The 2020 election catastrophe that wasn’t

Business Insider
Nov 4, 2020 · 6 min read

Despite all the opportunities for things to go wrong, the US held a remarkably successful and secure general election in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loyola Law School students congratulate Hector Escobar Solis, a first-time voter, in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Loyola Law School students congratulate Hector Escobar Solis, a first-time voter, in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Grace Panetta and Sonam Sheth

The morning after the 2020 election, many Americans felt a mix of confusion, trepidation, and — for some Democrats — even sadness over the initial results of the nail-biting election.

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