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India is currently holding the biggest (and longest) election in human history! Roughly 800,000 people are able to vote in the country. Why is nobody talking about this in the US? John Oliver brought it to my attention on the debut of his new HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'. The show is almost a carbon copy of 'The Daily Show', although they can cuss more freely, there are no commercial interruptions, and the interview at the end of the show is pre-recorded. Otherwise, its very similar, but also very good.
Anyways, India's general election started April 7th and ends May 12th. As John Oliver points out, the two likely candidates to win have very compelling back stories, are very different, and the outcome of this election will undoubtedly have a direct impact on the U.S. in a multitude of ways. Shouldn't we care more? Here's a clip from the show, he does a very good job of bringing you up to speed on the candidates and the election: