Elections in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada are more straightforward than those conducted in the USA. Here, the winner of the popular vote in each electorate wins the seat. The leader of the winning party becomes the Prime Minister.
American elections, on the other hand, are more complex and remain somewhat baffling to many of us.
I found this page to be full of clear, concise explanations for all those who, like me, are still wondering exactly how American elections work.
The key contests, Electoral College and battleground states explained ahead of Tuesday’s vote in the United States.
— Read on www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/2/infographic-all-you-need-to-about-us-elections
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There’s something else about the creation of the Electoral College (EC). It was established as it was because of slavery – and also the reason that black men were counted as 3/5ths of a person so slaveholding states could use the count of them for more EC electors. It is literally an institutionalized remnant of the slave era.
Ugh. How awful.
Yep. Institutionalized voter suppression.