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I have found myself watching the BBC coverage of the US Election, but I am surprised on the amount of time given over to this as normally other countries elections only get a brief mention in the main news programme.

beccatavender
28 days ago
What do you think of this?
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2528 days ago

The election is a huge deal for western democracy! Particularly in relation to Brexit, the outcome of the America election is of great import to the U.K.

I personally cannot believe how close the outcome appears to be after the last four Trump years 😮

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc25 days ago

* importance

Import is something else.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2525 days ago

PhilipMarc this is the correct usage:

verb (used with object)

to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services.

to bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another:

foreign bodies imported into the blood; foodstuffs imported from the farm.

to convey as meaning or implication; signify:

Her words imported a change of attitude.

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verb (used without object)

to be of consequence or importance; to matter:

We are friends, and it does not import that we have only just met.

Dictionary.com

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap27 days ago

Not watch any coverage but keeping an eye on news feed 🤞

One good thing about trump he is amusing. I wonder if Twitter wants to kick him off the amount of work he gives them blocking his tweets

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TheChimp
TheChimp27 days ago

Bookies have got Biden as a BIG favourite to win at the moment.

But then again, they had Trump as a BIG favourite early this morning.

There's going to be riots in the US whatever happens.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc25 days ago

To destroy their own neighborhoods and local businesses? That's BLM and Antifa.

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hspexy
hspexy27 days ago

No, because no matter the outcome, I suspect there will be riots and uproar. The whole world is waiting with bated breath

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laraquinn
laraquinn27 days ago

Yes I stayed up to watch it last night.I posted the same thread question as you did, but the mods removed my post for some reason.Anything even slightly political and they take it down.

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Lynibis
Lynibis27 days ago

It was removed because political and religious topics are not allowed on LD. I am surprised this one is still up.

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laraquinn
laraquinn27 days ago

Lynibis You're right,but when you post a thread, one of the topics is "news" and politics is a big part of the news. As long as people aren't abusive I don't really see what the problem is.Asking someone if they watched the US election is totally innocuous.

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Lynibis
Lynibis27 days ago

laraquinn I totally agree and have often wanted to ask a seemingly innocent question, but you'd be surprised how quickly even the most innocent topic can escalate and sadly peop!e do get abusive.

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Ceebers
Ceebers27 days ago

Biden looks like he has taken this. The Bookies do not usually get this wrong and the odds are definitely in his favour. I can see the Trump legal battle developing. Xx

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HayleyMcGill
HayleyMcGill27 days ago

I have been watching some of it, it’s very confusing at time to follow lol 😆

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k4ren2006
k4ren200627 days ago

Looks like Biden will take it however, stranger things have happened, it's still possible Trump could still win (253 to 213 as I write)

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Getsome
Getsome27 days ago

Yeah i have been watching it and its mental. Some of the stuff happening is cccccrazy. Trump is a pure nutter! Calling states early, wanting recounts, wanting counting stopped, calling fraud, people turning up to ballot locations armed trying to break in, Legal action galore and an abundance of fake news!

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold27 days ago

Trump has a history of saying things are 'fixed' against him when things don't go his way. It's his narcissism. I still can't believe he was elected or that he still has so much support. I don't know who's crazier him or the Americans who vote for him. He'll not go quietly, that's for certain.

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Getsome
Getsome27 days ago

Glitterandgold Yeah I know what you mean regarding the voters. What's strange is 65 million people have looked at the past 4 years and thought yeah I want another 4 years of that 🤦‍♂️. Of course it will be a fix is he loses lol

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MartinBluck
MartinBluck27 days ago

I've not been watching any coverage but I'm keeping an eye on the news, personally I can't believe how close the outcome seems to be.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9027 days ago

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc25 days ago

Good thing you have freedom of speech so you can freely post that.

Well, for now, anyway.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2227 days ago

I have been tuning in to watch how the election pans out more than any other

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flipside
flipside27 days ago

Yeah I surprised myself by following it this year. Fingers crossed he’ll take, Georgia and Nevada.

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

flipside No need to cross fingers HE is 100% certain to, even if HE only takes one of them the other HE will take the other one. Image

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kry32
kry3227 days ago

This election is important to everyone as it counts for 10% of GDP worldwide ( BBC NEWS) I have found myself watching more this year. Shock at how close it is, I was sure Biden would have a landslide. Apparently not.

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TheChimp
TheChimp25 days ago
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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc25 days ago

Yeah, and I've bet on Trump.

Can't imagine Sleepy Joe as president. lol

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TheChimp
TheChimp25 days ago

PhilipMarc That's your money blown then.

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flipside
flipside25 days ago

Unfortunately for you, as of today, that’s cash down the drain. Better luck next time. Image

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc25 days ago

That's the least of my worries. Biden has said before he wants to make masks mandatory and lockdowns.

Looks as though U.K.'s govt gave a preview of what's to come in the U.S., sadly. flipside

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flipside
flipside25 days ago

PhilipMarc Making masks mandatory is good policy-making. Its worked wonders in countries all over the world. In my home country the virus has been eradicated despite our less-than-stellar sanitary practices.

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