Biden: US 'democracy at risk', crossroads ahead
US President Joe Biden says that American democracy is at a turning point and calls on supporters to defend it in the midterm elections
US President Joe Biden called on supporters to defend the nation's democracy, which he said is at risk, a day before Americans head to the polls to vote in midterm elections.
During a campaign rally on Monday, US President Joe Biden says that the US democracy is at risk and at an "inflection point", urging supporters to protect it as voters get ready to cast their votes in the midterm elections taking place on Tuesday.
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The US President was campaigning for Democratic candidates for governor Wes Moore and Sen. Chris Van Hollen in the state of Maryland.
"We know in our bones that our democracy is at risk and we know that this is your moment to defend it," Biden stressed.
Addressing his supporters during the rally, Biden told them that they must remember that, "the power in America lies where it always does. In your hands, the hands of the people.”
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The US Midterm Elections on November 8 will significantly have a toll on the course of the country as well as the identity of the 2024-elected president and party in charge of the White House.
The elections come at a time when the schism between Democrats and Republicans is widening even further, while the balance of power in both the House and the Senate is up for grabs, with analysts forecasting that Republicans will claim control of the House and the Senate will be contested between both parties.
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The elections will also determine who will be in charge of the state legislatures, governorships, and Congress.
Republicans have vowed, if they take over one or both houses of Congress, to investigate the Biden administration and have Biden or other key members of his team impeached.
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