It’s Finally Election Day

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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The phones will be open for the Brian Lehrer Show’s informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll on this Election Day. Call in with your voting story—and whether Sandy affected your experience at the polls. Plus: A check-in with reporters in a handful of swing states; a conversation about the suburban vote and how the changing ‘burbs will affect the outcome of the election; an assessment of the emergency infrastructure’s performance in the aftermath of Sandy with Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with Columbia University; and It’s a Free Country reporter Anna Sale discusses Sandy-related voting issues.

Election Day Call-In: Voting After Sandy, and Voting in the Swing States

It's Election Day! We talk to reporters, look at the important story lines, and more importantly take your calls. With:

  • WNYC's Richard Hake and New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst with the latest news on voting and the Sandy recovery, with NJPR's Nancy Solomon and WNYC's Beth Fertig and Bob Hennelly

  • Your calls for our Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: How is post-Sandy voting going? What does voting today mean to you? Call 646-829-3980 or post below!

Plus, reporters from crucial swing states discuss the latest polls and how their states are shaping up on Election Day:

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Suburban Voting Trends

Larry Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, talks about the final National Suburban Poll, which measures the voting preferences of the nation's most influential swing voters, suburbanites.


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Disaster Relief After Sandy

Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and founder of the Children's Health Fund, looks at the disaster relief operation underway and talks about the roles of the various organizations, from FEMA to ad hoc grassroots groups.

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Election Day Update

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, offers Election Day analysis and updates on early and email voting logistics in New Jersey's storm-damaged precincts.

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Election 2012 map showing swing states

#BL270: Tweet Us Your Election Predictions

Who do you think is going to reach 270 electoral votes? How? Tweet us your predictions. Get it right, and you'll get a shoutout on the BL Show Wednesday morning! Here's how:

1) Go to and fill out your map.

2) Click on "Share Map" and hit the Twitter button, or copy the link.

3) Post the link below, or Tweet @BrianLehrer using the hashtag #BL270

That's it! See what other WNYC fans are predicting below.

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