Election violence spiked worldwide in 2020 – will this year be better?

The U.S. was one of 33 countries to experience election-related violence in 2020 – the worst year for peaceful elections ever. Brent Stirton/Getty Images The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 shocked Americans and the world. But the U.S. was not alone in its rocky transfer of power: Last year saw more election-related violence than any year in the past four decades. Fifty-four percent of national elections that took place in 2020 had some form of violence, according to a new election violence database my team of conflict analysts released in 2021. That’s 33 national votes marred by vi…

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