The ultimate guide to the 2020 US presidential race

Published by Mohamed El Aaboudi
Date publication Monday, 12 October 2020 17:00

The election process

Nearly 139 million people voted in the 2016 presidential election - a turnout of 55.5%.

Each state is allocated a set number of electors, who make up what is known as the US electoral college.

Rather than voting directly for a president, voters are allocated electors from the electoral college, depending on the number of votes for each candidate.

In most states, if voters choose one party over another, electors back that party's candidate.

The candidate that gets the support of at least 270 electors wins...

Source: SkyNews