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US Ambassador Joseph Mondello casts his ballot in the Embassy’s mock voting exercise.

There was an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots from United States citizens residing in T&T during the US presidential elections.

The 333 mail-in ballots cast was an 800 per cent increase in voter participation from the 2016 election, as thousands of US. citizens reside in this country.

US Ambassador Joseph Mondello commended the sacred tradition of the peaceful transfer of power in a democracy.

“We’re very fortunate indeed to be living in the United States and to be able to get out every four years for the Presidency and cast our vote as to who we think is the right person to lead our nation. I think the United States does it right,” he said.

Mondello reflected on the tradition as he and other Embassy staff took part in a collegial mock election hosted by its Public Affairs Section, where staff submitted their ballots for the American fare of hotdogs and hamburgers—hamburgers won by a landslide receiving 80 per cent of the vote.