AMERICA VOTES 2020

The nuts and bolts of the US presidential election

Why Americans don't vote directly for their leaders and why results this year may be delayed

People grab signs to show support for US President Donald Trump as they watch his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, on Aug 27, 2020.
People grab signs to show support for US President Donald Trump as they watch his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, on Aug 27, 2020.PHOTO: AFP
People gather to listen to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a parking lot outside the Chase Center on Aug 20, 2020.
People gather to listen to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a parking lot outside the Chase Center on Aug 20, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

Americans go to the polls on Nov 3 to elect their president and vice-president for the next four years.

Their choice this year is between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence, and Democratic candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.

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