Is civic literacy essential to vote? Midmorning asks what a well-informed citizen should know about America while preparing to vote, and whether, as some have suggested, such civics knowledge should serve as a prerequisite to casting a ballot.9:06 a.m.
Richard Brake: Director of University Stewardship at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Mark Osterloh, MD: Physician and political reformer. In 2006, he led a ballot initiative that would automatically make each person who casts a vote eligible to win $1 million in unclaimed state lottery money.
Fact check of the latest campaign ads The presidential candidates have released one last flurry of ads to sway voters before election day. Midmorning looks at what's true, what's false, and what messages have worked.10:06 a.m.
Bill Adair: Washington Bureau Chief for the St. Petersburg Times, and editor of PolitiFact.
Michael Fauntroy: Professor of public policy at George Mason University.
An election eve portrait of last minute campaigning A historic race draws to a close and campaigning in a number of close races is heated. Kerri Miller talks with MPR reporters covering the U.S Senate race in Minnesota. Also what journalists in battleground states are seeing in the last hours of the long election season.4:06 a.m.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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