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How The Past And The Future Look At The 2020 Presidential Election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been declared the winners of the 2020 presidential race after a turbulent election year. We discuss how the past and the future put this election into a historical context.


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People celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.


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First, we get historical context from Mark Jones, a political historian at Rice University's Baker Institute on how this presidential election compared to previous ones.

Then, we speak to three reporters from student-run newspapers, Ella Feldman, features editor for the Rice University newspaper, The Rice Thresher, Brady Stone, editor-in-chief for Texas A&M University's student-run paper, The Battalion, and Mason Storrs, editor-in-chief for Sam Houston State University's student-run newspaper, The Houstonian. They share views on the importance of this election cycle and the surge of young voters in this election.

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