“We can no longer take democracy for granted,” the Democrat warned, warning of many Republican candidates willing to reject the Nov. 8 election results.
“It is unprecedented, illegal and anti-American”: Six days before the midterm elections, US President Joe Biden warned Wednesday 2 “. “We can no longer take democracy for granted,” the Democratic leader warned gravely.
President Biden was speaking a stone’s throw from the Capitol, the seat of the United States Congress, which supporters of Donald Trump, confident of his victory in the 2020 election, had attacked in nameless chaos on January 6, 2021. “I, I wish I could say that the attack on our democracy ended that day. But I can’t,” Joe Biden said, listing the number of candidates willing to reject the results of the vote in the Nov. 8 election, the first nationwide poll since that attack.
“There are candidates running at every level of the American administration (…) who refuse to accept the results of the elections in which they are candidates,” the White House tenant warned. In this election, Americans are called upon to renew all seats in the American House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. A whole host of governorships and locally elected officials are also at stake.
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Among those candidates, the meteoric rise of Kari Lake, candidate for governor in the highly contentious state of Arizona, is making Democrats sweat. The Republican continues to denounce the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, asserting that the election was stolen from Donald Trump despite ample evidence to the contrary. This 50-year-old also threatened not to recognize the result of her own election. “I’m going to win the election, that’s the result I’m going to accept,” the candidate told CNN.
Former President Donald Trump, who never admitted losing the 2020 presidential election, also appears to be preparing to challenge the outcome of the midterms should they turn out unfavorable to Republicans. “This paves the way for chaos in America,” pounded Joe Biden, also urging the country to oppose “political violence and voter intimidation.” As an example, the President cited the case of Paul Pelosi, the husband of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who was attacked with a hammer at his home on Friday morning. The attacker stated that he was indeed looking for the American leader. Some election officials and elected officials also said they noticed an increase in threats and intimidation.
Inflation, the “most pressing” issue
The people promoting these theories are “determined and manage to be heard,” warned Joe Biden, who tries to somehow focus the debate on protecting democracy as Republicans attack him for his economic record. The Republicans accuse the Democratic President of “cruel” inflation management and are increasingly confident of depriving him of his majority in Congress. However, 36% of Americans believe inflation is the country’s “most pressing” problem, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Abortion rights, which Democrats have tried to rally around, come second at just 10%. The polls are at 6%.
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According to the latest opinion polls, the Republican opposition has a very good chance of taking over the chamber. The fate of the Senate remains uncertain. Joe Biden is trying to turn the tide. Americans are “still suffering” from inflation, he conceded Wednesday in a White House address devoted to industrial jobs after watching demonstrations of masonry and welding.
Faced with an unfavorable wind, the Democratic Party called to the rescue its heavyweights, like former President Barack Obama and his undeniable oratory. “If you’re feeling anxious or frustrated right now, don’t complain. Don’t turn a deaf ear. Don’t let the other side convince you that your vote doesn’t count,” argued Barack Obama, who traveled to Arizona’s hotly contested Kari Lake state on Wednesday.