24 Nov 2020

The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy?

From Nights, 9:07 pm on 24 November 2020

In an event recorded last Thursday at the University of Auckland entitled The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy?, a panel of lecturers, Timothy Kuhner, Maria Armoudian, Danny Osborne and Scott Optican use the lenses of law, political science, and psychology to explain this contested election and discuss the implications of the final outcome.

President Donald Trump returns to the White House from playing golf in Washington DC, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

President Donald Trump returns to the White House from playing golf in Washington DC, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Photo: AFP

Was the 2020 US election conducted properly? Will mail-in ballots be counted and will that count be allowed to stand? Will the US Supreme Court decide the final outcome? And what, in any case, will become of American democracy? 

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