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To secure a narrow majority, Democrats need to win both Senate seats, which would split the chamber 50-50 between the 2 caucuses, with VP-elect Kamala Harris casting tie-breaking votes.
Trump wasn’t the first to highlight the excesses of American internationalism, especially since opposition to protracted wars began in the final years of Bush.
After 4 years of angry division & 5 days of breath-held anxiety, celebrations erupted in Democratic strongholds in the US, even as Trump’s supporters continued to protest the result.
The analogous problem in politics arises when a party’s certainty of victory leads to a recklessness during the campaign itself.
Here is a history of contested presidential elections, from Samuel Tilden to Al Gore.
India has been barely mentioned in the US presidential campaign, but both Republicans and Democrats know they need India now.
41-yr-old Sri Preston Kulkarni is running for House of Representatives from one of the most racially diverse congressional districts in US — 22nd district in Texas.
The Kamala Harris effect is significant because a narrative is emerging that the Modi-Trump partnership will push Indian Americans to abandon the Democratic Party in droves.
When Barack Obama was running for president for the first time, he called Hillary Clinton the ‘Senator from Punjab’ because of her close ties to India.
This would worsen the tumult to hold the election amid the pandemic and the uncertainty created by Trump’s claim that Democrats will commit massive fraud by mail-in balloting.