US presidential election: ‘A lot of angry people regardless of the result’

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After record-breaking early voting and a list of legal challenges to the legitimacy of the presidential election, it is finally election day in the United States. The incumbent Donald Trump goes on to argue that mail-in polls can lead to cheating. Joe Biden, for his part, has urged people to vote to end a division in the country, but tensions are evident with shops and businesses boarding their premises in the event of violence. From the US Studies Center at the University of Sydney, Jared Mondschein gives us his perspective.