INTRODUCING APPLE NEWS TODAY: Every weekday morning, hosts Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino bring you up to speed on the biggest stories of the day — and how the world’s top journalists are covering them.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Why is Trump still challenging the election?

The president’s efforts to overturn the results of the election are no longer focusing on winning electoral votes outright. Instead, his plan is to delay the certification of vote counts in key states. But while the scheme is almost certain to fail, his baseless allegations of fraud continue to undermine faith in the democratic process.

Also on today’s show: Why schools are closing while bars and restaurants stay open, the young people who have died from COVID-19, and some guidance for Thanksgiving plans.

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.