68 minutes | Nov 16th 2020

2468 - Assessing the Down-Ballot Democratic Performance w/ Daniel Nichanian & Paul Rieckhoff

Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel) of "The Appeal: Political Report" to discuss how Democrats fared in under-reported local races and Paul Reickhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) joins Sam in the second hour of the show to debate how the Democrats should address their 2020 electoral failures in the coming election cycle.

On today's show: Trump says vaccine will be available to all Americans in spring, besides NY because Cuomo is a bad politician.

Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel) of "The Appeal: Political Report" to discuss how Democrats fared in under-reported local races. Sheriff's elections where immigrant justice was on the ballot and the successes of anti-ICE Dems. Successful ballot measures to decriminalize marijuana, and even possession of other drugs. How a measure to raise taxes and spend the money on education succeeded in Arizona. The impact of teachers' strikes and other social movements.

Asked about Trump's role in Covid task force, Adm. Giroir confirms Trump hasn't sat in on meeting in five months.

On the fun half: Paul Reickhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) joins Sam to debate how the Democrats should address their 2020 electoral failures in the coming election cycle. Should the Democrats let progressives like AOC run on popular programs and lead the party, or woo "moderates" like himself with a program of fiscal discipline?

Jesse Watters says he has a hunch that Biden has been "installed" to be President. Dave Rubin says it's hard to believe Biden won, says Trump can still win. Trump campaign lawyer says it's incredible how much information she has to prove election was rigged, she just can't share any of it on TV. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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