The stakes of democracy are always high. Yet, the 2020 election carries a weight that American voters have not felt in decades. With 235,000 COVID deaths in eight months; an economic recession that parallels the Depression era; unnaturally powerful and devastating fires, hurricanes, and storms; a contentious Supreme Court nomination and nasty constitutional disputes; the weight of a vote feels unusually heavy. Every voter has something at stake.
Although so much is on the line, our two potential outcomes remain relatively unclear. How long will it take to count mail-in ballots? Would President Trump accept a loss? What happens if the election goes to the courts? Most importantly, how does America begin to rebuild after a year of death, disease, racial injustice, economic fallout, record-breaking political polarization and partisan divide, and overall exhaustion? What does life after the 2020 election look like?
Join us for a post-election conversation where we unpack this critical moment in U.S. history and discuss how a tired nation will begin to rebuild after a year of hostility and division.
The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.
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