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.
Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.
Asian Americans were engaged in an electoral realignment long before Kamala Harris was added to the 2020 Democratic ticket.
The Republican National Convention wrapped up with Trump sounding familiar themes but speaking from an unusual location.
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.
The president has already refused to guarantee he will accept the result of the November election, and there are many other ways he can undermine it in the minds of the voting public.
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.
Believers of QAnon fringe conspiracy theories have moved into the mainstream political arena, including several who will be running as Republican candidates in the U.S. elections this fall.
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.
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.
Protestant fundamentalism was officially born in the United States in 1919, fueling a culture war that continues today.
As the House mounts an impeachment investigation of President Trump, examples from Central and South America show that ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect.
Difficult to pronounce, synecdoche is the form of rhetoric used by President Trump when he told four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from.
Research over the past few years has shown vouchers for private schools set back student learning. So why are advocates still pushing so hard to expand them?
Populism and nationalism are two concepts that go together today. Isolationist proposals, Euroscepticism and a definition of nation against the "enemy" are three of its main ingredients.