The US Government And TikTok, The Politics Of The Absentee Ballot Extension

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A computer science professor walks us through the latest in the ongoing friction between the United States and Chinese social media app TikTok. And we cover a top news story. Then, after a federal judge extended the deadline to return absentee ballots in the November election, we look at how the ruling might color Election Day results.

Featured in this Show

  • What's Happening With The TikTok Deal

    President Donald Trump, citing national security concerns, threatened to ban the popular social media platform TikTok if U.S.-based companies did not own a significant stake in the Chinese-owned company. While there is a tentative deal on the table, much is still in the air about the future of the app. We’ll talk to a cybersecurity expert to learn more.

  • What The New Absentee Ballot Extension Means For Election Day Results

    A federal judge ruled Wisconsin’s absentee ballots can be counted up to six days after the election. We’ll talk about the ruling’s potential impact on the final results and the legal fight that could ensue.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Debbie Perouli Guest
  • Philip Chen Guest