Reply to post: Re: Evidence it was the Russians what dunnit

Prez Obama expels 35 Russian spies over election meddling

Bob Rocket

Re: Evidence it was the Russians what dunnit

thegroucho,

the US system is not based on the overall popular vote it is based on elector constituences, Trump won more constituencies than Clinton so he gets to be President.

This is similar to the UK where the electorate vote for MPs and MPs decide on the PM.

The issue is that the US election was on Nov 9th but the outgoing President doesn't hand over power until Jan 20th. In the UK, the Government is dissolved before the election and a new Government constituted as soon as is practicable afterwards.

President Obama is just working out his notice (by holidaying in Hawaii) he should not have the levers of power, these should fall back to the Senate/Governors until the new President is sworn in.

(in order to stop a petulant outgoer trashing the place before they go).

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