From the creation of the colleges of electors at the birth of the Union to the more recent creation of 'super-delegates' in the Democratic Party and the expansion of the 'primaries', Dr Melkonian described how complex American democracy really is. When it came to the two candidates, he discussed their policies and the importance of listening to the questions asked by Mr Trump of America's economy and foreign policy stance, which are often lost in his presentation of them. With extended questions afterwards amidst campaign memorabilia going back to 1964, it really was a superb evening of rich ideas, for which we thank Dr Melkonian.
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