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The rest of the world is nervously watching our midterm elections

People from other countries are here to remind Americans that their votes can make a difference for everyone.

"I voted" stickers are viewed during the mid-term elections beside the beach at the Venice Beach Lifeguard station in California on November 6, 2018. CREDIT: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images.
"I voted" stickers are viewed during the mid-term elections beside the beach at the Venice Beach Lifeguard station in California on November 6, 2018. CREDIT: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images.

While voting rights advocates, and, certainly, political parties are doing all they can to get the vote out in today’s midterm elections, the rest of the world would also like to remind Americans that the people vote into office can have global impacts.

From Canada to Australia, folks are taking to Twitter to encourage Americans to exercise their right to vote.

Canadians, who have been dealing with President Donald Trump’s tariffs, are keeping an eye on the happenings south of their border:

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Some Canadians are having a bit of fun (amid all the worry):

Our neighbors to the South also had something to say (the balloon below says “fear”):

The English, going through their own Brexit nightmare, are also nervously eyeing our midterms from across the pond:

The Spanish-tweeting man (based in England) linked the midterms to the U.S.-backed role Saudi Arabia is playing in Yemen’s civil war:

Some are just scared of the choices Americans might make. Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss showed little faith in our system here:

Australians seem especially worried that we might, um, drop the ball:

Some Iranians marveled at historically low voter turnouts:

Translation: Only 40% turnout in midterm elections! They might not have any reforms in the works, but they sure have racket going.

If you are among the people stressing out about how these midterms will turn out, this Iranian tweeter feels your pain:

Translation: I think I’m more stressed out about these midterm elections than Americans themselves.

In Europe, there was concern that the United States is going in the wrong direction.

A diversity advocate from Catania, in southern Italy (near ports where many ships carrying migrants and refugees land), hoped for the best:

From Spain, a message with a sense of urgency:

Here’s an architect from Denmark retweeting a message to Americans from Germany, issuing what appears to be a stark warning on the dangers of authoritarianism under the rather pointed #beentheredonethat hashtag:

A progressive tweeter from Germany hopes to encourage Democratic voters:

Others, such as a former Irish diplomat, resorted to prayer:

Even Russian operatives — we can’t figure out what else to call this tweeter — seem nervous:

Make of that what you will.