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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