Im Vorfeld der US-Präsidentschaftswahlen sahen WahlforscherInnen Hillary Clinton im direkten Duell mit Donald Trump klar vorn, doch am Ende setzte sich der Kandidat der republikanischen Partei eindeutig durch. Wie kommt diese Abweichung zustande? Liegt es nur an der indirekten Wahl des Electoral College und dem gleichzeitigen „winner-takes-all-priciple“?
The victory of Donald Trump came as a shock to many people who could not believe that a rich businessman and part-time actor could become President of the United States. Yet, electing a celebrity and a man of business to even the highest political office is not unprecedented in the USA.
On November 8, a new (wo-)man in power will commence their reign in the USA. The portrayal of the candidates in the media is clear. But how do students in America feel about the upcoming announcement? The :bsz has contacted reporter Susanne Jaworski, who is studying for her Master’s degree in Boston at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and questioned students about Clinton and Trump. She will provide us with her very own impression as well.