Sunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears
As voters in some states begin to receive mail-in ballot applications for early voting, election integrity in the general election is expected to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend.
Voting by mail has become more popular amid the coronavirus pandemic, with more states adjusting their mail-in voting rules and infrastructure to meet demand. However, the president and other Republicans have been critical of the method, claiming without evidence that it could potentially lead to fraud.
Meanwhile, cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service have raised alarm bells for Democrats, who worry the changes will impede the timely delivery of mail-in ballots.
Secretaries of State and other election officials from the swing states of Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina will all participate in a panel on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this Sunday.
Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) is booked on CNN’s “State of the Union” and Symone Sanders, senior adviser to the Biden campaign, is booked on “Fox News Sunday.”
In Congress, Democrats and White House negotiators are working on the next coronavirus stimulus package as the deadline to finalize government spending looms.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have informally agreed to a clean continuing resolution, which would keep government spending at current levels and avoid a shutdown.
Mnuchin and White House trade advisor Peter Navarro are booked on “Fox News Sunday” and Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Features,” respectively.
Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.); Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State; Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State; Karen Brinson Bell, North Carolina State Board of Elections executive director; Marc Elias, Democratic election lawyer and founder of Democracy Docket; Ben Ginsberg, recently retired veteran Republican election lawyer
CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Mohamed el-Erian, Allianz chief economic advisor; David M. Rubenstein, author of “The American Story” and co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner; Wes Lowery, “60 in 6” Quibi correspondent; Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections & Surveys director
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Harris; Robert Wilkie, Veterans Affairs secretary
“Fox News Sunday” — Mnuchin; Symone Sanders
Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Navarro; Gordon Chang, foreign affairs journalist and author of “The Coming Collapse of China”; Trey Gowdy, former congressman (R-SC)
“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Mark Morgan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting director; Brian Bennett, Time Magazine senior White House correspondent; Dr. Glenn Loury, Brown University professor; Mike Solan, Seattle Police Officers Guild president; Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA president
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