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October 18, 2021
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“Terry vs. Trump.”

In This Episode

Democrats schedule a vote on a new voting rights bill while Republicans run more Big Lie candidates, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe talks to Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor about his race against Trump supporter Glenn Youngkin, and the week’s worst punditry gets its due in a new installment of The Take Appreciators.


Show Notes



  • The Atlantic: Is Biden Doing Enough to Protect Democracy? 
  • NY Times: Democrats Plan Another Bid to Break G.O.P. Voting Rights Filibuster 
  • Washington Post: Advocates worry Biden is letting U.S. democracy erode on his watch 
  • The Hill: Kinzinger defends not supporting voting rights act: ‘Democrats have to quit playing politics’
  • Axios: Senate to vote on Manchin-backed voting rights proposal
  • CNN: ‘Cannot wait for Washington:’ How voting rights activists are navigating new restrictions ahead of November elections
  • Politico: Frustrated voting-rights advocates claw for opening on Senate filibuster
  • MSNBC: As Schumer readies vote, does the Freedom to Vote Act have a chance?
  • Texas Tribune: How a doughnut-shaped district breaks up voters of color near Fort Hood and helps House Republicans 
  • Mother Jones: Texas Republicans Are Pulling Out All the Stops to Dilute the Voting Power of People of Color
  • NY Times: Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition
  • NY Times: Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision
  • NY Times: West Virginia Leads U.S. in Flood Risk, Adding to Manchin’s Climate Dilemma 
  • Brookings: Manchin and the Democrats’ Last Chance 
  • NY Times: This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan
  • Politico: Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash amid reconciliation negotiations
  • NYT: As Trump Thunders About Last Election, Republicans Worry About the Next One 
  • WaPo: Publix heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general association
  • Texas Tribune: Lawmakers send to Gov. Greg Abbott new political maps that would further solidify the GOP’s grip on the Texas Legislature 
  • Bridge Michigan: Michigan redistricting panel’s maps spark racial backlash, fairness questions
  • The Hill: Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare
  • LAT: Editorial: If you care about protecting democracy, you should care about redistricting too
  • MSNBC: Why the head of Wisconsin’s sham audit is facing resignation calls
  • Reuters: Trump-backed challengers to Republican lawmakers lag in fundraising 
  • Detroit News: House OKs voter ID bills along party-line vote 
  • Detroit News: Michigan representative wears ‘Q’ button to election audit rally
  • MSNBC: Charlie Sykes: The state election audits is about 2024 and planting doubt in our election system 
  • WaPo: Youngkin’s false claim that McAuliffe ‘opposes’ election audits
  • ​​Insider: County GOP calls for an audit of the 2020 election results in Florida, a state that Trump won
  • BuzzFeed: Republicans Are Laying The Groundwork For Endless Election “Audits” That Go Long Past Trump 
  • Independent: Idaho bills MyPillow CEO for election audit that showed no fraud 
  • Brennan Center: Voting Laws Roundup: October 2021 
  • Vox: How the Christian right embraced voter suppression 



  • Yahoo! News: Youngkin Takes Slight Lead in New Virginia Gubernatorial Poll
  • FIVETHIRTYEIGHT: Why The Virginia Governor’s Race Is So Close
  • New York Times: Terry McAuliffe’s Other Obstacle in Virginia Race: Democrats’ Apathy 
  • NY Times: Glenn Youngkin Talks About Virginia. His Base Talks About Donald Trump
  • Washington Post: McAuliffe outraises Youngkin with big national donations in September 
  • Yahoo! News Private Republican polling in Virginia suggests GOP ticket poised to sweep
  • WUSA: Northern Virginia early voting sends possible warning signs for Democrats, McAuliffe campaign 
  • Yahoo!: Terry McAuliffe says if he loses, Trump’s ‘comeback’ could be imminent
  • CNN: Virginia’s gubernatorial election is more important than ever as a national barometer 
  • Daily Beast: Terry McAuliffe Enters the Taylor Swift Phase of Desperation in Virginia Governor’s Race 
  • Washington Post: Democrats send heavy hitters to boost McAuliffe, amid anxiety over his race
  • Politico: McAuliffe: GOP rally’s pledge to Jan. 6 flag was ‘racist dog whistle’ 
  • WTOP: Poll: McAuliffe, Youngkin virtually tied in final weeks of Va. governor’s race Washington Post: ​​In scramble for votes in Virginia, emotions flare over Trump, covid and race
  • The Hill: Virginia GOP seizes on education as governor’s race nears finish line
  • Politico:Youngkin continues call for ‘audit’ of election machines in Virginia 
  • CNN: McAuliffe downplays remark that Biden is dragging down Democrats’ chances in Virginia gubernatorial race 
  • Washington Post: Between Trump acolyte and suburban dad: Inside the many faces of Virginia GOP’s Youngkin 
  • Washington Post: McAuliffe needs his winning streak to hold as he seeks another term as Virginia governor 
  • Washington Post:Youth voter turnout in Virginia soared with Trump in office. Will it stay that way?
  • Politico: ‘Are we blowing this?’: McAuliffe and friends plead for online cash. 
  • Newsweek: Virginia Gubernatorial Race is a National Bellwether | Opinion Newt Gingrich
  • AP: Youngkin using parents’ frustrations with schools as a rallying point in race for governor
  • WSJ: A Brawl Over Schools in Virginia 
  • Washington Post: On the ‘big lie,’ Glenn Youngkin wants to have it both ways 
  • Washington Post: Republican candidate’s vaccination status becomes a target in Virginia lieutenant governor’s race
  • Washington Post: Republicans gaining ground on Democrats in Virginia statewide elections, poll finds 
  • Washington Post: In Virginia, Democrats rebuke GOP over ‘racist, anti-Semitic’ campaign mailings
  • Washington Post: Virginia’s bipartisan redistricting effort breaks down over accusations of partisan stalemate



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