On this week’s episode of Tying It Together With Tim Boyum, we are carrying on our mission to help strengthen democracy.

We talk with North Carolina Board of Elections Director Karen Brinson Bell about running an election during a pandemic, as well as the state’s most famous political scientist, Dr. Michael Bitzer, who has been analyzing the historic requests for absentee ballots.

Get the rundown on how they are coping, how they are trying to recruit roughly 25,000 poll workers, and the facts on absentee balloting and how safe it really is.

Later in the episode, Bell also tells us when she thinks we will know who won the election. It’s an answer that may surprise you.

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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories, and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.


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