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2020 Presidential Election

Trump supporters gather at the state capitol in Albany after the race was called for Joe Biden.
Jackie Orchard

Albany County Democrats were celebrating former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory this weekend, but supporters of President Donald Trump who gathered to protest aren’t ready to give up yet.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal ( D-MA1) spoke with reporters in Springfield about the 2020 election results.
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

   As vote-counting continued in five key states, a powerful House Democrat from western Massachusetts said trends point to a victory for former Vice President Joe Biden. 

Western Mass Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO Logo
Western Mass Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO

A group that represents more than 30 labor unions and 30,000 workers across Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin and Berkshire counties in Western Massachusetts says it’s ready to strike if President Donald Trump attempts to manipulate the outcome of the election. Lydia Wood of the Western Mass Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO spoke with WAMC about the resolution it released ahead of next week’s vote.

A white sign outside that says early voting with blue stars around it.
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

Many voters are casting their ballots by mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In New York state, every eligible voter can vote by absentee ballot if they are worried about the virus, but the rules are still a bit complicated. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt sat down with the League of Women Voters' Jennifer Wilson to sort it all out.

    The first debate between the two major candidates in the 2020 presidential election is tonight.

9/29/20 Panel

Sep 29, 2020

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

In today’s Congressional Corner WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18th District have a speed-round Q&A addressing bail reform, the proposed U.S.-Mexico- Canada Trade Agreement, tax reform and SALT caps, and the 2020 Presidential Election.

Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A new poll finds Democrat Joe Biden is in the lead in New York among challengers to President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, support for the President among independents is up slightly, while Governor Andrew Cuomo’s popularity has slipped.

Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick speaking at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

After ruling out a run for president nearly a year ago, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly having second thoughts.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks in Brunswick in January
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Struggling to fundraise and lagging in the polls, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand suspended her 2020 presidential campaign Wednesday evening. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on reaction from leaders in New York politics.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a plan by Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to cancel all $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, ahead of the first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate starting Wednesday. He also comments on an NBC interview where President Trump brushed off the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia and said he is "not looking for war" with Iran.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses threats by Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly to jail White House officials who fail to comply with subpoenas. He also comments on reports that former Vice President Joe Biden asked former President Barack Obama not to endorse him in the 2020 presidential race.

David Hawkings
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Former Vice President Joe Biden looms large over the 2020 presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Firewall wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Poll: Biden Is Top Choice Of NYers

Mar 21, 2019
Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
Pat Bradley/WAMC

According to a new poll, the candidate for president that New Yorkers favor the most is not even in the race. The poll by Quinnipiac University found that former vice president Joe Biden is the top choice among New York voters with a favorability rating of 62-percent. 

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about budget proposals expected from the New York Senate and Assembly this week. They also discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to legalize recreational marijuana, and whether it will be included in the final state budget. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump will likely veto Congress' rejection of an emergency declaration and demand $8.6 billion in new wall funding. He also comments on possible proposals by some state legislatures to end daylight savings time, and President Trump's partnership with Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Congressman Joe Courtney

The presidential campaign keeps adding new hopefuls.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his conversation with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks in Brunswick in January
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Last night, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her intention to run for president. Hours after her appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the Democrat returned to her native Capital Region for her first campaign event.

Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

A lot of U.S. Senators want to run for president.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act, which is facing a new legal challenge. Dr. Chartock also discusses the 2020 presidential election.