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Politics Podcast: What Is Motivating The COVID-19 Protests?

Over the past week, protests against COVID-19 mitigation measures have popped up in state capitals around the country. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses what’s motivating the protests, as well as President Trump’s support for them. The team also weighs the electoral pros and cons of possible vice presidential picks for apparent Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: What is motivating the COVID-19 protests?

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