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American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil
FRONTLINE presents a post-election special on the lives, fears and hopes of Americans in the chaotic months leading up to the historic presidential contest.
November 17, 2020
As Biden Clinches Pennsylvania, Securing a Presidential Win, the Trump Campaign Promises More Litigation
Pennsylvania gave Joe Biden the 20 Electoral College votes needed to push him over 270 and secure a presidential win. The Trump campaign has indicated it plans to launch more litigation. Here's what could come next.
November 7, 2020
Awaiting Election Results, the U.S. Set a New Daily COVID Record. These 8 Films Offer Context.
Learn how we reached more than 100,000 daily new COVID cases by watching these documentaries on the pandemic.
November 5, 2020
Election Commission 'Not Aware of Any Irregularities' as Trump Campaign Calls for Wisconsin Recount
With former Vice President Joe Biden leading Wisconsin by a narrow margin, the local election commission and others respond to the Trump campaign's call for a state recount.
November 4, 2020
Trump Wants a Wisconsin Recount. If You Need a Refresher, Here's How Recounts Work.
With Joe Biden projected to win the state by a narrow margin, the Trump Campaign said it would seek a Wisconsin recount. Here's how recounts work.
November 4, 2020
They Faced a Chaotic Primary. Now Wisconsin Voters Are Trying to Make Sure Their Ballots Count
In the April primary, these Wisconsin voters faced barriers to casting their ballots. Now they’re fighting for their vote to count in the presidential election.
November 3, 2020
Students Registered. But Will They Cast Ballots? College Vote Unpredictable Heading into Election Day
Heading into Election Day, a promising bloc of young voters — students — remains unpredictable, despite high registration rates.
November 2, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Could Disenfranchise Wisconsin Voters
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to extend the absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin wasn't a surprise to election officials but could disenfranchise thousands of voters in a state with nearly 300,000 absentee ballots outstanding.
October 29, 2020
COVID-19 and the Most Litigated Presidential Election in Recent U.S. History: How the Lawsuits Break Down
A FRONTLINE analysis found that more than 400 election-related cases have been filed in the U.S. this year, making 2020 the most litigated presidential election in recent U.S. history — largely due to concerns involving COVID-19.
October 28, 2020
With Election 2020 Underway, a Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act Languishes
Against the backdrop of a pandemic and a divisive presidential election, legislation to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, following the landmark 2013 Supreme Court 2013 decision Shelby v. Holder, remains locked in Congress.
October 21, 2020