Trump and Biden - head to the Midwest, another key battleground

Trump and Biden - head to the Midwest, another key battleground


The two candidates - President Donald Trump and Joe Biden - head to the Midwest, another key battleground. This comes after duelling rallies in Florida on Thursday, when they - again - highlighted their different approaches to tackling coronavirus.

    Trump said his rival wanted to lock people down, while Biden criticised the president's "superspreader" events.Some 84 million people have already voted ahead of election day on 3 November.

    The country is course for its highest electoral turnout rate in more than a century. Today this page will be exploring how the US voting system works

    Georgia politician tests positive after counter-Biden rally

    A Republican congressman in Georgia who held a pro-Trump rally on Tuesday while Joe Biden was visiting the state has tested positive for Covid-19.

    Representative Drew Ferguson said in a statement that he began to feel ill on Wednesday night and that, after consulting with his doctor, he decided to self-isolate at home.

    Governor Brian Kemp, who also co-hosted the rally, said on Friday that he too would be self-isolating after being exposed over the previous 48 hours to someone who had been infected. Kemp and his wife both tested negative on Friday, his office said in a statement.

    World reacts to long US voter queues: 'Sort it out!'

    You may think waiting 11 hours to vote would be the height of frustration, but not for one family in Georgia.

    "We made it, y'all," says Johnta Austin in one viral video filmed as they reach the front of the queue, describing the lengthy process as an "honour".

    There are similar stories across the US. But globally, people have been wondering why on earth it takes so long to cast a vote.

    A British man wrote: "Dear USA, I'm 58 and not once in my life have I had to queue to vote. Sort it out!"

    One man in India pointed out that his country handles more election ballots than any other democracy in the world, and no such long queues have been seen in previous elections.