This year’s election is one like no other. But does a “typical” election experience even exist? A professor weighs in on elections and democracy. Some students take time off from school to work on campaigns, and others are voting for the first time amid a pandemic. WKND explains all of this and more — plus a video of a satirical political debate. Let us know how it compares to the “real” debates.

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Can We Heal an Ailing Democracy? A Conversation with Professor Ian Shapiro

Missing Out

“The Chance to Make My Voice Count”: Reflections From First-Time Voters

On Foreign Ground: International Students Experience Their First US Presidential Election

The West Wing Revisited: Aaron Sorkin’s Aristocratic Apologia