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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:
- Win or lose it's how you play the game. That's a sentiment often expressed in the sporting world, but it's apropos in politics as well. A good loser can sometimes be more memorable than the winner. CNN Chief Political Correspondent, Candy Crowley has covered politics for decades and today she offers some insightful reflections on a few of her favorite runner-ups:
"We were somewhere down South in the back half of October 1996. I believe we were in a theater. I remember thinking how terrible the lighting was, how small and deflated the crowd. I remember the look on the candidate's face."
- Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of network's election coverage? When you see Wolf Blizter call a contest and declare the winner do you know how he got that information? At CNN the man responsible for those decisions is Sam Feist. He's the CNN Washington Bureau Chief. He says work on this year's election coverage began the day after the winner was announced four years ago:
"We will start tomorrow thinking about election night 2016. So this is how big of an event this is. Really it's the biggest thing that we do every four years."
- There's been a lot of discussion and controversy about voter I.D. laws this election year. Many of the measures, mostly promoted by Republicans, are billed as a way to prevent voter fraud. Democrats counter that the measures can sometimes have a disproportionate impact on poor and minority voters – groups which often cast ballots for Democrats. CNN's Emma Lacey-Bordeaux brings us the story of a 97-year-old voter who nearly missed out this year because of complications with her I.D.
"I wanted to vote in person because it'll be my last time to vote for a president" says Peggy Cobb who has voted in every presidential election since 1936.