US Election 2020
It has been billed as the election that could break America. In the red corner, Donald Trump aged 74, the no-holds-barred cage-fighter, angry, aggressive and going out to stamp his legacy on history with four more years. In the blue corner, Joe Biden aged 77, the charmer, and the man who has seen it all, making a last bid for the most powerful job in the world. If Biden wins on 3 November, many expect the world’s richest economy and longest-standing democracy to take a sharp turn to the left with major new policies on climate change and social equality. If Trump wins, many expect him to round on his enemies and deepen the divisions currently threatening to rip America apart. And if Trump loses but refuses to go? Experts are now openly thinking the unthinkable: could there be violent clashes between rival supporters, the military on the streets and a possible break-up of the USA?
America votes: what a Biden victory means
Will Joe Biden make the world a better place? Supporters hope that if he wins, he will restore US global leadership, but others fear he has no plans to solve the world’s most pressing issues.
Threats and anger as US election day looms
Should the world be ready for a contested US election? Tomorrow, the most powerful nation on Earth will vote for its next president – but both candidates may end up claiming they have won.
The Average Joe who could triumph over Trump
Is ordinariness the secret of his success? He is not always suave and sophisticated. But if he wins tomorrow, Joe Biden will become the oldest first-time American president in history.
No fatal wounds in Trump/Biden final duel
Could it be a Biden landslide? No clear winner emerged as the candidates locked horns for a final time last night. Now, some believe anti-Trump sentiment could push Biden to a historic win.
Twitter and Facebook in censorship row
Should social media sites decide what news we read? Some argue that they play a key role in suppressing fake news – but others fear giving them too much power over the information we access.
US militias hoping to spark power struggle
Is talk of US civil war overblown? As Donald Trump plunges in the polls, some worry that his most hardline supporters will try to keep him in power – even if it means an armed conflict.
Chaos, confusion, contradiction and karma
Is it right to say that Donald Trump’s Covid infection is “karma”? Did the truth-defying, science-mocking leader of the free world get what he deserves? Or is this just shallow moralising?
No winner as Trump and Biden slug it out
Is the election result any clearer? In all the fire and fury, neither candidate triumphed in last night’s verbal fight. Both camps are claiming victory as the first public reactions come in.
Trump election attack sparks fears of crisis
Will the president refuse to accept the election result? Trump has once again cast doubt on the legitimacy of the coming vote, increasing fears of chaos and violence across a divided USA.
The fighter who changed the world for women
Will her death also be the death of US justice? Many say Donald Trump's move to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election is an abuse of power.
‘Historically she is more important than Joe’
Will Kamala Harris become president? She is set to be the first female vice-president and first black person in the post. And at 56, she is number two to a man who is 78 in just eleven days.