On the front page of the Americas press review: Tight vote between Trump and Biden

“Now it’s up to you, America”. The USA Today front page seems to best sum up the day: “Now it’s all up to you, America”, the sentence separates two photos, that of Joe Biden, on the left, and that of Donald Trump, on the right. Except reading the press is more complicated. “The nation anxiously awaits as the race ends in fury,” headlines The New York Times. The nation is waiting. This time everything does not seem to depend on the Americans’ vote. Already, before and during the vote, it is in the key states, those in which the presidential election will be played, that “people have suffered the most misinformation about voting by mail,” the newspaper reports. As for the aftermath, “Trump and Biden’s campaigns, franchise organizations and conservative groups are raising funds and deploying armies of lawyers for what could turn out to be a legal battle, State by state, county by county, on the ballots that will ultimately be taken into account, ”reports the New York Times. Moreover, who still has to vote is the “million dollar question” posed by the Washington Post, with “more than 98 million Americans who had already voted on Monday, that is to- say 70% of the total number of voters four years ago ”. The newspaper notes that in key states Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan have so far voted less than might be expected this year.

Reversal of roles

How have the Democratic and Republican camps lived these last days of campaign The Boston Globe headlines on a curious reversal of roles: despite the polls, the Democrats are anxious and the supporters of Trump confident. Democrats anxious over memory of Hillary Clinton's "crushing defeat to Trump in 2016" and "the president's attempts to cast doubt on the results." While supporters of the president interviewed by the newspaper are certain to win "hands down": "Donald Trump when he came, attracted thousands of people, while Joe Biden attracted only twenty or thirty". The Globe notes that the outgoing president has "fed on the confidence of his supporters, dancing to the YMCA song at these meetings", while the newspaper comments "on the Democratic side, in these last days of the campaign nobody seemed to dance". Even more so, according to USA Today "Trump is nibbling away Biden's lead in Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania."

“Vote! "

And that's why The Washington Post commits, in a clearly partisan editorial: "Vote as if your lifestyle depends on it: it does." For the paper, it's already about voting to beat what it calls "Trump's lies and lawlessness." Then to "get rid of our fears that political violence will take control of the election and its aftermath." But vote very carefully, advises the Boston Globe under the headline “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”: “Officials and voters must be vigilant about disruption and intimidation at polling places, and any claim for premature victory ”.
 Moreover, in the Chicago Tribune, union officials are already talking about a possible "general strike if this Tuesday the free and fair vote is threatened". The front page of the newspaper sums up quite well all the fears raised by this election, with another article devoted to a "political rage" which is said to be on the rise throughout the country, with "members of both parties who do not see those opposite as simply being mistaken, but as being in moral error, and even as being dangerous ”. The Chicago Tribune also notes that the governor of Illinois is asking "for patience" with the results, with a historic number of ballots mailed to be counted, and announces that he has "put the Illinois National Guard on 'on alert' in the event of election-related disturbances. " Just to breathe, the LA Times features an article titled "How to Relax During Election Week and Avoid Spending Your Time Reading Apocalyptic News ...". Newsletter Receive all international news directly in your mailbox I subscribe "Anxiety, mockery and hope" “The United States is voting, and the world is watching it with anxiety, mockery and hope,” the Washington Post said. As for the rest of the Americas, first a nice shot from the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, which interviewed the two candidates. Donald Trump says America's relationship with Latin America is "strong and respectful," but if Joe Biden wins, "he will betray Colombia." For his part Joe Biden believes that Donald Trump has "politicized and undermined the relationship" with the country. 
In Venezuela, El Universal underlines the importance of the Latin vote (13%) in the United States, but specifies that it "is very divided, each community has different aspirations". Ultimas Noticias, close to power, believes that for the Venezuelan government, "regardless of the winner, the sanctions and the policy of aggression will continue." For the paper, if Washington changed its policy after the election, it would be more vis-à-vis the opposition than the government. On the Mexican side El Universal is interested in the fate of migrants in the United States, and notes among other things that, unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden, has promised to "adopt new policies concerning migrants detained at the border and 'end with the separation of families'. "We will soon see if the new generations are also seduced by xenophobic discourse, or if they are betting on diversity, inclusion and respect," writes the columnist. Finally in Argentina, El Dia prefers to question the life of Donald Trump if he loses the presidential election. A return to television? Prepare for the 2024 presidential election? Or, "more radical", a departure from the country, as, the paper recalls, the outgoing president slipped a few weeks ago, describing "the humiliation that a loss to Joe Biden would represent". 

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