Lawsuits are being argued in courthouses across the country over the conduct of the election. That could lead to the public losing confidence in the election's legitimacy.
In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won 60% of the American Catholic vote. This year, it will be difficult for him to obtain a similar score, and that could have immense consequences.
In the 1860's, the Supreme Court was a 'partisan creature' and President Lincoln and the Republican Party remade it so that it reflected the party's priorities.
The 2020 presidential election will be the first in nearly 40 years conducted without protections from a court order that forbid the GOP from using voter intimidation at the polls.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
Asian Americans were engaged in an electoral realignment long before Kamala Harris was added to the 2020 Democratic ticket.
There aren't any clear ideological differences between the two, and Senate incumbents who aren't embroiled in scandal rarely, if ever, lose. So what's Kennedy's calculation?
By picking Kamala Harris, a Black running mate, Biden may have brought younger Black Americans, who now comprise a critical set of swing voters, over to his side.
Internal party rules make it harder to attract independents, who make up about one-third of US voters.
It's a myth that Black voters represent monolithic support for Democrats. A recent survey shows that young Black Americans in swing states have big reservations about Joe Biden, Democrats and voting.
Political conventions used to pick presidential nominees in private. Now the public picks the nominee and then the party has a big party at the convention, writes a scholar of US elections.
In his endorsement of Biden, Obama gave his consent for his former running mate to go beyond the policy platform they built. It also freed Obama to use his rhetorical powers in the upcoming election.
Bernie Sanders is the antithesis of a political showman who says one thing today, another tomorrow. Perhaps, in the end, that was his undoing.
Joe Biden has taken control of the Democratic nomination with a string of big primary wins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, but the role of religion should not be overlooked.
Jim Lehrer moderated 12 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012. His lessons on how to run a debate should be studied by today's moderators, writes a former presidential speechwriter.
It is becoming clear that this election season, the Democratic Party will likely adopt a center-left agenda.
With the race for the Democratic nomination narrowed to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, six more states went to the polls on March 10. We asked three scholars to interpret the results.
African American voters are indispensable to any Democrat strategy. Given party affiliation is increasingly split down racial lines, is the best tactic to get out the black, anti-Trump vote?
Joe Biden's swift return as a strong candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination was a dramatic shift never seen before in the modern history of Democratic presidential primaries.
Despite the fact that only 38% of Americans say they think the Democratic and Republican parties are doing 'an adequate job,' they're unlikely to disappear.