How the US Presidential Election works

How the US Presidential Election works

If you’ve been keeping up with American politics anytime between March 2015 and now, you’d probably know that the country is facing a presidential election right now.

For non-Americans (like me), this tends to cause quite a bit of head scratching. The question is, of course, how on earth do the Americans manage to make their election last two years? (FYI: It started in March 2015, but they go to vote November 8, 2016.) Compare this to another current election: Australia’s. They are currently in the midst of one their longest election campaigns, running a total of 56 days long (i.e. 1.5 months). That’s a blink of an eye compared to the American presidential election.

Anyway, like many non-Americans, the entire system confused me to no end. However, I didn’t really care about it. Until now, that is. Now that there’s actually a lot at stake. (AKA Trump.)

So I decided to learn what I could about it. And then I decided to make a video about it. You can watch it here. I hope you find it helpful.

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