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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In light of the trouble in Ukraine, should Canada have boycotted the Paralympic Games in Sochi?
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- Yes, it's not right to celebrate in Russia as that country is being singled out over the Ukraine
- 69 %No, athletes and Olympics have nothing to do with politics
- Who cares?