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Kanika Datta 



Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

Contrary to the polls predicting a victory, the US elections are too close to call. This is not the first time this has happened in the past two decades and the principal problem lies in an electoral system that is excessively decentralised and prey to arbitrary state rules. The result, as the lead edit says, is that “America’s claim to leadership of the democratic world can hardly hold up given its elections are unreliable indicators of the political will, are in danger of being ignored by unelected judges and incumbents, and are so slow, complex and inefficient.” Read it here. Other examines Arnab Goswami’s shock arrest, the downsides of spectrum auctions and power reforms. Kanika Datta sums up the views

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First Published: Thu, November 05 2020. 06:10 IST

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