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Election 2020: Democrats must learn to use the system to drive home their advantage

Colette Browne


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President Trump applauds Amy Coney Barrett as they stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered her the Constitutional Oath. Photo: Patrick Semansky

President Trump applauds Amy Coney Barrett as they stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered her the Constitutional Oath. Photo: Patrick Semansky

President Trump applauds Amy Coney Barrett as they stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered her the Constitutional Oath. Photo: Patrick Semansky

The only chink of light in 2020 could be the imminent defeat of Donald Trump in next week’s US Presidential election, but his profound influence on politics and society will be much harder to dislodge than the man himself.

After just one term in office, Trump has already appointed three Supreme Court justices, tipping the court to a six-three conservative majority – the most conservative it has been in 70 years.


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