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Opinion The Atlantic Daily: The 2020 Election’s Gender Gap

04:05  22 october  2020
04:05  22 october  2020 Source:   theatlantic.com

The 19th Explains: Everything you need to know about voting and Election Day 2020

  The 19th Explains: Everything you need to know about voting and Election Day 2020 Experts and state officials say to prepare for the reality that the country may not know who won the presidency on Election Day — or for several days (or weeks) after.Long lines due to expected record voter turnout amid a global pandemic. Ongoing concerns about online misinformation. Hundreds of lawsuits over voting. Poll workers facing changing election rules. An incumbent president who won’t guarantee a peaceful transfer of power.

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“The numbers are clear,” our politics reporter Emma Green noted back in August. “Even though a white man is at the top of the Democratic ticket, 2020 will be a women’s election.” Polls continue to show a major gender gap, and Joe Biden ahead with women.

That doesn’t seem lost on the Republican Party or the president himself: “Suburban women, will you please like me?” Donald Trump asked at a rally last week.

'A lot of chaos': Trump's rhetoric, a global pandemic and a tsunami of lawsuits complicate 2020 election

  'A lot of chaos': Trump's rhetoric, a global pandemic and a tsunami of lawsuits complicate 2020 election Voters should accept that election results may not be known on Election Night and that does not indicate fraud, experts say.Both candidates declared victory, and the dispute dragged on for months. Threats of a civil war loomed. Voter fraud and intimidation ran rampant. Congress was forced to create an electoral commission that would decide the presidency. Voting along party lines, it declared Hayes the winner by just one electoral vote.

The House of Representatives resolves inconclusive presidential elections —and while Democrats may hold most of the seats, Republicans control more state delegations.

The Atlantic covers news, politics, culture, technology, health, and more, through its articles, podcasts, videos, and flagship magazine. Shutterstock / The Atlantic . Americans Saw Trump Unfiltered and Recoiled in Horror. Polling suggests that the president dealt a severe blow to his reelection chances

For a closer look at this phenomenon, keep reading:

  • Suburban, anti-Trump “wine moms” are channeling anger into organizing. “All of this activism has the potential to shape American politics in a much more significant way than their biennial votes,” Elaine Godfrey reports.

  • Some white women who loathe Trump will still vote for him. It’s because they viscerally distrust Democrats and the media, reports Sarah Longwell, who has conducted focus groups with white women in swing states.

  • What drives America’s political gender gap? Derek Thompson took a look back in February.

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One question, answered: A reader is skeptical of getting a flu shot: What’s the point?

James Hamblin reacts in his latest “Paging Dr. Hamblin” column:

How battleground states process mail ballots -- and why it may mean delayed results

  How battleground states process mail ballots -- and why it may mean delayed results More Americans are voting by mail this election than usual, due to the pandemic. But processing those ballots takes more time. Here's how it works in battleground states. Because of the pandemic, more voters are opting to cast their ballots by mail this year. While the expanded access and increased use of mail-in voting is good for voters, it does create hardships for already strained election officials in many states, including key battlegrounds.

The Atlantic Daily : The Real Threat to Mail-In Voting. Over the weekend, fears that President Donald Trump might undermine the USPS in order to undermine the 2020 election reached a fever pitch.

The gender pay gap encapsulates so many issues surrounding women, men, and their decisions and relationships to work. But her passing less than two months before the presidential election also tosses one more lit match into the tinderbox of national politics in 2020 : It will surely inflame a deeply

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13 days remain until the 2020 presidential election. Here’s today’s essential read:

The Biden campaign is making its final pitch to Black men, Adam Harris reports.

2020 Election: See Insider's comprehensive guide to the presidential and top congressional races

  2020 Election: See Insider's comprehensive guide to the presidential and top congressional races In addition to the presidential election, there are hundreds of pivotal congressional races that will shape the balance of power in Washington.The race for the presidency between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is zeroing in on a number of battleground states key in both candidates' quests to win. They'll be battling for the popular vote, but the real election decider is the electoral college.

Gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years – that’ s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 . The report presents a decidedly mixed picture. Overall, the quest towards gender parity has improved, ducking back under a century and registering a marked improvement on the 108 years

“The gender gap in leisure is intertwined with college [education] because of the ways college increases paid work time … and also with marriage and parental status Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com. Joe Pinsker is a staff writer at The Atlantic , where he covers families

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Polling averages show Trump gaining on Biden in most swing states. Will it be enough? .
Trump gained on Biden in polling average in 9 of 12 swing states since Monday, continuing last week's trend. But of those, he is only ahead in Texas.The deadline for early voting ends Friday in several states where the race is tight, including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Texas – and on Saturday in the key states of Florida and North Carolina. Though early turnout appears to favor Democrats in many states, Republicans are gaining ground quickly in Florida and other early voting states.

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