Welcome to the New Statesman’s US 2020 elections hub
Jeremy Cliffe writes:
With little over two months to go until Americans choose their president, as well as 435 representatives and 35 senators, it is clear that the elections on 3 November will be unlike any others in modern US history. Not only has Donald Trump’s presidency upended myriad norms of American politics - a trend that will likely continue in the final run to polling day - but the campaigning and voting will take place during a global pandemic that has infected and killed more people in the US than any other country. The term “unpredictable” is often used at political crossroads like this one, but rarely has it been more apt. Polls, debates, rallies, turnout and even something as fundamental as whether the president would accept a defeat are all wreathed in uncertainty.
To help New Statesman readers make sense of the twists and turns in the weeks building up to 3 November, on election night itself, and in the potentially turbulent period afterwards, we are bringing all of our coverage and analysis together in one place: our US 2020 elections hub.
Here you can follow:
- All the latest from the New Statesman's US editor Emily Tamkin, leading our US coverage in Washington, DC and on the campaign trail
- Commentary and analysis from the whole New Statesman international team, New Statesman magazine contributors such as Sarah Churchwell and Gary Younge, and from sector experts across the New Statesman Media Group
- Our regularly updated results model and the numbers behind it
- Polling trends, maps and analysis from the New Statesman’s data team
- Special data features telling the mega-stories behind the election
- Notifications from our World Review newsletter
- US election episodes of our World Review podcast
- Our 3 November election night live blog, where we will be analysing the results as they come in
This launch is the latest step in the New Statesman’s international growth. Since the spring we have expanded our coverage of global affairs (including the politics, culture and geopolitics of the US), added new team members and launched a new international homepage, newsletter and podcast. (For unlimited access to all of our journalism you can subscribe here at a special introductory rate.) On this hub, as elsewhere, we will cover not just the headline news but also the trends, forces and ideas behind it. So bookmark this page to keep informed about what really matters in this remarkable US election season with the New Statesman.