The 2020 presidential election tested the political system and pushed American democracy close to the brink. President Donald J. Trump and many of his supporters continue to claim that the election was beset with fraud.
This Democracy 20/20 panel will look back at a turbulent election cycle and consider how effectively the U.S. political system will weather these historic challenges. Some key questions we'll discuss include:
Will the 2020 election ultimately show American democracy to be resilient, or will our political institutions and norms deteriorate toward authoritarianism?
How will the Biden presidency shape these trends?
What will this election mean for Congress, the states, the Republican and Democratic parties—and the future of American politics?
This Democracy 20/20 event is co-sponsored by the American Democracy Collaborative, the Einaudi Center, and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.
Frances Lee, Princeton University
Christopher S. Parker, University of Washington, Seattle
Paul Pierson, University of California at Berkeley
Robert C. Lieberman, Johns Hopkins University