Around the world, elections are being determined by narrower and narrower margins; your vote matters! Editor’s note: mentions of police brutality and gun violence.

Happening in the World: Brazil’s run off-election ended in a victory for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a member of the left-wing Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT/Worker’s Party) and former president of the country in the early 2000s. The victory was decided by a margin of just 1.8 percentage points. Many world leaders have come out in support of Lula, including US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Control of the US Senate appears incredibly volatile, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College in the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. It appears that while many voters wish are in support of a Republican-controlled Senate, the Republican candidate in their state is less preferable than the Democratic candidate. (NY Times)

Happening in NYC: 2022 gubernatorial candidate and current Republican Representative Lee Zeldin has recently come under scrutiny for, among many other aspects of his campaign, an advertisement that features footage of Saheed Vassell, minutes before he was shot and killed by the NYPD in 2018. Vassell’s family has been taking action since the ad aired in September, recently hiring lawyers to impel Zeldin to remove the ad and publicly apologize for the further damages caused by using the footage. (Gothamist)

Happening in our Community: From November 1 to 10, the Maison Française will be hosting a series of films and panels, along with an exhibition, entitled “Thinking Algeria at 60: Images from a Revolution”. The event series will center around photographs by Mohamed Kouaci from the Algerian War that have never previously been displayed outside of Algeria. The photography exhibit opens tomorrow at 5 pm and is free to the public.

Senate podium via Wikimedia Commons