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How political cartoonists worldwide see a ‘fractured states of America’

As the world waits for results from the hotly contested 2020 US presidential election, how are political cartoonists from around the globe responding to the drama? 

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“Until the last breath,” by Petar Pismestrovic

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Petar Pismestrovic, Kleine Zeitung, Austria via Caglecartoons.com

As the world waits for results from the hotly contested 2020 US presidential election, how are political cartoonists from around the globe responding to the drama? 

As of early Friday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden had surpassed President Donald Trump in key battleground states, with some news outlets already calling the election for Biden. The final outcome has been delayed while states continue to tally millions of votes. 

Related: The world is watching: Global reactions to US election

Some political cartoonists have seized upon the collective anxiety of the moment. Others have commented on the fractious nature of the “disunited states,” while others have suggested — through their cartoons — that America is afraid to look at itself in the mirror. 

Here are some of the best political cartoons that capture the moods and attitudes that define this unique election cycle. 

'Trump gets desperate,’ by Patrick Chappatte, Switzerland

"Trump gets desperate," by Patrick Chappatte, Switzerland via caglecartoons.com
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Courtesy of Patrick Chappatte, Switzerland via caglecartoons.com

‘Election 2020: Waiting for results,’ by Michael Kountouris, Greece

Statue of liberty is afraid to look in the mirror

"Election 2020: Waiting for results," by Michael Kountouris, from Greece. 

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Courtesy of Michael Kountouris via Caglecartoons.com

Untitled, by Angel Boligan, Cuba/Mexico

"Untitled," by Angel Boligan, Cuba/Mexico
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Courtesy of Angel Boligan, Cuba/Mexico via caglecartoons.com

‘President Reveal Party’ by Cartoonist Zach, The Philippines 

‘The Fractured States of America,’ by Anne Derenne, Spain

Untitled, by Zapiro, South Africa

‘Until the last breath,’ by Petar Pismestrovic, Austria 

‘Kenya hoping for better ties,' by Celeste Wamiru, Kenya

Celeste Wamiru | Cartoons by Celeste Kenya hoping for better ties...

Posted by Steenie Njoroge on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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