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EXPLAINER | Why US citizens are voting for more than a president on Tuesday

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When citizens of the United States (US) head to the polls on 3 November in the country’s presidential elections, they will also be voting for candidates in the Senate and House of Representatives races.

Voters will also be voting for representatives and leaders in the various states, which are similar to provinces in South Africa, and on the local level. 

Republican President Donald Trump will take on former Vice-President Joe Biden from the Democratic party for the US presidency on Tuesday. 

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