Some political commentators and civil rights organizations in the United States condemned Donald Trump’s pre-emptive statement of victory at the White House. They warned of trampling on long-standing democratic norms.
Most world leaders and foreign ministers are sitting in their hands, trying not to increase the electoral fire.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:
“Let’s wait and see what the outcome is.”
“There’s obviously a significant amount of uncertainty. It’s much closer than I think many had expected.”
But despite Raab and others urged caution, the Prime Minister of Slovenia broke the ranks and congratulated Trump and the Republicans via Twitter.
“It’s pretty clear that American people have elected @realDonaldTrump and @Mike_Pence for #4moreyears.”
One of several Eastern European leaders, including Janice Jansz of Viktor Orban of Hungary ( Janet Jansa) wrote. “Congratulations @GOP for strong results across the #US.”
The latest ballot statistics show that Democratic challenger Joe Biden tops the Electoral College-238 votes to 213 votes. Victory requires 270 votes-but votes still have to be completed in at least five major “battlefield” states:
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia.
In 2000, the election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was determined by Florida. Five weeks after the vote, this ruling was finally awarded by Bush of the US Supreme Court.
In his comments, Trump suggested that the Supreme Court (he has nominated three of the nine justices) must again decide the winner.
On Twitter, hashtags #Trump, #Biden and #USElections2020 are popular from Russia to Pakistan, Malaysia to Kenya, and throughout Europe and Latin America, highlighting the extent to which every region in the world believes this result Vital.
In Russia, where US intelligence agencies accused it of trying to interfere in the election, there was no official response.
However, Vyacheslav Nikonov, grandson of the pro-Kremlin member of the Foreign Minister Stalin, advised Russians to buy popcorn to watch the show he predicted to come, saying that American society is in a state of fatal division.
“The result of the elections is the worst outcome for America,” Nikonov, who welcomed Trump’s victory in 2016, wrote on Facebook. “Whoever wins the legal battles half of Americans will not consider them the lawful president. Let’s stock up on large quantities of popcorn.”
‘IT AFFECTS EVERYONE’
In Australia, people saw the results keep popping up while drinking beer at an American bar in Sydney.
In addition, Glen Roberts wears a red “Make Europe Great Again” baseball cap, said:
“The news is so much better when Trump is in.”
“You never know what he said, it’s so good. I think it’ll be less interesting if Trump loses.”
Others quickly emphasized the results of the US vote on a global scale. Sydney resident Luke Heinrich said:
“I think it affects us all, what happens over there really matters for the next four years over here.”
Furthermore, one of the world’s leading civil rights organizations, Human Rights Watch in New York, warned that before counting every vote, it must be judged on the results. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of mailed votes this year is high. It is expected to take several days in some states.
Executive director Kenneth Roth said it was dangerous to declare victory too early.
And he said: ““Autocrats might be perfectly happy to undermine democracy in the United States by welcoming a premature declaration of victory.”
Under Trump’s leadership, relations with the United States have fallen into the worst China in decades. China stated that this election is an internal affair and “has no position on this.”
However, Chinese social media users quickly ridiculed the failure of the US electoral system and failed to arrive at a quick and clear result.
“Whether he wins or loses, his final mission is to destroy the appearance of American democracy,” a user on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform wrote on Wednesday.
“Let Trump be re-elected and take the U.S. downhill,” another said.
Moreover, in Nigeria, Senator Shehu Sani, a leading political figure, said that the uncertainty in the United States reminds people of Africa.
He tweeted to his 1.6 million followers: “Africa used to learn American democracy, America is now learning African democracy.”