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Understanding the US Elections 2020

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US presidential election: How does it work?

Episode 1 / 02 Oct 2020

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Trump won the 2016 election even though Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes. Watch this video to understand how the US election process works and try and answer these questions.

QUESTIONS

1. How is the next US president elected in the presidential election?
a: by popular vote
b. by the electoral college
c. by each state

2. How many electoral votes do you need to become president?
a. 270 or more
b. none
c. all 538

3. How many times in the last five US elections has the president won despite getting fewer overall popular votes?
a. once
b. twice
c. five times

4. What does it mean ‘to rubber stamp’ the presidential candidate in the US presidential election?
a. to put a stamp on your postal vote envelope
b. to change your mind about who to vote for
c. to officially endorse the presidential candidate by voting for them without questioning your decision

ANSWERS

1. How is the next US president elected in the presidential election?
a. by popular vote
b. by the electoral college
c. by each state

2. How many electoral votes do you need to become president?
a. 270 or more
b. none
c. all 538

3. How many times in the last five US elections has the president won despite getting fewer overall popular votes?
a. once
b. twice
c. five times

4. What does it mean ‘to rubber stamp’ the presidential candidate in the US presidential election?
a. to put a stamp on your postal vote envelope
b. to change your mind about who to vote for
c. to officially endorse the presidential candidate by voting for them without questioning your decision

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