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Post Live Election Daily with former White House counsel Don McGahn, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Biden campaign adviser Bob Bauer

Former White House counsel Don McGahn, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Biden campaign adviser Bob Bauer join The Post on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Election Night results and counting that continues in key battleground states. (Video: The Washington Post)

Join Post Live Election Daily, hosted by national political reporter Robert Costa, for a daily snapshot of the state of the 2020 election.

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Tune in for the day’s political headlines, the inside track on key congressional races, and the behind-the-scenes assessment on the presidential race in top battleground states. Each day, we’ll look at the latest polling and analysis and hear from key newsmakers and top political players.

Former White House counsel Don McGahn, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Biden campaign adviser Bob Bauer join The Post on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Election Night results and counting that continues in key battleground states.


President Trump's campaign announced Wednesday that they will request a recount in Wisconsin. Former White House counsel Don McGahn said people forget in 2016 there were 3 recounts, adding "It's normal part of the process." (Video: Washington Post Live)
When asked if he voted for President Trump, former White House counsel Don McGahn said "yes", adding "it was a clear choice." (Video: Washington Post Live)
Reacting to President Trump's campaign’s calls for a recount in Wisconsin, Biden campaign adviser Bob Bauer said Trump's messaging that pivoted from declaring victory to calling for recounts is a bit "scrambled." "I think it's pretty clear that from last night to today the president now understands that he's in a very different position, which is he's trying to claw back this defeat and try to turn it to legal action to a victory." (Video: Washington Post Live)
Biden campaign adviser Bob Bauer said President Trump called for vote counting to stop "because he recognized that if it continued, he would lose." "There's never been one party that's mounted a more sustain attack on the Democratic process than the Republican Party under President Trump, and it culminated last night with him coming out and announcing he wanted the vote counting stopped... It's really quite extraordinary." (Video: Washington Post Live)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called President Trump's election night speech calling for vote counting to stop and his allegations that the election is being stolen from him "outrageous," "uncalled for" and "a terrible mistake." "Sometimes the president can be his own worst enemy and I think that was another example of it." (Video: Washington Post Live)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said despite the uncertain results in the presidential race, Republicans in down-ballot races had a great night. "While we're all still kind of waiting to see the final outcome, I think Republicans over-performed expectations and Democrats underperformed across the country." (Video: Washington Post Live)

Don McGahn, former White House counsel

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn advises clients on high-stakes matters that require navigating and challenging assertions of government authority. He has successfully guided U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Presidential Cabinet members, and CEOs through some of the most divisive and closely watched Congressional hearings and investigations of the modern media age. He brings over 25 years of experience to proceedings before all three branches of government, including regulatory, oversight, and enforcement matters and litigation arising from government regulation or action.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2019, Don served as Counsel to the President of the United States. As White House Counsel, Don advised Donald J. Trump on all legal issues concerning the President and his administration, including constitutional and statutory authority, administrative law, executive orders, international agreements, tariffs, trade, CFIUS, and national security. Don also managed the judicial selection process for the President. During Don's tenure, a historic number of judges were appointed to the federal bench, including two Supreme Court justices. In addition, he spearheaded President Trump's deregulation efforts, which resulted in deregulation at record rates. Following Don's departure from the White House, the President appointed him to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a nonpartisan agency dedicated to promoting improvement to administrative agency processes.

Don's accomplishments have been recognized at the highest levels of government. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that Don concluded his tenure "not only as the best White House Counsel I've seen on the job, but more broadly, as one of the most successful and consequential aides to any President in recent memory."

Don was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2008, and confirmed in the Senate by unanimous consent, to serve as a member of the Federal Election Commission. He also served as outside Counsel to the Committee on House Administration during the 113th and 114th Congresses and as general counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. In 2018, he was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term, receiving the most votes of any Maryland gubernatorial candidate and becoming only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in the 242-year history of the state.

In his first inaugural address, Governor Hogan reminded citizens of Maryland’s history as a state of middle temperament and pledged to advance the best ideas, regardless of which side of the political aisle they come from. He is recognized nationally as a strong, independent leader who consistently delivers real results and achieves common sense, bipartisan solutions.

After being elected by his fellow governors, Governor Hogan recently completed a successful term as chairman of the National Governors Association, and he consistently maintains one of the highest job approval ratings in the country.

Bob Bauer, Biden campaign adviser

Bob Bauer is Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law, and Co-Director of NYU’s Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic. He served as White House Counsel to President Obama, and returned to private practice in June 2011. In 2013, the President named Bauer to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which in January of 2014 submitted to the President its findings and recommendations in "The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration."

Bauer was General Counsel to Obama for America, the President’s campaign organization, in 2008 and 2012. Bob has also served as co-counsel to the New Hampshire State Senate in the trial of Chief Justice David A. Brock (2000) and counsel to the Democratic Leader in the trial of President William Jefferson Clinton (1999).

He is the author on books on campaign finance law and articles on various topics for law reviews and periodicals. He is a contributing editor of Lawfare and writes legal commentary for Just Security, and has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and other publications. In 2000, he received the “Burton Award for Legal Achievement” for his legal writing.