The US Midterm Elections!

Usually US mid term elections are a routine affair, where the people cast a vote supporting or censoring the current president and his policies.

This year the elections are crucial, to the US, and dare I say, to the world. Trump won the presidency riding a wave of authoritarian popularism, that spread to Eastern Europe and reached Brazil. Using xenophobia, latent racism, and the economy changing from an industrial focus to a modern digital and open one, these autocrats have reached power and started dismantling the Democratic Institutions that allowed them in.

This election is the Gettysburg of this age. Does the hightide of authoritarian popularism wane at the shores of Lady liberty, or does it engulf the world in another age of extremisim, similar to the 1930’s

In a few hours we will see, it all rests on turnout, on the willgness of young people and minorities to vote, en mass!

Go vote!

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Ibrahim Jouhari

I am a senior analyst and university lecturer, with a keen interest in Elections and electoral reforms.

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