The past 2020 US Presidential election was unique in a number of ways. In a 3-4 page essay, you are to discuss three key areas…
A) Describe a minimum of three ways this race deviated from previous elections. You would be wise to reference PROCESS (how the election was run), BEHAVIOR (how the candidates and those around them acted/ responded), OUTCOME (how the result unfolded), MEDIA COVERAGE (how the press reported the campaign, election and outcome), and any other area you find interesting.
B) Explore how the outgoing administration’s baseless accusations of “voter fraud” may undermine public confidence in the result. What are the short and long term consequences?
C) How does the emphasis on SOCIAL MEDIA as a key way the public consumes information effect our ability as a society to have a shared sense of reality? Is the trend of sharing memes and news articles dangerous? Why or why not?
Please reference a MINIMUM of THREE NEWS ARTICLES, BOOKS, or other CREDIBLE SOURCES in your analysis. Your essay must be 3 to 4 pages, 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced and include a reference page done in APA7 format.