After the midterms: How Americans living abroad in Germany reacted to U.S. election results

Photo by Sylvia Cunningham


Late Tuesday night, as votes were being counted in the United States, it was already Wednesday in Germany, and some Americans who had cast absentee ballots were getting little sleep, glued to their phones or computers as early results rolled in.

We spoke with voters Wednesday morning at a Democrats Abroad Berlin event in Mitte, as well as with the Communications Director of Republicans Overseas Germany, based in Frankfurt, about news that Democrats had flipped the House as Republicans had strengthened control of the Senate.

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