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05 November 2020 - Key states still counting votes in US presidential election

Publié par Marion Coste le 05/11/2020

Power Up: We still don’t know if Trump or Biden will be the next president. Here’s what we do know.

Jacqueline Alemany (The Washington Post, 04/11/2020)

The presidential race is still stuck in limbo, with Joe Biden's bid to oust President Trump essentially coming down to what happens in the Rust Belt states that put the Republican in office four years ago. 

The Washington Post has not called races in three critical states — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — as votes are still being counted due to the surge in mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Biden leads in Arizona, which if he wins, would make him just the second Democratic presidential candidate to capture the historically red state since 1948 and narrow Trump's path to victory. 

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History tells us that a contested election won’t destroy American democracy

Lynne Anderson (The Conversation, 04/11/2020)

With the outcome of the 2020 presidential election still hanging on the uncounted votes in a handful of battleground states, President Donald Trump has already prematurely declared victory and said he will take the election fight to the Supreme Court.

Joe Biden said that “It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who has won this election,” Mr. Biden said. “That’s the decision of the American people.”

This situation compounded the worry felt by some even before the election that a contested election would severely undermine faith in American democracy.

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The message from the 2020 election? The US still stands divided

Martin Kettle (The Guardian, 04/11/2020)

Few saw this knife-edge US election result coming. But no one can say they weren’t warned. Overall, the 2020 election bears a striking resemblance to the one that took so many by surprise four years ago. The belief that 2020 would be decisively different from 2016 turns out to have been based on a very human but ultimately very foolish triumph of hope over experience. In politics, we have been reminded, hope is not power.

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How the World Is Reacting to the 2020 U.S. Election

Billy Perrigo, Suyin Haynes, Kimberly Dozier (TIME, 04/11/2020)

An international audience waited anxiously along with Americans on Wednesday as the U.S. presidential poll results trickled in with no clear victor.

While populist politicians in Europe rallied around incumbent President Donald Trump, those favoring a return to a more alliance-led globalist order decrying Trump’s false claim of victory and his rejection of as-yet-uncounted ballots.

Votes are still being counted in several crucial battleground states in the U.S. election, making it unclear whether it will be Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden leading the world’s most powerful nation until 2024.

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