America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Posts Tagged: U.S Presidential Election 2020
The fundamental premise of Trumpism, namely that globalisation is bad for ordinary people, is false.
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
“Folks! The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered a clear victory…“I am humbled by the trust and confidence you place in me.”
Perhaps he will contest the 2024 presidential contest at the age of nearly 82. But expectation that he may not will surely undermine his authority.
It’s very early to draw conclusions from America’s elections – though the President’s challenge to the results has been coming for some time.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
“It ain’t over until every vote is counted – every ballot is counted,” he says, as both America’s main parties begin to lawyer up.
WATCH: The polls are wrong again. Trump says he’s won (and prepares to contest the result if he hasn’t).
Biden may still be elected President – he says “it ain’t over”, but there will no Democrat landslide and the result is in play.
Biden will be “warm towards the UK” if he wins the presidential election, but also “very realistic”, according to the former Foreign Secretary.
Fewer than one in four are holding out for Biden. Does this reflect their view of which will be better for Britain, or simply instinctive mistrust of the Left?
Lord Ashcroft: “If Trump loses…he can run again.” My American election focus groups in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“Trump lies a lot and Biden’s kind of not all there.” And it’s less than a week to go until voting day.”
Lord Ashcroft: “If you’re voting for Trump, you keep your mouth shut.” My American election focus groups in Georgia and Ohio.
Many felt the election was going to be close – and that, whatever the outcome, there was a widespread expectation that things would get messy.
The worst-case scenario for polling day and the weeks that follow is illegal, armed militias imposing themselves on polling stations and state capitols.