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Politics & Issues

2020 Election Coverage

2020 brought an historic Election Day. Here's our roundup of local and NPR coverage. You can find local election results here

12:30pm - Sandwich

12:30pm - New Bedford

12:00pm - Provincetown 

Brothers Sean and Tim McNulty of The Lobster Pot in Provincetown luring voters to the polls with free chowder.

Audio/Image: Bob Seay
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUMoc8lgFR0&feature=youtu.be

11:45 - Fairhaven

11:30am - Orleans

Kelly Darling, assistant town clerk in Orleans, says about 65% of ballots were cast early — either in person or by mail. 

"We have three teams processing the early votes. I’m in fact doing that now to feed some through the machine… So hopefully everything at 8 o’clock will be through the machine. Baring any problems, that’s our plan," she said.   

11:00am - Dennis Village 

10:45am - Bourne  

10:00am - Mashpee  

10:00am - Chatham

Jennine Nickerson, of Chatham, says though she doesn’t always like what he says… she voted to re-elect President Trump this year. 

"He doesn’t have a political agenda. So many people that’s their career. And they’re going to talk out of both sides of their mouth just to get a vote and he doesn’t have to do that, and yay!"

 

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Jennine Nickerson of Chatham

Also in Chatham, Margaret Kenneway said Joe Biden earned her vote… and she does NOT want four more years of a country under Trump.

"The way he handles things is so poor. That’s mostly it. It’s him more than anything else. And I just think Biden has a humanitarian attitude, which Trump does not."

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Margaret Kenneway in Chatham

9:30am - Rochester

Richard Desrosiers of Fairhaven was all decked out for the Trump rolling rally that started in Rochester this morning and headed west. He wore a label button that said, "Make liberals cry again."

Trump supporters held flags and signs outside the Rochester Senior Center this morning before embarking on a rolling rally to other polling places in Plymouth and Bristol Counties.

7:00am - Mashpee

Voters line up outside the Quashnet School in Mashpee before polls opened Tuesday morning. Town Clerk Deb Dami said 304 votes were cast in the first hour.

7:00am - Falmouth  

7:00am - West Yarmouth 

On Election Day, CAI reporters will gather local reaction across the Cape, Coast and Islands, bringing you updates during Morning Edition beginning at 6am and All Things Considered beginning at 4pm. 

Beginning at 7pm, we'll bring you live national election coverage from NPR.

At 8pm, CAI's Mindy Todd and former Cape Cod Times political reporter Geoff Spillane will discuss local results as they begin to come in. 

Stay tuned throughout the night and into Wednesday as local, regional, and national results are tallied.    

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Nationally, the presidency as well as several key Senate, House and gubernatorial races are on the line. Here's NPR’s coverage so far.

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