Election Day is just eight days away, and more than 60 million Americans have already voted — that’s about 45 percent of all the votes counted in 2016. So could any new developments still affect the race? In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew looks at how October surprises have — or haven’t — shaped past elections and what issues are driving the final days of the 2020 campaign. They also shake out the mailbag and answer some listener questions.
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