How do U.S. elections work?
On the surface, the system for electing U.S. presidents is fairly straightforward. Americans vote directly for the leader they want (rather than, as in some countries, voting for local representatives or parties in a parliament, who then elect their own leader). The American voters have only two major parties to choose from, so on Nov. 6 voters will be choosing either Barack Obama’s or Mitt Romney’s name on the ballot.
But of course it’s not quite that simple ...
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With several rescue teams dispatched in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, do you think it's time the search crews gave up?
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- Yes. There's no point in looking if they haven't found anything by now
- No. They've come so far, they may as well keep going
- I dont know