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# electoral-college - Monday 19 December, 2016

It's official: Donald Trump surpasses 270 votes to formally win US presidency

Today’s vote ensures that the billionaire will become America’s 45th president.

The Electoral College is set to officially elect Donald Trump today

Trump won a clear majority of those electors despite losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

# electoral-college - Sunday 18 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge SNL did a brilliant US election parody of *that* Love Actually scene Hillary Actually

SNL did a brilliant US election parody of *that* Love Actually scene

Say it’s carol singers…

# electoral-college - Monday 12 December, 2016

Clinton campaign presses for intelligence briefing on Russian hacking

Ten members of the Electoral College have called for a briefing before they officially vote in the next US President.

# electoral-college - Friday 11 November, 2016

Is it time the US Electoral College voting system was done away with?

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the election. But ending the Electoral College would mean altering the US Constitution – no easy task.

# electoral-college - Sunday 6 November, 2016

How to win the US election? Here is the maths you need to know

Florida, Florida, Florida…

# electoral-college - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Opinion: 'I all but guaranteed a win for Hillary but then we had a political earthquake...'

At this extremely late stage, there are a lot of unknowns, writes Larry Donnelly.

# electoral-college - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Citizens in the US don't actually elect the president - it's more complicated than that

The Founding Fathers of the US were apprehensive about the power of the unchecked popular vote.

# electoral-college - Saturday 23 July, 2016

'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'

Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.

# electoral-college - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

# electoral-college - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Donald Trump on Obama's win: "A total sham and a travesty"

Someone’s not happy.

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

# electoral-college - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Here's what you need to know if you're watching the US election tonight US 2012 This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know if you're watching the US election tonight

If you’re staying up late tonight, here are the times to take note of, the poll closing times to watch and the swing states where the battle for the White House will come down to.

# electoral-college - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

# electoral-college - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained Explainer This post contains videos

Roe v Wade, Obamacare and Super PACs: US election terms explained

Blue State or Red State, No Child Left Behind and Grover Norquist. What do these terms mean and who are these people? explains…