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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 November 2020
US presidential election 2020 - analysis in the Socialist
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The result of the US presidential election, held on Tuesday 3 November, will not be known until after the Socialist has been printed. The result could be considerably delayed by the counting of an unprecedented number of postal ballots before the tally of Electoral College votes - that, constitutionally, determine which candidate wins rather than the total popular vote - is declared.
Additionally, if the vote is close, legal appeals - against a backdrop of possible street protests - could delay the result still further. Readers should therefore return to our website for updates on the outcome, including comment from the Socialist Party's co-thinkers in the US, the Independent Socialist Group.
- The US after the November elections - one of the sessions at socialism2020.net
- Online forum 20-23 November
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 4 November 2020:
What we think
Our lives, our jobs - not safe in Tory hands
Corbyn suspended - Time to fight for a new mass workers' party
Socialism 2020: Mass workers' voice needed
Why the Socialist Party is backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary
A lockdown that doesn't include education?
Spycops inquiry finally opens
Testing is failing - it's a privatised mess
Furloughed worker speaks out: Let down by insecure contracts
Transport for London given funding stop gap
Usdaw needs a fighting leadership
Birmingham NHS porters' 48-hour strike against shift changes
Optare strikers escalate their action
Chile: A defeat for the right!
Poland: Mass protests against abortion ban
US presidential election 2020
Save St Andrews mental health ward
Leeds protesters demand "Buhari must go!"
Building Bangor Socialist Students
Maybe now they will listen - Refund the fees!
Donate now to the Socialism 2020 appeal
Corbyn suspended: Join the fightback, join the socialists
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