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Your shortcut to the US Presidential Election

Heard a rumour there are elections in the US on 3 November? You'll be good to go with our 4-part series on the things that will be talked about on polling day.

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We take a look at how America voted, how the House and the Senate vote played out, and what happens now in the lead up to Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January.

Listen time: 12 minutes, with a written version as well.

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US Elections: Navigating Election Day

We take a look at the important numbers, how demographics play a part, what the key battleground states are, when you can expect a results and finally, what’s being predicted.

Listen time: 14 minutes, with a written version as well.

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US Elections: The Policy Debate

If you've been tuning into to news about the US election it would be easy to think the race to the White House is only about character. So in Part Three of our four-part Squiz Shortcuts series in the lead up to 3 November, we take a step back from the personality contest, and look at the what each candidate will bring to to the table on policy issues including foreign affairs, climate change, immigration, racial injustice and of course, the coronavirus.

Listen time: 9 minutes, with a written version as well.

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US Elections: The Presidential Race

In the second episode of our four-part Shortcuts series in the lead up to the US election we tackle the Presidential Race – so we’re talking the electoral college system and how a the President actually wins the election.

Listen time: 9 minutes, with a written version as well.

US Election specials (6)

US Elections: The Congressional Races

The presidential race isn’t the only race being run on Nov 3. Here we take a look at the US Senate and the House of Representatives elections and what implications these elections have for governing in the US.

Listen time: 10 minutes, with a written version as well.

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And there's plenty more to get across...

Squiz Shortcuts – Mail-in Voting in the US Election

August 27, 2020

We take a look at how US elections work, what mail-in voting is, and the issues surrounding it.

Squiz Shortcuts – The US Elections: The US Vice Presidential Race

August 20, 2020

We take a look at the role of the Vice President of America, and learn a bit more about the current veep, Mike Pence, and the potential veep, Kamala Harris.

Squiz Shortcuts – Donald Trump

July 2, 2020

Donald Trump is probably the most talked about person on the planet…

Squiz Shortcuts – Joe Biden

June 25, 2020

He’s the Democratic candidate running against Donald Trump in November’s presidential election. A former vice president, Biden’s been around American politics a long time.

Squiz Shortcuts – The US Elections: Overview

March 3, 2020

Who can become US President , how the parties elect their candidates, the all-important numbers; and what to watch out for in the 2020 election.

Squiz Shortcuts – Impeachment

December 18, 2019

The word on everyone’s lips…

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