Even If Biden Wins, America May Still Be Crippled by Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 2, 2020 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 2, 2020 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Edward Alden is filling in for Kimberly Ann Elliott, who will return next week. The latest opinion polls in the United States show former Vice President Joe Biden with what looks like a commanding lead over a COVID-stricken President Donald Trump, less than a month away from the presidential election on Nov. 3. If Biden can sustain that lead and win a decisive victory, the country would avoid the damage of a long and contested ballot count that would leave America even more internally divided. For much of the rest of the world, it would rekindle […]

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