There’s been a lot of talk about the US election recently, and with January looming, it seems one of the biggest nations will have a new leader before they know it.
However, with copious amounts of information making the rounds though social media and news platforms it can be difficult to keep up with what’s actually happening on the other side of the world.
Here are three facts about the US election 2016 to keep you in the loop.
- Who’s really running?
Ok, so you know the names Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump because of all the publicity they’ve been getting over the last few months, but who are they behind all the smoke and mirrors?
– Donald Trump – Official Republican party candidate
Known as both an American businessman and a television producer, Trump has decided to try his hand at politics running for President in this years US election campaign, despite having no previous political experience.
– Hillary Clinton – Official Democratic party candidate.
While married to her husband Bill Clinton, Hillary experienced political life first hand as the First Lady of the United States for eight years while her husband was President.
She has also been the US Secretary of State and is running in this election with the hopes of becoming America’s first female President.
- The Presidential Debates
After sitting and making a night out of watching each of the three debates, and with the final one coming to a close, it has become clear that nothing is out of bounds when it comes to winning votes.
Throughout the debates we heard controversies and arguments going back and forth, occasionally sparking outroar with viewers not only in America but also all around the world.
With candidates focusing on outdoing each other, some of the arguments and promises being made were questioned as well as the candidates themselves.
Now that the entertainment of the debates has come to an end, it is up to the voters to distinguish whom they see as their future leader.
- The final countdown
With the election date almost here, Trump and Clinton are in final efforts to win votes in the lead up to November 8th. They will continue to convince voters that they have what it takes to be the next President of the United States.
Currently, Clinton leads the voting in most of the major polls and experts are expecting a democratic victory when the results are in.
However, with over two weeks to go, anything is possible at this point in the campaign with polls constantly moving and changing everyday.
Over the past 16 months the presidential election has provided us with controversy, scandals and comedy. With it all coming to a close, I’ll leave it up to you to decide on what the final outcome should be.