United States of America:
United States of America Election today…..
The race to succeed Barack Obama as president of the United States is in its final stages.
The three broadcast debates are out of the way, and they did not go well for Donald Trump.
Now all he and Hillary Clinton can do is travel the country, talking to as many people as they can until Election Day.
The polls have not been particularly close but they have been edging closer for the past few days.
But when is the US election and how does it work? Here’s everything you need to know.
Who are the Parties?
1. The Democratic Party
The Democrats are America’s center-left party. They tend to be in favor of using taxation to pay for bigger government projects and welfare.
Their party platform is pro-gun control, pro-universal healthcare and pro-choice.
The Democrats tend to win more in the North, particularly on the coasts, and in big cities.
2. The Republican Party
Also known as the GOP or Grand Old Party, the Republicans are America’s right-wing party. As a party, they tend to be anti-immigration, anti-gun control, anti-universal healthcare and anti-abortion. They are in favor of individual liberty and small government.
Republican candidates usually win more votes in southern and rural states.
A similar number will vote for Mrs. Clinton, seeing her as highly experienced, safe and a defender of liberal values.
A large number of Americans say, however that they are disgusted by the tone of the action. It was the year reality TV captured politics and turned debate vulgar and coarse.
Ultimately she stands for safety, for liberal values, for experience. But to make that case she has been heavily dependent on Barack and Michelle Obama fighting not just for her, but for their own legacy.
Mr Trump presents himself as a strong man who will shake up politics-as-usual but who threatens to tear up trade deals and undo parts of the post-World War Two architecture that underpins global order.
Travelling through Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, amidst the stunning colors of the fall, you still find the warmth and liberality of Americans, distracted by the harsh intensity of the political battle that spiral around them.
Election issues here are broken. Congress barely works. The voices of the men and ladies who put stock in bi-partisanship and collegiality are time after time missing.
Like with Brexit there is a rebel against the foundation which can’t be overlooked: the disparity; the pace of social change that rattles character; the apparent frailty of people with great influence notwithstanding globalization; the vanishing of the known world.
What’s more, rising up out of this vacuum is post-truth governmental issues where actualities are few and tricks and myths prosper. More than 300 financial experts have marked a letter blaming Mr Trump for selling “paranoid fears over calm evaluations”. However, we live in a time where specialists are rejected and doubted.
When the voting is done on Tuesday, it may not be over. The divisions won’t mend rapidly.
A fourth of Trump supporters say they won’t acknowledge a Clinton triumph. What’s more, if that is the outcome, in what manner can Mr Trump surrender and offer Mrs Clinton congrats when he has tested her entitlement to stand?
Effectively senior Republicans have guaranteed to keep examining Mrs Clinton regardless of the possibility that she is chosen president.
This is a significant minute for America. It confronts an unenviable decision: choosing a lady who is generally abhorred or picking a pioneer who has never held open office and who numerous views as perilously uninformed.
Tuesday 8 November will be a historic moment for America.