Election 2016

Tonight WCAI brings you complete coverage of local and national races, and results for statewide ballot questions, beginning at 8pm.

Our Election Night coverage includes live in-studio updates and analysis from Mindy Todd, with special guests Henri Rauschenbach, Dan Wolf and Paul Niedzwiecki, as well as live national coverage from NPR News. We'll have reporters at candidates' election night headquarters around the region. Be sure to join us for your complete rundown of election results.

You can listen to our series of debates with local candidates and find out more on our Election 2016 page.

  • Guest Analyst Henri Rauschenbach is a former Republican State Senator and State Representative. He also served as Undersecretary of Administration and Finance, Senior Policy Advisor on Energy to the Governor (Gov. Cellucci and Gov. Swift), and Senior Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor (Gov. Swift).
  • Guest Analyst Dan Wolf is the Democratic State Senator representing the Cape and Islands.
  • Guest Analyst Paul Niedzwiecki is Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission. He served as a legislative aide to State Representative John Klimm (D), and legislative aid to State Senator Henri Rauschenbach (R).

Scroll down this page to find the programs in our election coverage.


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On this Inauguration Day, many people are looking to the future, considering their hopes and expectations under the Trump administration. WCAI sent reporters out across our region, asking people for their feelings about the upcoming four years. Here are some responses. Other answers will air throughout the day on WCAI, as we bring you live coverage of the inauguration from 10am-2pm.

Local Election Results from WCAI

Nov 8, 2016

Here are local election results for Cape Cod, the Islands, and the South Coast, along with statewide ballot questions. 


Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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The candidates for Massachusetts 9th Congressional District join Mindy Todd in The Point studio to debate the top issues of our region.

Candidates for Barnstable County Commissioner sit down with host Mindy Todd in The Point studio to debate the top issues for the county.   The candidates in the studio are Linda Bond (Republican), Mary Pat Flynn (Democrat), and Mark Forest (Democrat).

On The Point, candidates for Dukes County Sheriff sit down with Mindy Todd to debate the issues important to our region: Neal Maciel is running as an unenrolled candidate; Robert Ogden is running as a Democrat.

On The Point, Mindy Todd hosts a debate with the candidates for Barnstable County Sheriff: Randy Azzato (Democrat) and James Cummings (Republican). 

Tonight WCAI brings you complete coverage of local and national races, and results for statewide ballot questions, beginning at 8pm.

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On The PointMindy Todd sits down with two candidates for the Cape and Islands state senate seat.  The seat is being vacated by outgoing Senator Dan WolfJulian Cyr (Democrat) and Anthony Schiavi (Republican) discuss the top issues for our region.

WCAI's Mindy Todd talks with Nantucket County Sheriff Jim Perelman, who's running for re-election.

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On The Point, Mindy Todd talks with the candidates of the 3rd Barnstable State Representative seat. Matt Patrick, Democrat, and David Vieira, Republican, discuss water quality, the drug abuse issue, affordable housing, ferry traffic, and other topics important in our region.  


Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate tonight at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Democrat Dylan Fernandes and Independent Tobias Glidden sit down with Mindy Todd on The Point to debate the issues facing the Cape and Islands, as they campaign for the Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket State Representative seat.

2016 Local Election Debates on WCAI

Sep 28, 2016

WCAI features discussions with the candidates running for election this fall. Join us for The Point with Mindy Todd to hear in-depth discussions of the topics and issues in each local race, and join in the conversation with your questions.

Republican Candidates for Massachusetts 9th Congressional District Mark Alliegro and Thomas O’Malley join our host Mindy Todd on The Point. The seat is currently held by Democrat William Keating.

On the Point, Alliegro and O'Malley debate a number of issues including terrorism, jobs, schools, drug addiction, and climate change.