The NAACP is live streaming online coverage of the 2020 election in an effort to bring forward timely, relevant, and authentic stories of the Black experience in critical cities and swing states from around the country.
The NAACP has also planned a second night of coverage by hosting a Virtual National Town Hall on Wednesday night beginning at 8 p.m. ET to review the outcome and impact of this pivotal election.
“In one of the most critical election years, the NAACP is taking the lead to ensure our narratives, perspectives, and votes are documented and counted,” Derrick Johnson, the NAACP president and CEO, said in a pres release. “As we know, voter suppression and intimidation are rampant and pose a significant threat to our civic participation. This two-day election coverage special will allow us to actively call these tactics out in real-time as Black Americans head to the polls.”
Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon will also be participating in NAACP’s coverage.
“We need a space that speaks directly to our concerns, a space that is a bit more authentic than what we normally see on cable and broadcast. We will provide that with this special coverage,” Gordon said.
The schedule for Election Night is as follows:
Introduction and Election Overview co-hosted by Mark Thompson and Aisha C. Mills and featuring Derrick Johnson, Rep. Marcia Fudge and pollster Henry Fernandez, who will take audience calls and questions.
Power of Black Women Vote, Power of Black Male Vote, to be co-hosted by Jemelle Hill and Mark Thompson with analysis from pollster Terrence Woodbury and audience calls and questions.
COVID-19 Impacts, Employment, Economics, co-hosted by Britany Cooper and Michael Eric Dyson along with featured guests and audience calls and questions.
Black Lives Matter, Legislative Outlook, co-hosted by Adora Jenkins and Marc Lamont Hill with featured guests and audience calls and questions.
Election Recap, co-hosted by Adora Jenkins and Marc Lamont Hill with featured guests and audience calls and questions.
Watch the NAACP’s live coverage of the 2020 election below.
Down-Ballot Races Matter: Other Elections Of National Importance We Can't Ignore
1. Florida U.S. House Of Representatives: Pam Keith vs. Brian Mast
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My thoughts on the GOP COVID-19 response.— Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) October 25, 2020
It boils down to this: the team that got us into this mess, can’t get us out of it.
They lied to us. And THAT is an unforgivable sin.
2. Georgia U.S. Senate: Rev. Raphael Warnock vs. Kelly Loeffler2 of 7
3. Kentucky U.S. Senate: Amy McGrath vs. Mitch McConnell
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If you are angry over the seating of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, today would be a good day to help unseat one of the men responsible for putting her there 8 days before our election, Mitch McConnell.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 27, 2020
Donate to Amy McGrath's campaign today. Text MCGRATH to 24007 https://t.co/vbKvG4YnKs
4. Maryland U.S. House Of Representatives: Kweisi Mfume vs. Kimberly Klacik4 of 7
5. Mississippi U.S. Senate: Mike Espy vs. Cindy Hyde-Smith
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My team asked me 20 questions.— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) October 28, 2020
I gave them 20 answers.
I think you’ll enjoy them! pic.twitter.com/IGaJDMwxdb
6. Missouri U.S. House of Representatives: Cori Bush vs. Anthony Rogers
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.@CoriBush, a registered nurse and BLM activist, is the Democratic candidate for Congress to represent Missouri's 1st congressional district. In "The Next Wave," she talks about her support for Medicare for all, her experience with Covid-19 and more https://t.co/tka9C4slPa pic.twitter.com/iSCii0U0Xy— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 28, 2020
7. South Carolina U.S. Senate: Jaime Harrison vs. Lindsey Graham
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First @LindseyGrahamSC said that Black folks can do anything in SC... as long as they're conservative.— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) November 1, 2020
Now he says young women can have a place in America if they're pro-life and come from "traditional families."
Any other requirements we should know about, Lindsey? pic.twitter.com/mYnluXCONd
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