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Thread #147991   Message #3433045
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
08-Nov-12 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Election of the US President
Subject: RE: BS: Election of the US President
There's a lot in common between the American and British system - both are set up in a way that ensures that there is no direct relation between the popular vote and the result, so that from time to time the winner nationally gets fewer votes than the loser, and that most people vote in contests where their vote doesn't really make any difference.