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Whom Will America Elect?

While many elements of the 2024 US presidential election are unprecedented, others are eerily similar to past contests in which fast-evolving economic and social developments favored the challenger over the incumbent. In such circumstances, dangerous, previously inconceivable outcomes can suddenly become plausible.

CAMBRIDGE – January 6, 2021, remains one of the most shocking days in United States history, with tens of millions of Americans staring in disbelief at their TVs and computer screens as Donald Trump’s attempted coup unfolded before them in real time. Never before had a US president authorized his supporters to storm the “people’s house” to halt an essential democratic process, namely the certification of an election and the orderly and peaceful transfer of power from one president to another.