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 his victory speech, President Barack Obama took up themes of immigration and the economy that helped win him a second term of office, declared his l... More In his victory speech, President Barack Obama took up themes of immigration and the economy that helped win him a second term of office, declared his love for his wife of 20 years, Michelle, and extended an olive branch to defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney. Duration: 01:42
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Do you think there will ever be another Nelson Mandela?
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- No, he was truly a unique man
- Yes, others can live up to his greatness
- There are many just as influential now
- Who is Nelson Mandela?