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Elections Podcast Countdown: 4 Days

As the 2016 campaign comes to a close, the FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast team is recording daily episodes. Listen above for the latest installment, in which we discuss the effect of single polls on the forecast model, media coverage in the final days, and one vague Florida ballot initiative.

Each day, we’ll touch on some of the same basic topics:

  • The state of the forecast
  • New polls
  • What the campaign managers are emailing about today
  • What we have open in our browser tabs
  • How the alternate-timeline election is looking
  • A listener question
  • One interesting ballot initiative

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We’re also plugging one fun video that has nothing to do with the election. Here’s today’s:

Have questions you want answered on the podcast? Get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. We will not be posting transcripts for our daily podcasts, but you can still get your daily dose of written news and analysis through Nate Silver’s election updates.

We’ll be recording daily Elections podcasts from now until Nov. 8 and posting new episodes every afternoon. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play” button above or by downloading it in iTunes, through the ESPN App or on your favorite podcast platform. If you are new to podcasts, learn how to listen.

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Farai Chideya is a former senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.