral system have little deviation, regardless of party affiliation and other demographics.

We take a voter question about funding inequities in K-12 education systems and how the presidential candidates proposed changes to education policy may alleviate or exacerbate those issues.

Finally, we discuss the young progressive voter movements on certain popular social media platforms that are urging folks to "Settle for Biden" even though they may have favored more progressive candidates in the Democratic primary.

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53 Comments on "A mad dash for votes and how Americans feel about the election process | States of America"

  1. My vote was a protest vote against the establishment.

    • Chase Williams | October 30, 2020 at 2:11 PM | Reply

      @Melon Sauce *hysterectomies. And do you have some proof of that? And where’s your proof he wants to stay past 2 terms? And where’s the proof he is suppressing votes? And how is he responsible for the INFLATED number of dead from the coronavirus? I’d like your rebuttal factual with sites sourced please. Quotes preferably

    • Troy
      Return all the aid you have received during your life time if any, back to the United States Goverment. If you drive; don’t use the roads, side walks, public or private transportation. Any children don’t send to public or any private schools. Or use Any Federal, State or City Parks.
      Forbes Aug 25, 2020
      Trump has moved 2.3 million of campaign donor money to his Private Business
      The Hill
      Tax records show two hundred entities funneled money to Trump Properties. Now This News October 28, 2020
      Who is Donald J Trump? Narrated by Julie Anne Moore.
      CNN October 27, 2020
      NYT : Tax records show Trump had 270 million in dept forgiven after failing to repay lenders.
      More people die of COVID -19 than any miltary conflict.

      Criminal Indictment by Adminstration
      Donald Trump – 215
      Richard Nixon – 76
      George Bush – 16
      Bill Clinton — 2
      Jimmy Carter -1
      Barack Obama – 0

    • @Melon Sauce Quit paying attention to MSNBC, CNN, and all that garbage that’s ruining your brain.

    • @Roxane Reddy Return nothing you commie airhead.

      Our entire government is completely corrupt.
      You believe propaganda and lies.

    • WIGGITY WhiteFox | October 30, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

      Trump is a celebrity not a politician… he’s one of the best celebrities out there considering he just played president for 4 years and didn’t completely destroy the country but I don’t think we need another 4 of narrative led agendas being staged to make one side or another or one group or another look bad for a point.. all is good if trump looks good is all he cares about.. hence the constant need for acceptance or that group is targeted and attacked and staged.. media was his start then it became groups of people once everyone was convinced the media is more evil then it’s been before.

  2. “how Americans feel” news? Thanks 🙏🏼


    • “Listen to comments” Russian farm bots who love mr.Trump will change your mind! Hahaha

    • Very poor indicator how people feel, wait until Nov 4th. ( just like saying ‘look at the turnout at trumps Virus spreaders)

    • Echad Lev Shtim | October 30, 2020 at 1:33 PM | Reply

      @Zidane Steiner Im way beyond the simpleton Left vs Right childhood team spirit cheerleader BullShhht. I don’t need Daddy Government security blankets to feel safe at night.

    • Echad Lev Shtim | October 30, 2020 at 1:36 PM | Reply

      @Zidane Steiner More Supporters. In a world of mostly morons and a handful of genius, thats not equating to anything but a failing system where idiots outnumber the smart.

    • It depends where you are reading comments. I think (hope) that Trump wins. But I live outside the US so my opinion does not mean anything.

  4. Phantom_Detective_33 | October 30, 2020 at 9:05 AM | Reply

    1.7 million subscribers, 173 people watching as it premiers 5 minutes in. LOL

  5. Judith Saunders | October 30, 2020 at 9:16 AM | Reply

    You can’t claim “election rigging” if you won’t even talk about HR 1 from 2019.

  6. Zesty Cheesemaker | October 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM | Reply

    Don’t trust the Polls, it lies… go and VOTE for Liberty and Justice for All.

