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US Electoral College vs. “Popular Vote” | UK Schools Accused of Islamophobia

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Is the US voting system broken? Could the loser be the candidate with the most votes? And, UK Schools have been accused of unfairly discriminating against Muslim children.

After two years, and the most bitter Presidential race in living memory, the United States goes to the polls today to pick their 45th President. But as the world waits to know whether it's Clinton or Trump, we take a look at the US's complex voting system, which is perfectly capable of seeing the popular choice LOSE… We speak to Drew Penrose, legal director at Fair Vote. 

A written assignment at a London primary school angered parents after asking pupils to answer questions about ISIS and Iraq. The project was handed to a class of 10-year-olds at the school. It follows a series of other complaints in the UK that young Muslim children are being unfairly targeted as part of the government’s counter-extremism program. We speak to Roshan Salih, editor of 5Pillars.

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