Good riddance to bad leadership
In a recent editorial about the United States presidential election, we asked the question: Will democracy be allowed to prevail?
Unfortunately, dear readers, at this time we still do not have an answer to that pertinent question as it relates to Tuesday’s election.
Statements by President Trump continue to cause concern to many in the Caribbean community in Canada who have been phoning relatives and friends south of the border anxiously trying to find out what’s really going on.
According to media reports from the United States, early yesterday morning, Trump appeared before supporters at the White House and cried foul over the election results, calling the process ” a major fraud on our nation.” Of course, he has not produced any evidence of fraud. But that does come as a surprise?
And he has promised to go to the United States Supreme Court to stop the voting – even though the voting has ended. Would somebody please let him know that the voting has ended.. Will somebody also let him know that there is a difference between voting and counting the votes.
Up to yesterday morning there were still hundreds of thousands of votes still to be counted and the outcome was still unclear in key states he needs to win against Democrat Joe Biden .Yet Trump has already declared himself the winner of the elections, That too should come as no surprise. Don’t forget that Trump’s presidency was built on lies.
If Trump, the lying bully and racist ,were to get a second term, well we can expect more of the same..
Many election watchers in Canada from Toronto’s Caribbean community say they have a special interest in this week’s US election because Biden ‘s running mate, Kamala Harris is of Jamaican and Indian parentage and they are anxiously awaiting the results.
Up to press time the excitement remained at a high level among Caribbean election watchers even though the Democrats did not capture Florida where many West Indian voters reside.The Trump-Biden race is still seen as a close one.
But what if Trump loses the election? We have asked the question before but it bears repeating. Will he quietly concede defeat and leave peacefully? Many close observers of the current election campaign have serious doubts that he will quietly step down if he loses.
Recent news reports from the United States said polls indicate that a growing number of Americans on both sides of the political spectrum believe that violence would be justified if the other side wins the election
We are told that there are already post -election signs of unrest.
More than 1,000 persons protesting President Donald Trump descended on Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House. on Tuesday night.
And hundreds more were marching through parts of downtown Washington early on Wednesday, sometimes blocking traffic and setting off fireworks.
Let us hope that every vote counts and democracy does indeed prevail.
And good riddance to bad leadership.