Tuesday 6 December 2016

For all the hoopla, US election result won't change much

Published 13/08/2015 | 02:30

Having to endure Donald Trump in the US presidential race is going to make the circus even harder to take this year.
Having to endure Donald Trump in the US presidential race is going to make the circus even harder to take this year.

It has started even earlier than usual. Even though the vote will not take place until the end of next year, huge attention is already being paid to the 2016 US presidential election.

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Over the next 15 months, many people will become experts on the primary votes in individual states, which decide the candidates of the two leading parties, and on the voting college system, which decides who ultimately wins the White House. Column inches stretching to the moon and back will cover the backgrounds of the runners and riders in the race.

Having to endure the egomaniacal Donald Trump - America's answer to the great narcissist of European politics, Yannis Varoufakis - makes the circus even harder to take this time around.

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