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The Ultimate Election Forecast: More than 5,000 Pollsters Agree – The Next President of the U.S. is ….

By Joannis Kaliampos

The 2020 U.S. elec­tion has peo­ple around the world on the edge of their seats, won­der­ing who will become the next Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States. The two can­di­dates – for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden and the incum­bent Pres­i­dent, Don­ald Trump – would become the old­est men to ever have held this office. Anoth­er ‘first’ is Biden’s VP pick, Kamala Har­ris, junior sen­a­tor from Cal­i­for­nia, the first-ever woman of col­or run­ning on a pres­i­den­tial tick­et. In addi­tion, a glob­al pan­dem­ic, an eco­nom­ic cri­sis, and nation­wide demon­stra­tions protest­ing sys­temic racism make this elec­tion more excit­ing than ever.

Pho­to cred­it: U.S. Embassy Berlin. Stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in a Q and A ses­sion with U.S. elec­tion experts at the con­clud­ing event of the 2016 elec­tion project at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin.

While U.S. poll­sters, such as Lar­ry Saba­to or Nate Sil­ver, pre­dict a like­ly vic­to­ry for Demo­c­rat Biden, Trump’s 2016 sur­prise upset lead many poll­ster to ask how reli­able elec­tion polls real­ly are. And some­times, the best poll­sters are not those fea­tured in the news, but are those found in high school classrooms.

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ASB 2019 Contest Winner in the Category “Access America”

By Pune Karimi


From left to right: Amer­i­can author Peter Worts­man, Pune Kari­mi, and ASB edi­tor, Dr. Sab­ri­na Völz. Pho­to cred­it: Hen­rike Kattoll

On behalf of the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog, we would like to extend our sin­cer­est con­grat­u­la­tions to Pune Kari­mi whose win­ning entry in the 2019 ASB con­test in the cat­e­go­ry “Access Amer­i­ca” can be read below. Although the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Blog does not usu­al­ly print polit­i­cal pieces, we felt that the win­ning blog voic­es a point of view large­ly absent from Amer­i­can pol­i­tics and media, and, there­fore, deserves to be heard. We hope it gives you some food for thought.


Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions 2020 – Still No Coun­try for Indige­nous People


“Repub­li­can Ele­phant & Demo­c­ra­t­ic Don­key – Icons” by DonkeyHotey

While Repub­li­cans have made it abun­dant­ly clear that they have lit­tle desire to improve the lives of peo­ple of col­or or mar­gin­al­ized groups, Democ­rats have often prid­ed them­selves on fight­ing for the dis­ad­van­taged. Still – hard­ly ever have the rights of Indige­nous peo­ple been a top­ic dur­ing the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, and it seems unlike­ly that this is going to change any time soon. At least that’s what it looked like dur­ing the first Demo­c­ra­t­ic debates.

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