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This Year Is Not As Bad As 1968

In the aftermath of a fraught week, some have wondered if the level of anger and violence of this election cycle has reached that of 1968. FiveThirtyEight’s Farai Chideya joins the podcast crew to talk about how the two years are similar and, in many ways, different.

The team also speculates on who Donald Trump will choose as his running mate and how Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton will go down. They also follow up with Harry Enten about why he has chosen not to vote in this election.

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The FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast publishes Monday evenings, with occasional special episodes throughout the week. Help new listeners discover the show by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Have a comment, question or suggestion for “good polling vs. bad polling”? Get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments.

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Farai Chideya is a former senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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