Can the U.S. Avoid an Election Crisis?
Can the U.S. Avoid an Election Crisis?
Podcast / United States

Can the U.S. Avoid an Election Crisis?

In this week’s episode of Hold Your Fire!, Rachel Kleinfeld examines the confluence of risks that put the 2020 U.S. presidential election in a category apart from any other in memory. Among the perils are the unprecedented toxic rhetoric, the increasing virulence of armed groups and the prospect of a contested election.

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Rob Malley and guest host Steve Pomper talk about a bizarre Oval Office meeting that enraged Ethiopia and a must-watch documentary about social media. Then they take a deep dive into the risks of election-related violence in the United States with Carnegie Senior Fellow Rachel Kleinfeld. She unpacks the combination of risks that place the 2020 presidential contest in a category apart from any other in memory.

 

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Background readings by Crisis Group:
The U.S. Presidential Election: Managing the Risks of Violence
Too Much to Lose: Steering the U.S. Away from Election-Related Violence

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