Democracy

How the U.S. Presidential Election Works

A Primer on the U.S. Presidential Election from Primaries to Election Day

As an increasing number of states delay primaries and adjust electoral procedures due to COVID-19, our newest animated video explains how U.S. elections typically work, as well as some of the issues that were endangering democracy in America even before the coronavirus pandemic.

Follow millennial voter Tess as she navigates the intricacies of the presidential primary, copes with election interference through misinformation, and realizes that her generation holds the key to a better future for American democracy.

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Emily Benson

Manager, Transatlantic Legislative Relations
Bertelsmann Foundation

emily.benson@bfna.org