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Decoding the election
Episode 718th November 2020 • America Explained • Andy Gawthorpe
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Now that a few weeks have passed, we have enough information about what happened in the 2020 election to try to decode what it means for the current state of American politics - as well as what it might mean for the future. And frankly, thinking about these questions is a much more productive use of time than following Donald Trump's increasingly pathetic and desperate attempts to reject the results.

That's why I invited Josh Robison, a political scientist from Leiden University, to talk about both the long-running trends which we see continuing in this election, and the ways in which 2020 was an anomaly. We talked about the apparent shift of Latino and Black voters towards Trump, why the Republican Party continues to enjoy an undemocratic advantage in American elections, and much more. Check it out, and see the show notes below for more.


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