The Times podcast: The slow trickle of election day

Voting center
A voter uses her umbrella at the L.A. County lifeguard headquarters polling location on Ocean Front Walk in Venice.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Election day has come and gone. But many races, both local and national, are still too close to call. And although the Republican Party is expected to take Congress, it’s not by the margin many had predicted. So what does all this mean for both parties? And what about 2024?


Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times politics reporter Seema Mehta and L.A. Times L.A. mayoral race reporter Julia Wick

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