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Entrenched political affiliations in U.S. mean small proportion will be swayed by either side

By Gar Pardy      

Some see both parties solidifying around the 45 per cent mark, with a plus or minus five points as being the float that can be influenced by the candidates and their campaigns.

No matter how hard Hillary Clinton works to win over voters in the coming months, the vast majority of Americans are already predetermined to vote Democrat or Republican, writes Gar Pardy. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

OTTAWA—The months of electoral foreplay in the United States are mercifully over. Now the conclusive work begins of deciding who will be on top for the next four years. Largely overlooked during the yearlong winnowing of candidates is the complicated and indirect process through which a president is elected. On Nov 8, the odds are there will be a definite conclusion, but history demonstrates it is not a certainty. Even the Italians have a more straightforward and even

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