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Live in the USA - November 4 Edition

  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The 2016 U.S. presidential elections show a radically divided country. Whoever wins will have a chance to recast domestic policy and foreign relations.

  • Facts

    Facts

    • Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton faces off against Republican Donald Trump in the 2016. U.S. presidential election set for November 8.
    • To win the election, a candidate will have to win 270 electoral college votes, based on the results across 50 U.S. states.
    • Opinion polls show the gap has narrowed between the two candidates in the final days, though Hillary Clinton maintains a lead over her opponent.
  • Audio

    Audio

10:55 A.M. in Washington, DC, 4:55 P.M. in Berlin

Is the Libertarian VP Stumping for Clinton?

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, the vice presidential candidate on the Libertarian ticket, is supposed to be running against Hillary Clinton.

But Mr. Weld had surprisingly kind words for Ms. Clinton in an interview with CNN. He said the Democratic candidate has received a “raw deal” from the FBI and her political opponents.

Though Mr. Weld criticized what he called the “two party monopoly,” he said there’s a difference between Donald Trump and Ms. Clinton.

“I do see a big difference between the two other candidates, Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton,” Mr. Weld said. “I think that Mr. Trump, with all deference, is totally unfit to be president of the United States.”

Mr. Weld is the running mate of former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. The Libertarians are currently receiving up to 6 percent in several polls while Green Party candidate Jill Stein receives up to 2 percent.

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