US elections 2020 in video

All our interviews and on-the-ground coverage of the last few days of the campaign – and what comes next.

3 November 2020, 9.31am
Latoya Stafford
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Live discussion: What happens now?

With voter suppression an established fact, legal challenges certain and violence disturbingly possible, we brought together some of the best minds in law, activism and journalism to find out where we are, and where we are headed.

Hear from:

Mona Eltahawy Feminist author, commentator and disruptor of patriarchy. Her latest book ‘The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls’ took her disruption worldwide.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy, who has been reporting from Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania for the past week.

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Aditi Juneja Counsel at Protect Democracy, legal experts working to prevent the corruption of the elections.

Paul Mason Political journalist and author.

Greg Palast: 'They've been crossing people off the voter rolls'

The legendary investigative journalist explains how millions of people have wrongly lost the right to vote - and guess what? Most of them are people of colour and students. The Republicans have purged 200,000 voters - mostly people of colour - in Georgia. Georgia is - as of this year - a majority minority state. It should be safely Democratic. But the Republicans have been preparing for years, striking around 200,000 voters off the electoral roll. Hear from Greg Palast - the man who proved Bush cheated in Florida in 2000 - about Trump tried to steal Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia.

Aaron White: 'People are definitely angry'

Our North America economics editor tells us what he's been hearing on the road in Kentucky and Ohio.

Mary Fitzgerald: Which candidate is least unpopular?

Our editor-in-chief speaks to us from outside the Ohio State Capitol about what she's seen and heard in recent days - and should we use the F-word?

Teddy Wilson: Who voted for Trump?

One-fifth of US voters are White evangelical Christians. Teddy investigates the conservative Christian movement - let him take you on a tour of this uniquely US phenomenon.

Joni Hess: 'They don't believe in systemic racism'

Our reporter explains what she's been hearing on the road and at home in New Orleans.

Mary Fitzgerald: It's the morning after and nothing's changed

Our editor-in-chief reflects on her travels around Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the past few days.

Teddy Wilson: Texas on election night

The US investigations editor for our 50.50 gender and reproductive rights project tells us what's going on in his home state.

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Whoever wins the 2020 presidential election, the powerful US ultra-conservatives we've investigated will continue spreading dark money and misinformation across the world.

6 charts that show America's deep divides

The US election is the most divisive in decades. But the fractures running through US society long predate COVID-19.

Across the divides in Ohio on election day

Two voters on opposite sides of the ballot choice turn out to have a surprising amount in common.

What should the new president do?

Voters in Ohio tell our reporters about their priorities for the winner – whoever that is.

Who will win the presidential election?

Predictions from the ground in the US.

If you could say one thing to US voters ahead of the election, what would it be?

Here's what Yanis Varoufakis, British MP and David Lammy MP, our Africa editor Lydia Namiburu and Libya expert Tarek Megerisi had to say.

Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker: 'Stop voting from a place of fear'

We talked to the Green Party candidates for president and vice-president: they are on the ballot in thirty states and have the most popular policies, so how come you've never heard of them?

Jo Jorgensen: 'Corporations will actually write the law'

The Libertarian candidate explains how the US police ends up having tanks to deploy.

Latoya Stafford: 'We can change it. The time is now'

She came out to protest against the killing of Breonna Taylor by police in Louisville and has been out ever since. Hear her tell us why.

Jecorey Arthur: 'Louisville is the capital of American racism'

The youngest person ever to be elected to the Louisville City Council explains why his town lies at the heart of US problems with race.

Firoze Manji: What I want to say to US voters

The author, journalist, publisher and activist - and former Africa director for Amnesty International - on why elections never solve anything, and what to do about it.

Yanis Varoufakis: What I want to say to US voters

The Greek MP and former finance minister sympathises with a difficult choice.

David Lammy: What I want to say to US voters

The British MP and shadow cabinet minister tells us about the US values that he wants to win out.

Paul Mason: What I want to say to US voters

The British political journalist has a lesson from US history to share with you.

Will there be violence on polling day in the US and afterwards?

Democrats and Trump supporters have one thing in common: each side thinks the other might turn violent if they don't win.

What do you think of Joe Biden?

Love him or loathe him, this election has been all about Trump. What about the other guy? We talk to ordinary voters, activists, a Louisville city councillor and an expert on far-right militias.

Oliver Bullough: 'We''ve realised how much we used to rely on America to fight corruption'

We asked the journalist and author what difference the outcome of the US election would make to the fight against corruption worldwide.

Heather Marquette: 'This is an anti-corruption election'

What difference will the US election make to corruption worldwide? We asked Heather Marquette, professor in development politics at the University of Birmingham and a member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime‘s expert network.

Live discussion: What's going on in Trump's must-win states

Can we trust the polls? What's the blanket media coverage not telling us? Hear our editor-in-chief, Mary Fitzgerald, describe what she's seeing and hearing across the country, from regular citizens to social justice activists to right-wing militias arming themselves for election day.

Plus: get the inside scoop on openDemocracy's latest big 'follow-the-money' investigation which lifts the lid on how Trump-linked groups are going global with their culture wars.

Hear from:

David Corn Washington DC bureau chief of Mother Jones, MSNBC analyst and co-author the New York Times no. 1 bestselling book ‘Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump’

Remi Bak Policy officer, European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy Lydia Namubiru Africa editor, openDemocracy

Lydia Namubiru Africa editor, openDemocracy

Brian Hughes: How militias might intimidate voters at US election

Should Americans worry about 'gun-toting gangs' on polling day? Yes, says Brian Hughes, associate director for the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) at American University, Washington DC. Here's why it got so bad.

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