Up close, Inauguration Day 2021 looked like any other-the chief justice of the US Supreme Court administering the oath of office to the new president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. But pull the lens back and this was anything but a typical election and transition of power. In A Return to Normalcy?, Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and J. Miles Coleman bring together respected journalists, analysts, and scholars to examine every facet of the stunning 2020 election and its aftermath, and how these events will impact American politics moving forward. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines and dives into the underlying forces and shifts that drove the election from its earliest developments to its chaotic conclusion. A Return to Normalcy? is an indispensable read for political junkies and all students of American politics.
Edited by Larry J. Sabato; Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman - Contributions by Alan I. Abramowitz; Rhodes Cook;...
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Larry J. Sabato: A Return to Normalcy? Taking Stock at the End of the Trump Presidency
Chapter 2: Rhodes Cook: The Off-Kilter Presidential Primaries of 2020
Chapter 3: David Byler: Was Joe Biden's Primary Win Inevitable Or Accidental?
Chapter 4: Alan Abramowitz: The Politics of Good Versus Evil in a Polarized America
Chapter 5: J. Miles Coleman: A Political Road Trip Across the Country: Presidential Trends in Some Swingy, And Not-So Swingy, States
Chapter 6: Kyle Kondik: The House: A Blue Wave Reduced to a Blue Trickle
Chapter 7: Madelaine Pisani: The Senate: How Democrats Found the Most Difficult Path to a Majority
Chapter 8: Mary Frances McGowan: Governors and State Legislatures: Republicans Retain Strength as Redistricting Looms
Chapter 9: Theodore R. Johnson: Parties, Presidents, and the Black Electorate's Gender Gap
Chapter 10: Diana Owen: Media Coverage of the 2020 Election: Journalists and Influencers in the Misinformation Age
Chapter 11: Grace Panetta: Defending Democracy During a Pandemic
Chapter 12: Michael Toner/Karen Trainer: The $14 Billion Election: Emerging Campaign Finance Trends and Their Impact on the 2020 Presidential Race and Beyond
Chapter 13: Sean Trende: Was Trump Worth It for Republicans?