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Politics Podcast: Biden Responds To Sexual Assault Allegation

On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden personally denied a sexual assault allegation made by Tara Reade, one of his former Senate staffers. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team reviews how elected Democrats and voters are reacting to the accusation so far and what it means for Biden politically. They also check in on where we are in the course of the coronavirus pandemic and weigh the effect on the 2020 election of a likely third-party run for president by Rep. Justin Amash.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: Biden responds to sexual assault allegations

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Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.