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Politics Podcast: What Divided The Electorate In 2020

The 2020 election proved that the country is still divided. Though Democrats retained control of the House, they lost seats, falling short of the clear mandate they had wanted. Meanwhile, in the past eight elections, Republicans have lost the popular vote seven times and the fourth time in a row. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew explores the demographic and geographic trends that split Americans and discuss how President Trump’s refusal to concede will affect the nation.

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Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Perry Bacon Jr. was a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.