VOTE WATCH WEEK KICKS OFF THIS SUNDAY WITH A SPECIAL EDITION OF MEET THE PRESS
Sept. 3, 2020 – Beginning this Sunday, NBC News and MSNBC will dedicate a full week of coverage to issues related to U.S. election security and voting, including misinformation and disinformation, the role of social media, exploring new voting machine technologies, election procedures, voting irregularities and access.
“Vote Watch” week will kick off with a special edition of Meet the Press with Chuck Todd this Sunday focused on voting access, followed by a week of coverage across all NBC News platforms, including TODAY, Nightly News with Lester Holt, MSNBC, NBCNews.com and NBC News Now.
Sunday’s hour-long special edition of Meet the Press will feature interviews with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and North Carolina State Board of Elections Executive Director, Karen Brinson Bell, as well as Democratic elections lawyer and founder of Democracy Docket Marc Elias and recently retired veteran Republican election lawyer, Ben Ginsberg. The panel of experts will include Clint Watts, NBC News National Security Analyst and author of Messing with the Enemy; Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice and Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Sunday’s show will also feature an inside look at one of the busiest vote processing centers in the country.
NBC News reporters and correspondents will report across all platforms throughout the week on issues impacting voters this election season including mail-in voting, efforts to recruit poll workers, voter suppression, laws surrounding voters’ rights, the National Guard’s effort to battle cyber-attacks, additional one-on-one interviews with various secretaries of states on election integrity, and more.
NBC News Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent Cynthia McFadden, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and Host of The Beat Ari Melber, NBC News Business and Technology Correspondent Jo Ling Kent, NBC News Correspondents Blayne Alexander, Tom Costello and Courtney Kube, NBC News Reporters Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, and NBC News’ County to County team, among others will report across both networks.
This week’s launch follows the network’s Plan Your Vote interactive tool which launched last month and encourages Americans to plan out when and how they will vote this year. More than one million people have used NBCNews.com’s Plan Your Vote interactive tool to learn everything they need to know about casting a ballot in the 2020 presidential election.
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