Electoral Process

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The process from announcing your campaign to becoming president.

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  • Declaration of Intent
  • I'm running for president this year! Vote for me!
  • Primary and Caucus Elections
  • I'm ready to cast my vote for my party nominee!
  • Who's the best candidate?
  • National Convention
  • OMG
  • The nominee for the Republican party is Jefferson Dillon Carter III!
  • Jefferson Dillon Carter III has formally announced that he is running for the Republican Party in the presidential election.
  • The Popular Vote
  • This is a roomy voting booth...
  • Ballot Box
  • The citizens of the United States are either voting in a primary or in a caucus election to determine their party's nominee. In a primary, everyone goes to the polls to vote. In a caucus, party members debate who they want to nominate before they cast their votes.
  • The Electoral College
  • PRIMARY
  • Carter won the popular vote in Virginia. He gets all 13 electoral votes.
  • CAUCUS
  • The National Convention takes place in June. It's a big celebration where the party nominees are officially announced.
  • Inauguration Day
  • I swear to do this and that so I don't wreck the country.
  • In the popular vote, everyone goes to the polls on Election Day in November and votes for who he or she thinks should be the next president.
  • BALLOT Jefferson Dillon Carter III or Merriweather Pickleface
  • You have to win the Electoral College to win the election. This means you have to get at least 270 of the possible 538 electoral votes.
  • WE'RE VOTING REPUBLICAN???
  • Whoever wins the vote gets sworn into office and officially becomes president on January 20th the year following the election.
  • You are now officially President Carter for the next 4 years.
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