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With the state's concerning rise in COVID-19 cases, and continuing calls to bolster Maine's economy as we head into the winter, Gov. Janet Mills is facing a a renewed set of challenges due to the pandemic. We find out her plans for balancing public health and the economy, and we discuss her legislative priorities. We'll also hear her reaction on results of the contentious election, and what it will mean for Maine.

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The Wall Street Journal’s Jeanne Cummings and USM’s Political Science professor Ron Schmidt return to discuss the election results – what we know, what we don’t know, how the national landscape has, or hasn’t, changed, and what may be next in national politics.


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We cover the developments of Election Day in Maine by checking in with Maine's Secretary of State, local election officials, poll workers, and reporters across the state. We will also hear from voters who have either gone to the polls or turned in their ballots already to learn about their voting experiences. 

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Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the high-profile election, the latest on the surging cases of COVID-19 statewide, and other newsmaking Maine headlines in in October.

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Matthew Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State, returns to address the complexities and confusion that remain in the days before the election, including the ins and outs of absentee voting and ranked choice voting. He'll also discuss the U.S. Census, motor vehicle questions and more.


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A recent Harvard survey found that 68 percent of young people say they will "definitely be voting" in 2020—a notable increase over past years.

We discuss trends in youth voting, including what obstacles they face, their attitudes, and what is being done in Maine to increase participation in democracy among the younger generation.

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Jared Golden is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's Second District since 2019. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Leeds and now lives in Lewiston. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's Second Congressional District, he joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Chellie Pingree is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's First District since 2009. Before entering politics, she was a farmer and businesswoman in North Haven. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's First Congressional District, she joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Dale Crafts is a businessman and former member of Maine's House of Representatives. He is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maine's 2nd District. He join us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Jay Allen, a family physician who is retired from the U.S. Army, is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maine's First District. He joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Susan Collins, U.S. Senator for Maine since 1997, was born in Caribou. She is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and join us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives who lives in Freeport and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Max Linn, a financial planner who lives in Bar Harbor and independent candidate for U.S. Senate, joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Maine Calling is now airing live at a new time: 11 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Our evening rebroadcast remains at 7 p.m.

Secretary Dunlap returns to discuss the state’s new absentee ballot tracking service, the latest on ranked-choice voting and election integrity. We expect Sen. Angus King to join us to discuss election security measures and why the public should not expect to know the outcome of the presidential race on election night.

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One of the outcomes of the 2016 election was a distrust of polling. But many pollsters will tell you that’s the wrong conclusion to draw, and that, in fact they were not so far off in their polling. We’ll check in with pollsters and learn what lessons they took from the 2016 election, the science of polling and how it has changed over the years, and what to expect this election season.

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