What is the impact of “swing states” and Electoral College votes?

Americans will head to the polls on November 5, 2024, to decide the next president of the United States. The highly anticipated rematch between Democratic Party candidate and incumbent President Joe Biden, and former President and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump will be watched closely worldwide. In this special edition explainer, Professor Gordon Flake breaks down the impact of “swing states” on the result and explains how the US’ Electoral College system works.

*The footage in this series was recorded prior to the attempted assassination of Donald Trump on 13, July 2024.

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