First step in the path to presidency is the NOMINATION. This is where citizens begin to be nominated at a chance of presidency. Typical nominees are governors of larger states, Protestants , and members of the Senate. Example: A protestant man is nominated for president due to his hard work and effort that he puts into his governing job.
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Second step in the path to presidency is the PRIMARY ELECTIONS AND CAUCUSES. These are intra-party elections held to pick the party’s candidates for the general election. Example: Democratic and Republican party citizens choose their parties nominees for the general election and select delegates to attend the conventions.
Third step in the path to presidency is the NATIONAL CONVENTION. This is when the two major parties hold meetings at which the delegates vote to pick their presidential and vice-presidential candidates. Example: Democratic party selected Hillary Clinton to run for president and Republican party selected Donald Trump to run for president.
1st major goal: naming the party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates
2nd major goal: bring the various factions and the leading personalities in the party together in one place for a common purpose
3rd major goal: adopt the party’s platform – its formal statement of basic principles, stands on major policy matters, and objectives for the campaign and beyond
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Fourth step in the path to presidency is CAMPAIGN. This is where the selected candidates for president and vice president go around to states and make speeches to influence the states to vote for them. Campaigning also requires the use of the mass media to make their campaign shine and hate on other parties running for president or vice president. Example: Popular slogans such as "Make America Great Again."
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Fifth step in the path to presidency is GENERAL ELECTION DAY. It takes place the Tuesday following first Monday in November every 4 years. Millions of voters go to the polls in all 50 States and the District of Columbia (this is called the popular vote) to select their candidate for presidency. President isn't chosen by the popular vote though, but rather through the electoral college members. Example: California will vote for a Democratic president due to it being a more liberal state.
Sixth step in the path to presidency is ELECTORAL COLLEGE. What this is is the popular vote of the people select their electors for their state. Number of electors per state varies based off of the population of the state. There are 538 electors total who vote for the final decision of presidency. Example: if the Democratic candidate wins the State’s popular vote, the Democratic candidate will receive the State’s electoral vote.