How to read and understand this year’s presidential election

The 2018 election is shaping up to be the biggest ever for Americans and could be the most consequential in decades.

Here are five important things to know about the upcoming elections.1.

Trump has been in office since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.2.

Trump won the popular vote by about 2 million votes, which is about 1.5 percent of the overall vote.3.

The Electoral College system is being used this year to elect presidents.4.

The popular vote was a crucial factor in electing Trump.5.

The United States has had a president since George Washington in 1789.