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

Trump coming down with Covid-19 is the latest development on a bumpy campaign trail. Insight looks at how the race has been shaping up.

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.
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

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 04, 2020, with the headline 'Twists and turns on the way to the White House'. Print Edition | Subscribe