Election 2020 and American foreign policy

After a bitter campaign followed by a week of uncertainty, the US presidential election is reported to be complete. The vote count in the battleground states indicates that Democratic party candidate Joseph Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. At the time of writing this opinion, President Donald Trump was yet to concede, still placing bets on lawsuits to stall the verdict.

It now appears that many in the Republican party leadership are not favourably disposed to joining the chorus about ‘large-scale fraud’ in the elections. Accusations notwithstanding, the US elections highlighted the need for a review of certain aspects of the electoral process. The declaration of the election results was delayed due to the mail-in ballot mechanisms, which became a highly contentious issue. The large-scale use of mail-in ballots raises a few important questions.

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