Kremlin Says U.S. Election Unpredictability Could Have Negative Effect on Global Affairs

Uncertainty over the U.S. presidential election outcome could negatively affect global affairs, mostly the economy, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, as reported by TASS.

“Any uncertainty in the most powerful world economy in one of the largest countries has and could potentially have negative consequences for global affairs, first of all for global economy,” Peskov said. “Meanwhile, we will see how long this uncertainty period lasts and how strong this influence is,” he noted.

The spokesman declined to comment on the latest election developments due to lack of clarity. “The results of the U.S. election haven’t been announced yet and it’s impossible to make comments in the current situation,” he said. “We would rather take our time and wait for the situation to become clearer.”

Any comments by Russia on the U.S. election would be “like a red rag to a bull,” Dmitry Peskov added.

Neither would he make any comments regarding the fact that the U.S. had not accused Russia of meddling in the current presidential election so far. “Unfortunately, everything related to our country is like a red rag to a bull in the U.S., so let’s refrain from making comments right now. I think that the Americans should deal with their affairs on their own,” the spokesman said.

Nationwide, American citizens headed to the polls on November 3 to elect 435 representatives to the House, 35 senators out of 100 to the Senate, and the President and Vice President of the United States. The November race for the White House pits Democratic contender Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence of the Republican Party. In addition, voters decided on 13 U.S. state and territorial governorships, and numerous other local elections were held.

The winner of the presidential race is still not known. According to a forecast by Fox News, incumbent President Donald Trump has secured 214 electoral votes, while Democratic candidate Joe Biden received 264. To win the presidency, a candidate needs 270 out of 538 electoral votes.