Focus: the USA On 8 November 2016, the United States will elect its next president. Leading up to the event HSG experts will cover and comment on the current state of the American society, political issues and economic developments. Focus: The U.S. elections 2016 Vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court (15 April 2016) Daniel M. Häusermann discusses the strategic options of the Republicans in relation to the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. E Pluribus Unum: the American primary races (23 March 2016) Until the two presidential contenders are nominated at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in July, will trek from state to state, from Alabama to Wyoming, watched closely by voters and the media. An opinion piece by Claudia Franziska Brühwiler. Who is voting for Clinton, Trump & Co.? (17 March 2016) Campaign strategists for US presidential candidates want to know the voters well, so they can tailor their election campaigns to them. Facebook data about the candidates’ supporters open new perspectives on the candidates. An analysis by Daniel Boller and Prof. Andreas Herrmann. Will US Latinos decide the election? (29 February 2016) By now, nobody doubts the Latinos’ influence on the US presidential elections. Even in 2016, one cannot get into the White House without them. By Yvette Sánchez. Pimp my presidency (29 February 2016) To date the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has registered direct candidate contributions in excess of 430 million USD for the US Presidential election taking place on 8 November 2016 – an opinion piece by Dr. Scott Loren.