US Ambassador Mondello on elections: the US does it right

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    Ambassador Joseph Mondello casts his ballot in the Embassy’s mock voting exercise.

    333 mail-in ballots were cast by US citizens living right here in T&T, for the U.S. Presidential Election.

    Although the majority of Americans are heading to the polls today, tens of thousands voted early, including a number of persons living abroad.

    Overall, the Embassy says it saw an 800% increase in voter participation from the 2016 election, as thousands of U.S. citizens reside in the twin isles.

    U.S. Ambassador to T&T, Joseph Mondello also commended the electoral process saying: “We’re very fortunate indeed to be living in the United States, and to be able to get out every four years for the Presidency and cast our vote as to who we think is the right person to lead our nation. I think the United States does it right.”

    The Embassy marked the occasion with a mock-election, a tradition hosted by its Public Affairs Section.

    It saw staff submitting their ballots for the American fare of hotdogs and hamburgers.

    According to the Embassy, hamburgers won by a landslide receiving 80% of the vote.