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Those of us who live in the United States — and probably many others around the globe — are on pins and needles about the outcome of yesterday’s presidential election. I know that I have been unable to focus on much else, as I truly believe the future of America and the free world is at stake.
I wrote this post on Monday afternoon and have scheduled it to be published at 3 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday morning. Thus, I don’t know what actually happened on Tuesday. By the time this post is published, the voting places will have been closed for hours, although it’s quite possible that we still won’t definitively know who won.
That said, we may have some inkling about the outcome. So my provocative question this week is simply this.
What do you think about what happened in the United States yesterday?
Are you shocked or surprised at the outcome, if it’s evenknown as you read this?
Or are the results of the election what you expected?
And finally, are you happy or unhappy?
My interest in the US election was more than most people in Pakistan, as I lived in Seattle for five years and saw what the circumstances were before the 2016 elections and how they changed afterward.
What happened on 3rd November;
People voted in record numbers and the vote is pretty much split 50/50.
Am I surprised at the results;
I was shocked that so many people support this idiot in the White House, despite the damage done to America by him. It has exposed the face of the American people that wasn’t visible before. Racism existed before but now it has come into the open. The feelings which were muted before are now vocal, loud, and clear.
Are the results as expected;
The polls led us to believe that Biden was way ahead of Trump but the results are very close and there is still no clear winner. We can now surmise that Biden will win the election, but the suspense is huge. In some places, the percentage of differences is less than 1%.
Am I happy with the results;
I am very disappointed! The zeal shown by voters was commendable but the split is glaringly obvious. Half the people in America have shown that the policies Trump has been selling them are acceptable to them. The genie of division and hate has come out of the bottle and is not willing to go back in. Even if Democrats win the presidency, the road ahead is very difficult.
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