Editors’ note: In a world transformed by a pandemic, few of the fundamentals in Americans’ lives – schools, jobs, even how to shop for groceries – have remained the same. The same is true with the election, where the most basic of the institution’s elements – how, where and when to vote, among them – have changed.
When The Conversation US’s politics editors met to figure out how to provide readers with coverage that would be useful and informative, the approach was clear: a civics lesson. Over the course of roughly 100 articles, our scholars have explained how the U.S. election system works, retold the history of how it got that way and examined what effects and significance those mechanisms have for the nation today.
Here, our team has collected all of these articles, divided thematically, from the very beginning of campaigning through what happens after Election Day itself.
Basic elements of political campaigning
Campaigning in a pandemic
Money in politics
Media and public perception
Vice presidential and Cabinet picks
The process of voting
History of voting
Many voters face obstacles
Specific voting groups and blocs
How to vote
Voting in person
Voting by mail
Potential for violence
Who decides the outcome?
How it all ends
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