Would divided government mean gridlock?

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GOP candidates point with alarm at Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court nominees, free college tuition and “Big Government” that’s bigger than ever. Advocates for Republicans are almost saying it out loud: Hillary Clinton is likely to be America’s next President. That’s got them campaigning to maintain a divided government. Are they selling government by checks and balances in hopes of gridlock and four years of a Democratic president who can’t get anything done? Is that what voters really want?


Rick Hasen - professor of Law at UC Irvine; author of “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy” - @rickhasen, Bob Cusack - The Hill - @BobCusack, Reed Galen - Republican consultant and writer - @reedgalen, Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute / Atlantic - @NormOrnstein

Warren Olney, KCRW Staff