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Biden as a latter-day Jimmy Carter could change America's soul

Pundits like to drag out Jimmy Carter as a punch line, but there's a lot a modern-day president could learn from him.

Americans react after major news organisations called the election for Joe Biden (Image: EPA/Will Oliver)

Joe Biden, president-elect: Democrat secures victory over Trump after epic wait

Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump, with victory in Pennsylvania delivering him the necessary electoral college votes to make Trump a one-term president.

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'They’re trying to rig an election': a president’s insane election claims

From attacking fake polls to baseless claims of voter fraud, Donald Trump is pulling out all the stops in his attempt to stay in power.

Trump supporters attend a protest named 'Stop the Biden steal' (Image: EPA/Cristobal Herrera-Ulashkevich)

Whatever the result, the clear losers are progressives and democracy

The right's attempt to derail the US election is the final manifestation of the Donald Trump era. And there's little the left can do.

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Trump declares war on electoral process as the right prefers chaos over order

Trump supporters had better understand that when they abandon the rule of law, a lot of other things can follow that might be less to their taste.

A QAnon rally in the United States (Image: AP/Ted S. Warren)

The unchecked disinformation pandemic driving America to the edge

It's not just fringe groups spreading dangerous conspiracies that benefit Donald Trump — Australian media is playing a central role too.

Joe Hockey (Image: Sky News)

Joe Hockey and the price of selling out democracy

Joe Hockey ignores systematic voter suppression by Republicans to complain about Black Americans supporting a Democrat candidate, all in the aid of backing Trump's attack on democracy.

Protesters denounce Trump's attempts to stop vote counting (Image: PA/Charles Guerin)

As it happened: Biden closes in as Trump's threats proliferate

The 2020 US election has already been a rollercoaster, and it's not over yet. Here's what's happened so far.

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Polls still have their use, but should the media be spending money on them?

Even when the polls are 'right' at a national level, they're wrong where journalists need them to tell the story.

Trump supporters try to enter a vote-counting centre in Detroit, Michigan (Image: AP/Carlos Osorio)

'We want all voting to stop': The great liar takes dog whistling to a new low

Trump has raised an army willing to believe every bit of bullshit he spouts. And you really expected him to go quietly?

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