The United States has just been through one of the most dramatic of all presidential campaigns against a backdrop of vicious partisanship, growing unrest and a largely uncontrolled pandemic that has killed around 250,000 people. To add to the pain, the election result isn’t yet clear in the early hours of the morning after election day, and probably won’t be known for several days, writes USSC non-resident fellow Lesley Russell. Her article has been published by Inside Story.