Here are some interesting facts about the US elections:
- Voting Age: The legal voting age in the United States is 18 years old.
- Electoral College: The President of the United States is not elected directly by the popular vote. Instead, the President is elected by the Electoral College, a group of 538 electors who cast their votes on behalf of the people of their respective states.
- Swing States: Certain states, known as “swing states,” are seen as particularly important in presidential elections because they have a history of voting for both Republicans and Democrats. Candidates often focus their campaigns and resources on these states in an effort to win over undecided voters.
- Voter Turnout: Voter turnout in the United States is relatively low compared to other democratic countries. In the 2020 election, for example, approximately 66% of eligible voters cast their ballots.
- Women’s Suffrage: Women in the United States were granted the right to vote in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.