Duncan Campbell

The Guardian

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Senior correspondent at the Guardian

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Satellites, cable TV and other communications technologies have made America's presidential process more accessible than ever before.

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Satellites, cable TV and other communications technologies have made America's presidential process more accessible than ever before.

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