The US Election: Looking in from the Outside

I’m writing this article on Election Day, November 3rd. By the time you read this, the United States may be well in the middle of the ballot-counting process. Perhaps, a winner may have been announced. But, in all likelihood, the mood of elation (or devastation) that often accompanies election day as it dwindles into election night could be pushed out …


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US Election Day

The US presidential election is coming closer each hour, with the recent polls being in favour of the Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden. However in 2016 the polls were overwhelmingly in favour of Clinton rather than Trump but due to the Electoral College, Trump had more votes. This election has also seen the mail in ballot voting method …


An Focal Presents its 2016 US Presidential Election Coverage

By Carrie Burns The first of three U.S. Presidential Debates started off with a bang Monday night, broadcasted from Hofstra University in New York. The 90 minute debate was separated into three 30-minute segments of specific topics- “Achieving Prosperity”, “Securing America”, and “America’s Direction”. The evening’s viewing was predicted to be one of the most-watched televised presidential debates in United …