Sunday, August 20, 2017

U.S. consulate in Yekaterinburg hosts election party

During election events in the United States, members of the U.S. consulate in Yekaterinburg hosted a recreation of an election party for more than 150 students, politicians and diplomats.

The event was held at a T.G.I. Friday's in Yekaterinburg.

The November 7 event included a Navy woodwind band playing American patriotic tunes while the consulate and their guests watched live updates from the U.S. presidential election. The U.S. consul general explained how the U.S. electoral system works and the attendees cast their own mock ballots for the presidential election.

At 11 a.m., the results of the U.S. election and the mock were announced, with Barack Obama earning 80 percent of the Russian voters' support. Some of the Russian voters decided to write in candidates who did not appear on the U.S. ballots, most popularly, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.