by Ronan Manly
With polling results tight in the US Presidential election, there is still concern that whatever the outcome, it will be contested, disputed, appealed, and legally challenged. The wider fear then is that such delays and disputes will create economic uncertainty, market volatility, and civil unrest for a number of weeks and perhaps for far longer.
This year’s US presidential election is perhaps the most divisive ever, and will be complicated by the use of record mail in ballots, patterns in popular versus electoral college voting, and the potential of a Supreme Court intervention. Add to this that the entire drama is taking place in a weak economic environment amid seemingly limitless injections of fiscal and monetary stimulus, and the whole thing is shaping up to be one that future historians will write about for years to come.