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?
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.
The woman who could change the world forever
Will Kamala Harris become president? Her selection as Joe Biden’s deputy already breaks the mould of American politics. If she wins the world’s most powerful job, it would launch a new era.