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Whatever happens next Tuesday, this year's election won't really be over until the December 19 when the Electoral College will get together. Like it or not, its 538 voters could counteract tens of millions of Democrats and Republicans — as they did when George W. Bush was elected 16 years ago. It's either the wisdom or the folly of the Founding Fathers — one of the compromises in the Constitution. We hear how the Electoral College works and how it could make for real uncertainty in the showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
This year's campaign has been a field day for investigative reporters. We hear the latest: about the former Mayor of New York, the Manhattan office of the FBI and the Trump campaign.
Two days before FBI Director James Comey rocked the presidential campaign with his vague announcement about reviewing more emails, Rudy Giuliani told Fox News the Trump campaign had a couple things "up our sleeves" to turn things around. Was he leaked information from the FBI? Wayne Barrett is author of Rudy: An Investigative Biography and Trump: the Deals and the Downfall. His latest story for the Daily Beast is headlined, "Meet Donald Trump’s Top FBI Fanboy."
Wayne Barrett, journalist and author
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