COVID, civil unrest and warp speed: watch two months of the US election in 16 minutes

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It's been a presidential election like no other, set against the backdrop of civil unrest, wildfires, hurricanes and a pandemic that has killed over 220,000 Americans.

The Campaign, produced exclusively for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, presents a quick-fire montage of sound bites, speeches, tweets, controversies and trivialities that defined the US media coverage of the 2020 US election campaign.

Edited down from over 200 news bulletins and live streams pulled from over 30 TV networks over eight weeks, The Campaign trails the daily TV and social media appearances of the two septuagenarian candidates, President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden, in their battle to be the man Americans call the leader of the free world.

With record numbers of ballots already cast, it’s clear the media has played its part in getting out the vote. But exactly what influence the heavily partisan media coverage will have on the election outcome won’t be clear until after election day. If you can't keep track of the last two months of high drama, shady accusations and bombshell reports, now’s your chance to catch up in 16 super-saturated minutes.

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