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Watch: Trump or Clinton? Here's how the President of United States gets elected


How does the world’s most powerful person get elected? What is the process? Who votes and who decides?

This video breaks down the electoral process and talks about the parameters on the basis of which the US President is elected — Popular Vote and Electoral College.

If you're wondering what the difference between those two parameters is, here's your answer:

As explained in the video, in Popular Vote, if there are 100 voters in a state, the candidate who wins 51 votes gets the state, whereas, the Electoral College is a tad bit different.

Electoral College comprises of 538 lawmakers across the states of the USA, excluding the states of Maine and Nebraska. California, with the biggest population has the largest number of Electoral College votes, followed by Texas and New York.

8 November is the date, the entire world is eagerly waiting for. To see who takes charge of the world superpower and becomes the next President of the United States of America.

Before witnessing the world's biggest elections, let's dig into this guide to the US presidential election.

First Published On : Oct 15, 2016 15:53 IST

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