World Views of our Election Mess: How Cartoonists Around the World See Our Electoral Circus

World Views of our Election Mess: How
Cartoonists Around the World See Our Electoral Circus
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Slate Magazine
We’ve heard those nasty rumors that the rest of the world is
laughing at us. Well, here’s proof. Slate magazine
has assembled a collection of cartoons from around the world that
poke fun at our presidential. . . ahem. . . ‘situation.’ In a
gleefully gloating tone, the cartoons satirize everything from
democracy to bipartisanship to the U.S.’s bloated self-importance.
In particular, several of the cartoons parody the manual
handcounting to which the U.S., usually a technological powerhouse,
has had to resort. One Mexican cartoon, for example, depicts a
disgruntled Statue of Liberty handcounting ballots on an abacus
while a dismantled computer and monitor burn beside her. Ouch!

–Anjula Razdan
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