Current Events 1 | What’s Happening with the Election??

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On the 1st episode of Current Events, Al updates you on the current status of the U.S. presidential election. As it stands, we still don’t know who the president will be although it is starting to look like Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump.

In this episode of Current Events, Al gives a brief background on how to look at politics in America from a wide perspective. Then, he talks about the mainstream media and how to select media source to get your news from. Finally, he goes over an article from VOANews.com and wraps up with his analysis. You can follow along with Al with the link to the article below.

Here are the key vocabulary:
the left
liberal
Democrat
the right
conservative
Republican
ideology
bias
safeguard
mainstream media
dispute
razor-thin
too close to call
recount
unsubstantiated
allegation
vote fraud
irregularity
Electoral College
popular vote
threshold
postmark
engineering
rig
litigation

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Mentioned in this episode:

Difference between Liberal and Conservative
Media Chart
VOANews article

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