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Do you think U.S. presidential election campaigns are more acrimonious than election campaigns for leaders in other countries? If so, why is that?

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Voter supression and intimidation is the sort of thing you associate with Zimbabwe's Zanu PF, or elections in Bangladesh, and other countries/parties/organizations, and for many years some in the US have prided themselves on how it could never happen in America. Sadly, the truth is that voter supression etc has been going on for generations there.

Now, of course, with instant access to news, current affairs, analysis, twitter (yes, occasionally it is a force for good) etc, the corruption is more out there.

And judging by the record breaking voter turnout already, American voters don't react kindly to such blatant attempts to subvert the right to vote.

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And judging by the record breaking voter turnout already, American voters don't react kindly to such blatant attempts to subvert the right to vote.

So if Trump wins, are you going to quickly switch tack and say the result isn't valid?

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Considering I live in Japan, I care less about US elections.

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Nope.

It is polite in the US not to discuss either religion or politics.

It is polite to remind people of that fact too and they will change the subject immediately without any offense taken. This is part of American culture.

Most of the advertising is negative using 10% truth, with perhaps 10% being a positive massage by each candidate.

That is nothing like countries where poisoned tea is the standard drink for Putin's political rivals.

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American elections take too long, two years, and cost way too much.

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It is polite in the US not to discuss either religion or politics.

It is polite to remind people of that fact too and they will change the subject immediately without any offense taken. This is part of American culture.

It used to be that way, but certainly not now.

Trump has changed politics into a disgraceful cesspool.

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Do you think U.S. presidential election campaigns are more acrimonious than election campaigns for leaders in other countries? If so, why is that?

Maybe they are, and maybe they aren't.

Americans believe in getting to the meat of the matter,

and that takes time; to watch how words and actions match.

This election is an important one, and the higher the stakes

the bigger the battle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4n_MmNdxA

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Stakes are high in this one. I shudder to think of the consequences if Biden wins.

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US presidential elections have always been brass knuckles. We have had multiple assassinations as well. However, compared to other countries I think it is not abnormal, just under the microscope.

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It used to be that way, but certainly not now.

Among friends, we easily do not discuss those things.

If conversations always end up on politics, I wonder how that could be?

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