A National Broadcast of Ian Masters’ Coverage of 2016 Primary Results on the Pacifica Radio Network
We begin with an overview of this roiling election season that has seen outsiders like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump soar in popularity. Trump behind a surge of right wing anger at political elites, immigrants and the press, a resentment that the reality TV star is stoking. And on the left Sanders’ insurgent campaign has attracted record numbers of young supporters who see Bernie as a rare politician who has not sold out and is taking on a corrupt money-driven system that enriches the 1% at the expense of working and middle class Americans while turning their generation into debtors. We begin with Thomas Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University whose New York Times column on demographic and strategic trends in American politics appears every Wednesday. His latest book is “The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics” and his latest article at The New York Times is “The Anti-P.C. Vote”.
Then with the polls just closing in New Jersey, David Redlawsk, a polling expert and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, joins us to assess the extent of the expected victory for Hillary Clinton and what that means in terms of the delegate count.
Then we examine the races in the New Mexico primary ahead of the polls which close at 9 PM local time, 11 PM Eastern and 8 PM Pacific. Lydia Camarillo the Vice President of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project who served as the CEO of the 2000 Democratic National Convention joins us to discuss the critical Latino vote in New Mexico and California where there is a generational split with younger Latinos voting for Sanders while older voter support Hillary Clinton. We will also get an update on the SVREP’s voter registration campaign “’F’ the Wall!”
Then finally as the final showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders reaches its climax in California with the polls closing in two hours and 15 minutes from now, we hear from Margie Omero, a managing director at Purple Strategies and founder of Momentum Analysis, a Democratic public opinion research firm whose clients included the DNC, DCCC, Mayors Against illegal Guns, Emily’s List, Members of Congress, Non-profits and hundreds of campaigns around the country. With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump melting down, we will look ahead to who the final candidates in the 2016 presidential race might be.