What Voting Centers Are Seeing On Election Day, What Facebook and Twitter Are Doing To Mitigate Disinformation on Social Media, 'Servant of Pod' Host Nick Quah Joins Us
Voting Center Check-In
Voting centers have been set up all over LA County. We check in with KPCC's Sharon McNary who is at Santa Monica College.
Election Day Poll Watching
Election Day is bringing about jitters among a lot of voters across the country - even in LA County - as reports from the last few weeks suggest that people will be out in force observing the polls. Now poll watchers are nothing new but the image of who they are and what they do have been distorted this year.
- Erroll Southers, a Professor of the Practice in National & Homeland Security and Director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC
What Facebook and Twitter Are Doing to Mitigate Disinformation on Social Media
As states continue to count mail-in ballots, there’s a good chance we won’t have the presidential election defined by the end of the night. And with that may come a period of uncertainty and premature claims of victory. So to help mitigate disinformation on social media, Facebook, Twitter and Google have all announced policies to help neutralize the spread of false information undermining the election process.
- Gilad Edelman, politics writer for WIRED
We check in with KPCC's Carla Javier, who has been covering Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk, CA.
Tensions are high this election day as the divide between the left and right seems greater than ever. The group Braver Angels works to bridge that divide and on this election day, they have set up a hotline for people to call if they are feeling anxious or angry about dealing with others who have different political beliefs.
- Randy Lioz, the Braver Angels State Coordinator for California
Voting Center Check-In in Simi Valley and Santa Clarita
We check in with KPCC's Mariana Dale, who is in the Santa Clarita area.
LA Postcard Art
Voting is probably the most fundamental way to participate in a democracy. But once the ballots are all in and the postal service has done with their work, two LA artists want you to keep using USPS to send them your art.The project is called Postcards for Democracy. And it's the brain child of the co-founder of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh and multi-media artist Beatie Wolfe. You can see some of the postcard art on our website LAist. When we spoke with them they acknowledged that recent defunding of USPS played a role in starting the project but their love of postcards transcend politics. In fact, this project really wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the pandemic.
Voting Center Checkin in Glendale
We check in with KPCC's Aaron Schrank, who is in Glendale.
Servant of Pod
If you’re feeling a little on edge today and looking for a listen that’s calm, relaxing and chill, our friend Nick Quah, host of the LAist studios podcast Servant of Pod, has a short list of recommendations he’s compiled just for you.