The Atlantic staff writer takes your questions about the presidential contest and other key races around the country.

Throughout the election season, The Atlantic's politics team will offer readers a chance to ask questions about what's happening in the campaigns and around the country. Molly Ball, a staff writer covering national politics, will answer your questions and chat on Friday, September 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. You don't have to wait until then to ask -- you can submit them now using the form below, or tweet them using the hashtag #ATLofficehours.

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