How Stands American Democracy? The Fallout of the Presidential Election of November 3.

On November 10 – one week after the event – Associate Professor Robert Mikkelsen will analyze the results and review the consequences surrounding what promises to be an extraordinary election. The seminar takes place at The House of Literature in Fredrikstad at 19:00 - free and open to the public. 

Foto: Bård Halvorsen/Østfold University College

For the first time since Abraham Lincoln’s victory in 1860 – a victory that set off the Civil War – there is a chance that the losing side may refuse to accept the results. The COVID-19 crisis, bitter political division and a sitting President who has repeatedly claimed that he can only lose if the election is “rigged” have led to widespread fears of post-election chaos. In a sense, then, it is not just the next president that will be decided, but possibly the very future of American democracy itself.

Associate Professor Robert Mikkelsen will analyze the results and review the consequences surrounding what promises to be an extraordinary election. The seminar takes place at The House of Literature in Fredrikstad at 19:00. It is free and open to the public. An event organized by the AreaS research group at Østfold University College. The seminar will also be recorded.  

Publisert 15. okt. 2020 09:48 - Sist endret 15. okt. 2020 09:53