'This is a privilege and a duty': how astronauts on the ISS vote for the President of the United States
American astronaut Keith Rubins is one of 91,6 million Americans (as of November 1) who voted for the president in the 2020 early elections, says "Voice of America".
“This is actually an honor for us. We also take it as a duty, ”she says. “It's a privilege, but I also think it's our civic duty. And so we are very lucky to be able to vote from space. ”
Rubins, a Texas resident, sent a newsletter to the clerk on October 22.
“We fill out the FPCA overseas voting form,” explains Rubins. “I don’t even know if I’m abroad technically - we are now far from the United States, depending on our orbit. We are sent an encrypted newsletter and we fill out the form. We send it back to our county clerk. And they are recording the vote. ”
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As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- The electoral system in the country is so complicated that even among Americans, not everyone understands it. ForumDaily put the whole process on the shelvesso that Russian-speaking US citizens can also make an informed choice and understand what is happening.
- We explain how the states of the United States are divided by political views: why some call it “red”, others “blue”, and still others call it “purple”.
- The presidential race in the United States begins long before the elections themselves and costs billions of dollars each time. For example, about $ 2016 billion was spent on a campaign in 6,5. What will change in 2020, how much will the elections cost - and who pays for all this, Read here.
- US citizens actively vote by mail and other early voting methods. For example, in Florida, almost 70% of the total number of those who came to the polls in 2016 have already used their right to vote. We tell why ballots may not be counted.
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