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Republicans pin re-election hopes on law-and-order contest – Sydney Morning Herald

Republicans hope to achieve an American version of John Howard’s come-from-behind Tampa victory over Kim Beazley in 2001.

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Washington: US Vice-President Mike Pence’s speech to the Republican National Convention showcased the Trump administration’s audacious re-election strategy: downplay the coronavirus as much as possible while using the chaos and violence in American cities to disqualify Joe Biden.
For viewers wanting an escape from the grind of the pandemic, the Republican convention has provided welcome relief. As the event has gone on over three nights, the virus has gotten less and less airtime recognising th…

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