King’s analytical patter as votes came in was punctuated by repeated reassurances that nothing was wrong with the marathon wait, that the political process was working as it should — and that it would all be ok. This was important, as President Donald Trump incited tensions with blatantly false claims that the election was being stolen from him with irregularities meant to benefit Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
While nerves frayed and the wait for the result dragged on, Meanwhile checked in with the veteran political sage and “Inside Politics” host.
“People on both sides are incredibly anxious about this,” King told Meanwhile. “If we can, I see it as critical to lay out the facts and, as long as the facts support it, make clear things are going as designed.”
How would he improve the electronic map that’s become his hallmark, perhaps for 2024? “Espresso brewer on the left; beer tap on right? I am truly in awe of our New Media team. We brainstormed dozens of ideas and added some helpful tools this year (like a replay function).”
“Maybe a calculator function so the world doesn’t get to see my messy scribble again,” he volunteered.