Now that the final debate is behind us, uncertainty and anxiety hang heavy across the political realm with races for the White House, Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives coming down to the wire while Donald Trump continues to barnstorm battleground states in the midst of a pandemic and flashbacks of 2016 haunt Democrat's dreams.
Heading into the final week of the election, many races are tightening up and a few are breaking out and polls are all over the map - literally and figuratively. Many election handicappers believe Democrats are poised to expand their majority in the House, with Republicans playing defense to keep their majority in the Senate; and Joe Biden holding onto a consistent and sizeable nationally and slimmer within-the-margin leads in the critical battleground states. With a record 50 million people (and counting) already casting their votes early, Election 2020 now comes down to three things: turnout, turnout and - turnout.
The political landscape is riddled with minefields for both Republicans and Democrats which is why we asked David Wasserman - one of the nation’s top election analysts for the Cook Political Report - to weigh in on the key variables that will determine who controls the corridors of power in Washington on Nov 4.