To the outsider, there is nothing simple about elections and voting in the United States.

As Election 2020 heats up, Brian O'Donovan and Jackie Fox go back-to-basics and untangle the complicated US voting system web and examine how to get the keys to The Oval Office.

Rob Richie of FairVote, an American nonpartisan organisation that advocates for electoral reform, discusses why he is turning to Ireland for inspiration.

The Chair of Texas Young Republicans, Hayden Padgett also talks to 'States of Mind’ about why absentee ballot voting isn’t a partisan problem, protests against Covid-19 lockdowns and how he’s standing by Donald Trump even during some facepalm moments. 

Also, how attack ads are turning in tone to something deeper and darker than before.

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