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  • NEWS

    The Electoral College: More than you want to know

    Published on 09/11/2016

    » US presidents are technically elected by the Electoral College, a unique system which stresses that voting in the United States is not a national event, but is done on a state-by-state basis. This article from <i>The New York Times</i> explains the system.

  • NEWS

    US Election Night: Electoral college count

    AFP, Published on 09/11/2016

    » WASHINGTON - As of roughly 0530 GMT Wednesday, Republican Donald Trump had earned 245 of the 270 electoral college votes he needs to secure the US presidency, according to network projections.

  • NEWS

    Electoral College confirms White House win for Trump: US media

    AFP, Published on 20/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - America's Electoral College Monday confirmed as expected Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a last-ditch bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican's path to the White House.

  • NEWS

    US Election Night: Electoral college count

    AFP, Published on 09/11/2016

    » WASHINGTON - The following is a running tally of states claimed by presidential hopefuls Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday in their race for the White House, according to network projections.

  • NEWS

    US Election Night: Electoral college count

    AFP, Published on 09/11/2016

    » WASHINGTON - The following is a running tally of states claimed by presidential hopefuls Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday in their race for the White House, according to network projections.

  • OPINION

    Bring in the boffins

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/04/2019

    » I believe the controversial problem of allocating party-list members of the House of Representatives according to Section 91 of the constitution requires the attention of professional mathematicians.

  • OPINION

    Playing the ‘racist’ card

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Re: "Refugees enrich the country", (PostBag, July 29).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Revolutionary's road

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 02/04/2019

    » Poet, novelist, piano player. And that was before Gil Scott-Heron had reached 20. He wrote and recorded his best known song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, in 1971, and from then on produced a unique and polemical body of prose, poetry and music that led him to be dubbed the "Father of Political Rap", the originator of "nu soul" and many more titles. He preferred being called a "bluesologist".

  • OPINION

    Stress, distress led voters to Trump

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 15/11/2016

    » Perhaps the most troubling aspect of a Donald Trump presidency is not the man's big-headed, pig-headed penchant for self-promotion, but the shock wave of hate he has awakened. Americans are stressed and politically distressed, expressing anger in vulgar, bipolar ways.

  • LIFESTYLE

    More equal than most

    Life, Published on 04/01/2016

    » Over the past decade of Thailand's political turmoil, the colour-coded camps contesting power have offered starkly different visions of the kind of country they would like Thailand to be. Different perceptions of inequality in Thailand are at the heart of the polarisation.

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