Election laws at stake, Political comedy

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A sign that says "VOTING ENTRANCE"
Voters walk to an early voting location Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Waukesha City Hall. Angela Major/WPR

We explore what impact the midterm elections could have on the future of election law at the state and federal levels. Then, an author shares his new book looking at the role that political comedy plays on the political landscape.

Featured in this Show

  • What the midterms could mean for state and national election laws

    How people vote and election conspiracy theories are shaping this year’s midterm campaigns in a big way. We look at the changes to election law that state and national parties have proposed and what could change depending on the outcome of the upcoming elections.

  • The political impact of political comedy

    Political comedy is designed to make fun of politics, but it can also play an important role in the political landscape. A new book looks at the rise in popularity of conservative comedy and how both ends of the political spectrum are presented in comedy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Robert Yablon Guest
  • Nick Marx Guest