We are six months out from arguably the most pivotal and fraught US election in living memory. The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally altering the terrain on which the 2020 election will be contested. Amid an ongoing health crisis and a potentially catastrophic economic downturn, the Mueller report, the 2018 blue wave, and impeachment seem like ancient history.

To help interpret and analyse this unique election season, the USSC is hosting a serious of events featuring Australia’s leading US election experts who will provide critical insight for these challenging times. The first of our Election Watch events focussed on progressive politics and the pandemic with analysis from panellists Dr Charles Edel, Dr Gorana Grgic and Bruce Wolpe in a conversation moderated by USSC CEO Professor Simon Jackman.