Nations Long Targeted by US Chide Trump’s Claims of Fraud

By Christine Armario and Cara Anna

If political leaders try to skew election results, that provides a different example for countries in Latin America, said AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth to AP.

Demands to stop the vote count. Baseless accusations of fraud. Claims that the opposition is trying to “steal” the election.

Across the world, many were scratching their heads Friday — especially in countries that have long been advised by Washington on how to run elections — wondering if those assertions could truly be coming from the president of the United States, the nation considered one of the world’s most emblematic democracies…

“If we resort to violence or loud demonstrations or political leaders trying to do their best to skew the results before it’s finalized, that will provide a different example for countries in Latin America,” said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas, a New York-based organization promoting business in the region…

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