The race for the White House

The magic 270! A seemingly mundane number but not so much during election night in the USA. At least 270 electoral votes are needed for Biden or Trump to make it into or stay in the White House. But what exactly is an electoral vote or the Electoral College? What are swing states and how can they potentially change the whole course of election night? What is meant by “winner takes it all?”

In a special edition of Zeitgeist, Joshua Bayless will take a closer look at the process of the US election and how it all works. As well as in any presidential campaign or radio show, music can’t be missing. Past and present campaign songs of US Presidents are strewn in between too.

Tune in on Campusradio Karlsruhe Tuesday at 20:00 CET

Photo: Joshua Bayless