US presidential election: Twists and turns on the way to the White House

A broadcast of the first debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is seen on TV screens in West Hollywood, California, on Sept 29, 2020. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES
If Mr Donald Trump's situation worsens or voters are unconvinced, those on the fence and seeking a safe option may be spooked into voting for Mr Joe Biden. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - Until Friday, analysing how the vote might go a month ahead of Election Day on Nov 3 was a matter of weighing up the knowns - voter sentiments, the effects of the presidential debate, and historic voting patterns.

President Donald Trump's positive Covid-19 test, however, plunges the presidential race into uncharted territory.

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