While the polls are closing around the United States, the ABC has given some voters in downtown Washington DC the chance to experience Australian-style voting. ABC News Breakfast co-presenter Michael Rowland donned an apron with the slogan “BBQ Showdown July 4th” and with tongs in hand lured Americans in for a quick vox pop on how they voted.

Those interviewed were unanimous in two things — their votes for Hillary Clinton and their approval of a good sanga in bread.


Could this be the beginning of a shared cultural tradition? Perhaps more people will take to the polls in America if they’re lured by the smell of frying onions.

Peter Fray

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