America’s foes and foes have reveled together with the most tumultuous election in a US generation, mocking the delay in vote processing and Donald Trump’s claims about election fraud dispatched in the almost uncovered criticism of Washington’s overseas political activities.
“What a sight!” before Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “One person said that this was the most fraudulent election in US history. Who said that? The President is currently in office. “
With a large amount of rumor, Washington̵7;s most fierce critics have declared deep concerns about the US elections and the country’s democratic state.
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday pointed out “the obvious shortcomings of the US electoral system”, calling the framework “classic”.
“It’s a show, you can’t call it anything but that,” Vyacheslav Volodin, president of the Russian State Duma, said earlier this week. “They said it should be seen as a standard for democracy. I don’t think that’s the standard.
In China, the state media had undermined the delayed results, with a daily post that the process looked “a bit like a developing country”.
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, could not resist mocking the United States for what he called the “surprising electoral process”, and seemed so amused that at one point, he dived into the post. singing with the Miss Venezuela’s theme melody performance: “On a fine night like this one can win,” he chirped, before giggling, adding: ” USA. I don’t put my nose in ”. In the two recent local elections, he noted, all votes were counted at 11 p.m.
As the parliamentary campaign kicks off in Venezuela this week, Maduro announced that there are more important lessons the United States can learn from its elections than it teaches the world about democracy. He said Venezuela was a showcase of “civilized and peaceful” polls using “proven and transparent technology” and biometric voting machines that provided results on the same day.
Trump has spent the past two unsuccessful years trying to topple the Venezuelan president and in a broadcast on Wednesday night Maduro was delighted by the lingering election confusion his neighbor north .
“The State Department released the statements: ‘In this country, we do not recognize the election. In that country, we don’t like to vote. In another country, we don’t like this or that, ”Maduro said, adding that the US would be better off focusing on its own problems.
When Trump asked states to stop counting votes by mail, the US embassy in Abidjan issued a timely statement asking the leaders of Côte d’Ivoire to “demonstrate a commitment to the democratic process. and the rule of law ”. “We also need a Côte d’Ivoire statement about US elections,” quipped a BBC editor on Twitter.
For many, it was an opportunity for America to taste its own medicine. Margarita Simonyan, head of the Russian state-backed RT, writes: “Neither freedom nor fair, for example, is the language of the United Nations or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
And the OSCE itself had to face with mission leader Michael Georg Link attacking Trump for making “unfounded allegations of systematic shortcomings” and “[harming] public confidence in democratic institutions ”.
The irony has not happened to many people at home. An animation by Russian critic Sergei Elkin was shown on Thursday, showing an old babushka carrying a bucket of water passing a man in a ruined village somewhere in Russia. “They haven’t finished counting in Pennsylvania and Michigan,” he said. A stray dog walked along the unpaved path behind him.