In the lead-up to and the aftermath of the elections on 3 November, you’re going to be inundated with breaking news, the latest poll figures, and speculation about what’s going on in the US, and what it all means.
This guide is here to help you filter this information and put it calmly into context in a way that steers clear of sensationalism and hype.
Below, editors and correspondents from our international newsroom point you to the sources we ourselves are following for accurate and up-to-date information on the most relevant political developments. We also recommend articles, podcasts or books that will give you a deeper understanding of what is unfolding. And we share our own journalism where it offers original insight into the election.
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Putting the election in context
No event can be understood on its own, and this election is no different. Here you’ll find resources compiled by our editors and correspondents which give you a deeper understanding of the key issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, and which help you make sense of what’s happening beyond the headlines.
Making sense of election night: Who to follow?
As an unbreaking newsroom, we won’t be publishing the latest exit polls or results, but we can point you to the most trustworthy sources who are best placed to provide this and other insights throughout the election. Here’s who we’re following to make sense of election night:
Unbreaking election coverage
Our own correspondents offer their unique insights, focusing as always on the underlying forces at play, rather than on breaking news. Here’s what we’ve covered so far:
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