The 2020 US Elections – Some Solid Ground in a Shifting Landscape

The 2020 US Elections – Some Solid Ground in a Shifting Landscape

Zsolt Pálmai | 2020 | 2020E08 | 2020-05-07

US presidential elections tend to invite superlatives, especially in the realm of punditry, but also in more detailed analyses. Campaign operations keep getting larger and more expensive, population growth and change are leading to an ever more diverse electorate turning up to vote in ever greater numbers, and each election inspires commentators to wonder if they had ever seen one that was more negative or “nastier” (the answer is quite confidently yes, in 1800).