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.
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
‘Election 2020: Waiting for results,’ by Michael Kountouris, Greece
Untitled, by Angel Boligan, Cuba/Mexico
"President Reveal Party"— ZACH (@cartoonistzach) November 4, 2020
On Day 1 of US #ElectionNight, the world is still anxiously waiting results as it remains too close to call. @assortedge @PitikBulagPH @cartoonmovement @CartooningPeace @procartoonists @globalcartoons @rapplerdotcom #Biden #Trump #Elections2020 #cartoon pic.twitter.com/ejpzagfYsg
‘The Fractured States of America,’ by Anne Derenne, Spain
The Fractured States of America...#Biden #Trump #USAElections2020 #Elections2020 #editorialcartoon #politicalcartoon #dessindepresse #caricatura #ElectionsAmericaines #EleccionesUSA2020 pic.twitter.com/uKtfMZNQfF— Adene (@Adenecartoon) November 5, 2020
Untitled, by Zapiro, South Africa
‘Until the last breath,’ by Petar Pismestrovic, Austria
Until the last breath pic.twitter.com/qv2PMCYIdy— petar pismestrovic (@pismestrovic) November 5, 2020