    • I voted for Trump. Choose light over utter darkness and violence.

    • Steve Robinson | October 30, 2020 at 1:51 PM | Reply

      @Venkkat I think you mistake me for supporting trump?
      Im just telling you how it will go.
      Trump will win electoral college by a landslide..the elite will keep the money in their pockets by any means necessary. Just telling you how it is.

    • @Steve Robinson i @ed the wrong person

    • @Sub you won’t whats not right is how you have a state like CA that puts more into the federal pot and other states take more than they put in. To me that sounds justifiable for more representation.

    • @Steve Robinson the elites swing back and forth between red and blue! There is red blue and elite party. Thats why i think the electoral college is shady. Whats the point of our vote? We arent a democratic republic that is just an idea.

  7. PASSION FOR MUSIC | October 30, 2020 at 9:46 AM | Reply

    I have seen some weird things in my lifetime but 2020 is the clear winner.

  8. Federal investigators obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against one of Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates, suggesting that the executive was suspected of acting as a covert agent of a foreign government. Prosecutors revealed the existence of at least one FISA warrant against Chi Ping Patrick Ho, known as Patrick Ho, in a Feb. 8, 2018 court filing obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation

  9. Rogelio Saldana | October 30, 2020 at 9:52 AM | Reply

    I feel sorry for all those journalists who crossed the line of professionalism..
    Better dust off those resumes – PBS has only so many openings..
    Good Luck !

    • SenpaiDel Smaragd | October 30, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      Ahhhh! Got em! ! !

    • PBS is the ONE PLACE I Know they Quality fact check to see if the info is Bullshit. I see where your intellect lies…

    • @Trey Tison Trey, stop talking like you are spitting facts. 3rd person Parroted information is NOT Factual information. It is Sad to check intelligence levels and be CONSTANTLY Disappointed!

    • @Trey Tison Trey, you have to pay taxes BEFORE I WILL TRUST ANYTHING SAID FROM THOSE DSLs!!!

    • Zach Dancy all information is somewhat parroted not everyone is an investigative journalist lol. Where do you get your info Sherlock 🤣

  10. If possible, vote in person.
    Your vote counts.

  11. “how Americans feel” news? Thanks 🙏🏼

  12. I trust Mexican tap water and a mixed drink from Bill Cosby more than I do “USA Today”…

    • and you believe Trump, SAD!

    • And you might as well trust Donald J. Trump who is holding rallies with no safety protocols, telling you that covid is almost gone, and Mexico is going to pay for a wall. You might as well believe when Trump tells you that he is the most respectful of women ever, that he did more for black folks than any other president, that he’s for Law and Order (while ignoring the kidnapper criminals in Michigan), that he loves his wife(wives), that he loves and cares for the safely of his supporters…even as he holds rallies without considering their safety in cold weather or hot weather…literally leaving them to suffer in freezing and suffering heat stroke in hot weather… Yeah, OK, dude.

  13. Susannezb Nicholstsj | October 30, 2020 at 1:09 PM | Reply

    I have that the election process should be as secure as possible. Lost ballots in the mail, people stealing out of mail boxes, people setting fire to unsecured ballot boxes, creepy people harassing old people and the homeless and influencing, buying votes.
    The safest votes are in person with identification in controlled areas. Early voting is great!

  14. Eduardo Acosta | October 30, 2020 at 1:14 PM | Reply

    I voted against the liar media!

  15. The lying, filthy msm and big tech are trying hard to steal it..

  16. The lying, filthy msm and big tech are trying hard to steal it..

  17. I’ve been having to many problems with the US postal service so I didn’t vote through USPS.

  18. Derrick Altman | October 30, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    16teen is to young they are still immaturity hasn’t kicked in.

  19. It’s hard to imagine these people were the best options in the US.

  20. Mental Health Healing Man | October 30, 2020 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    Everyone vote. The fate of our country is in your hands.

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