Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of the website FiveThirtyEight, is America’s favorite statistician. His website is required reading for anyone obsessing over U.S. elections. He joined Brian and me to talk about polling methods, Comeygate and why post-election gridlock is a very safe bet.


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I spoke with Michael McDonald, founder of the United States Elect Project, who said there are “record numbers of people voting early in a number of states.” I also talked to Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who told me that her organization is keeping a close eye on voter intimidation tactics across the country before and on Election Day: She said, “This is an election cycle where there’s been a dark cloud of voter security measures.”

I spoke with Richard Painter — a University of Minnesota professor and former chief ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration —  and Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff about the latest information on the FBI’s stunning revelation that it is looking into a new batch of emails related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server.