Undercurrents: US democracy one year after the Capitol riot

Will the events of January 6 mark a shift in how US voters respond to election results?

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Published 21 January 2022 Updated 22 April 2022 26 minute listen

Gabriella Cook Francis

Former Academy Associate, US and the Americas Programme

On 6 January 2021, a large crowd supporting the defeated President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. The violence which ensued resulted in the deaths of at least seven people, and caused shockwaves around the world.

In this episode, Ben is joined by Gabriella Cook Francis to discuss the events surrounding ‘January 6’, the implications of the riot for notable elections this year and in 2024, and what progress the Biden Administration has made in shoring up the United States’ democratic institutions.