U.S. Presidential candidates make pitch to single women voters

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Single American women have the potential to be one of the most powerful voting groups in this year’s U.S. presidential election.

CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon reports.

U.S. Presidential nominees make pitch to single women voters

Single American women have the potential to be one of the most powerful voting groups in this year's U.S. presidential election. CCTV America's Shraysi Tandon reports.

In the last two campaigns for the White House, research suggests single women were key to Barack Obama’s success. Now, their swelling numbers could have profound implications for this year’s crop of candidates.

According to U.S. census figures, there are a lot more single, American women eligible to vote than single American men. Their voting power, and the issues they care about, could affect this presidential campaign more than any other.

But, polling indicate many single American women remain undecided. So winning the U.S. presidency in 2016 may come down to which candidate best addresses the issues that matter to them most-winning both their hearts, and their votes.


The role of women voters in the presidential contest

Women voters in the United States may get the chance to cast their ballots for a female candidate at the top of the ticket of a major party this year. Currently, there are female leaders in 63 of the 142 nations studied by the World Economic Forum. Could the U.S. become number 64?

A Pew study found a majority of Americans believe they’ll see a woman elected as President in their lifetime.

CCTV America’s Mike Walter reports.

The role of women voters in the presidential contest

Women voters in the United States may get the chance to cast their ballots for a female candidate at the top of the ticket of a major party this year. Currently, there are female leaders in 63 of the 142 nations studied by the World Economic Forum. Could the U.S. become number 64? A Pew study found a majority of Americans believe they'll see a woman elected as President in their lifetime. CCTV America's Mike Walter reports.


Donald Trump threatens to block all U.S. money transfers to Mexico

Republican U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump is taking aim once again at Mexico. Trump announced Tuesday if he wins the U.S. presidency and Mexico does not pay for a border wall, then he will block billions of dollars in money transfers to Mexico.

CCTV America’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

Donald Trump threatens to block all U.S. money transfers to Mexico

Republican U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump is taking aim once again at Mexico. Trump announced Tuesday if he wins the U.S. presidency and Mexico does not pay for a border wall, then he will block billions of dollars in money transfers to Mexico. CCTV America's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

Mexico’s Central Bank estimates that from February 2015 to February 2016, money transfers from the United States to Mexico amounted to nearly 25 billion U.S. dollars.

Nearly a million U.S. citizens living in Mexico receive part of that money. Billions of dollars in remittances are sent back home each year by Mexican migrants in the United States, many of them there legally.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump now threatens to block all U.S. money transfers to Mexico, if Mexico does not pay to build his proposed border wall.

U.S. President Barack Obama says Trump is playing politics.

Mexicans know in this U.S. presidential election, their country has been a favorite rhetorical target of Republican contenders, especially Donald Trump. But, now that he has gone for their economic jugular vein, they say he has gone too far.


Robert Moran on US elections

CCTV America’s Mike Walter interviewed Robert Moran, a partner at the Brunswick Group about the U.S. elections.

Robert Moran on US elections

CCTV America's Mike Walter interviewed Robert Moran, a partner at the Brunswick Group about the U.S. elections.