US Election: What is at stake and whose votes count?
- 2 november 2020
- Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
- Bron: DW News
The American people vote for a president this year. What is at stake and whose votes count in the US election? Let’s find out more!
Watch the video and answer the questions.
- What are the main topics of discussion in the second presidential debate? How do the two presidential candidates differ in opinion?
- Which statements did Joscha Weber, DW Head of Fact-Checking, check and what are his conclusions?
- How does the second debate differ from the first presidential debate?
- What is the influence of this debate on the election? Why?
- Whose votes really count?
- Why is the US electoral system accused of being undemocratic?
Do you want to know more about this topic? Read the article and answer the questions.
- According to the panellists, what are the current issues in America that are at stake in the 2020 US election?
- What are the major differences between Trump and Biden’s performances in the second presidential debate according to the panellists?
- What is the influence of this debate on the election according to the panellists?
Discuss in groups of three:
- Compare the Dutch and the US electoral system. Which system is more democratic in your opinion and why?
- Is fact-checking also important in the Dutch election and who should do this?
- What are the major differences between the Republican and Democratic political views?
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