In the new TSF analysis and debate space – supported by FLAD – of the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, journalist Ricardo Alexandre interviews the president of the American Club of Lisbon, Patrick Siegler-Lathrop, who recently published a book on the American electoral system called “Rendez-Vous with America”.

It is a complex process, difficult to understand for those outside of it, but whose specificities have made it even more decisive when choosing the President of the United States in 2016.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton had more votes than Donald Trump, but lost in the electoral college and was even not elected. This year, this may reveal crucial once again.

“The election will be decided by a small number of voters in a small number of states,” explained the president of the American Club of Lisbon in this program.

Listen to the explanation and learn what makes the American electoral system so different, what is at stake in the November 3 elections and who can decide this election.

If you want to listen to this episode, you can do so on the TSF website (here) or search for ‘America Vinte Vinte’ wherever you usually listen to your podcasts.

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