Capitol Ink | Better of 2020: The presidential election

“We dwell in unusual occasions. We additionally dwell in unusual locations, every in a universe of our personal.” The late, nice Douglas Adams wrote these phrases in 1992, however they may simply apply to 2020. It’s now an understatement — and probably a cliché — to say that it was a yr like no different.

Regardless of being hampered a worldwide pandemic, we nonetheless flexed our democratic muscular tissues, electing a brand new president (sorry, conspiracy theorists) and proving that our system of presidency nonetheless works. Barely.

So now let’s look again on the election of 2020 way of the lens of Capitol Ink.

[Also check out Matson’s Best of 2020: Coronavius edition]

Alternative Overload” from Feb. 12 reminds us of time way back earlier than the pandemic when there was Democratic presidential major.
Joe-mentum,“ printed on March 5, exhibits an energized, post-South Carolina major Biden marketing campaign that’s able to roll.
True — and prescient — phrases from “Trump 2020,” printed on June 11.
President Trump’s disastrous resolution to carry a marketing campaign rally in the course of a pandemic is lampooned in “The Golden Driller” from June 18.
The primary presidential debate was, to cite CNN’s Dana Bash, “a s—how,” decreasing expectations for the second, as “Mute Level” from Oct. 22 illustrates.
Printed on Election Day, “Key Query” asks what was actually on voters’ minds this yr.
On Monitor” from Nov. 5 displays Trump’s hurry to discredit the 2020 election even earlier than the race had been known as.
Even Lawyer Normal William Barr couldn’t see any validity to Trump’s claims of election fraud in “He Was Robed!” from Dec. 2.

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