How Americans voted during times of crisis in the past

KYW In Depth: Coronavirus
Tuesday, July 14th
The presidential election in November is going test America in more way than one. But, it's not necessarily unique in history. Yes, there's an ongoing pandemic and civil unrest in the forefront of the 2020 election -- but Americans have gone to the polls before during a crisis. In fact, one of the most consistent institutions in American history is Election Day. Americans voted during the Civil War. Both World Wars. The Great Depression. And even recent events like Hurricane Sandy. Dr. Richard Dilworth, Head of the Drexel University Department of Politics and Director of the Center for Public Policy joins KYW In Depth to talk more about how elections have happened in times of turmoil, and how Americans have responded to crises at the ballot box.
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