US election 2020

Joe Biden has won the election, but not on the blue wave the Democrats hoped would sweep him to power. Instead, the president-elect will preside over a nation that is bitterly – and almost equally – divided.

Strikingly, millions more Americans backed Trump this time than in 2016, despite the pandemic claiming nearly a quarter of a million lives, and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

How has this happened?

openDemocracy has spoken to countless voters across the US, as well as experts, organisers and candidates to find out.

US election podcast: Can Biden deliver?

Published on: 17 November 2020 Written by: Mary Fitzgerald All articles by: Mary Fitzgerald Written by: Freddie Stuart All articles by: Freddie Stuart Written by: Aaron White All articles by: Aaron White

On the road across middle America, voters told us they want the country to heal. But is this even possible?

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