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American Election Exceptionalism

By Chayenne Polimédio

Oct. 29, 2015

Chayenne Polimédio is from Brazil—and, after the third GOP debate, has this to say about exactly how insane this election cycle looks to for

American Election Exceptionalism

Chayenne Polimédio is from Brazil—and, after the third GOP debate, has this to say about exactly how insane this election cycle looks to for


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