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We asked Americans living in Catalonia for their thoughts on the election. Here’s what they said.

Overwhelmingly pro-Biden, some US migrants in Catalonia follow the counting with a mix of fear, rage, and hope

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04 November 2020 08:15 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

With the verdict of the United States presidential election still up in the air, many American migrants living in Catalonia are following the dramatic counting on Wednesday with a mix of fear, rage, and hope.

Among Catalan News followers, support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden —and perhaps most importantly, distrust for the incumbent president, Donald Trump— is overwhelming. Almost 30 people reached out after we invited US citizens residing in Catalonia to share their thoughts on this crucial election; not a single one said they voted for the Republican candidate.

"We are very concerned about the future of our country because we have seen the erosion of our democracy and the rise of fascism happening so quickly over the four years of Trump's presidency,” said Conie Remick, from California, living in Canet de Mar with her husband.

  • "America needs a break from division and politics, maybe a vermut would help"

    Joshua Barner · US citizen in Catalonia

"We did not vote for Trump, but we think he may win in a similar fashion to 2016. We hope mainly that the election will not be contested and a clear winner will emerge. America needs a break from division and politics, maybe a vermut would help," said Joshua Barner, from Florida, living with his wife in Barcelona.

"I'm 51 and voted for Biden, in Michigan, which is one of the states where the race is close. Michigan went for Trump in 2016 which was a big surprise (and shock to me personally). This year I had a heck of a time trying to get my ballot to the polling station, and I have voted from abroad for decades," said Adri Bruckner, living in La Garriga and who’s also a Hungarian citizen.

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  • US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden (Photos by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Brian Snyder)

  • US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden (Photos by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Brian Snyder)

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