On November 3rd, 2020, millions of voters will go to the polls and either affirm or reject the direction in which this country has been moving for the past several years. The choices we’ll make that day will be among the most consequential ever made. This because the issues positioned at the heart of this election involve some of the most complex, highly controversial choices ever to appear on a U.S. ballot. Because of this, I've decided to create a Presidential Election Resource Center. Over the next 22 months, this center will curate resources that are freely available for anyone who’s interested in understanding the issues driving the 2020 election, the solutions that the candidates are advancing, and/or something more about the fundamentals of our republican form of government, the essential principles of democracy, or the challenges that at this point in our history threaten both our democracy and our republican form of government.

(Twelve score and 3 years ago) our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. . . It is for us the living . . . to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us . . . that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

— Abraham Lincoln [updated] at Gettysburg, November 1863