A Tortoise File

US Election

In the final hectic weeks of the US presidential election, it feels that the idea of democracy itself is on the ballot.

First published
Monday 14 September 2020

Last updated
Wednesday 18 November 2020

Why this story?

In the final hectic weeks of the US presidential election, it felt that the idea of democracy itself was on the ballot. 

Our US Election file arms you with knowledge to make sense of what’s happening – and looks at the deep divisions unlikely to be healed by the result on November 3.

We went south to the perennial swing state of Florida, where Trump won narrowly in 2016. Four years later, is the state ready to flip again? And will its disastrous approach to Covid 19 be a factor for voters? David Taylor, editor

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