The world must prepare for a contested US election outcome

The stakes are high as failure to agree on the outcome will likely speed up the downward turn in a worldwide democratic recession.

Utah is one of several states that have moved to mail-in ballots for the Nov 3 presidential election. PHOTO: AFP

Democracies everywhere must prepare for the contingency of a contested result in the most important US election in living memory.

Learning from the disarray around the disputed 2000 election, they should have an informally coordinated stance.

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