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Could Trump Still Pull Off an Upset?

LISTEN TO ARTICLE5:07 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP Get Jonathan Bernstein’s newsletter every morning in your inbox. Click here to subscribe.Fifteen days to go.Former Vice President Joe Biden has maintained his polling lead over President Donald Trump; the FiveThirtyEight polling average has Biden at 52.4 percent with Trump at 41.9 percent. That’s a whopping huge lead…

We the People: Lessons from Africa for Defeating Authoritarianism in 2020 U.S. Election

U.S. democracy is facing its greatest challenge in a generation, simultaneously confronting an authoritarian leader, a global pandemic, and the consequences of centuries of systemic racism and inequality. Americans tend to think of our country as democracy’s exemplar, and the United States has a long history of pointing out governance problems abroad, suggesting steps to…