I have a report on how President Elections work and I’m confused and I also wanted to know what embryonic stem cell research is too.

I feel bad for giving you the answer for your report, but as an American citizen, you need to know and understand how presidential elections work, so here goes.
First there is the selection process, where each party nominates a single candidate to endorse for the position of president. Each party and each state does this slightly differently, but it is typically through primary elections and caucuses on different dates depending on the state and the party. In the primary elections people vote for which candidate they think is best from each party, although typically you may only vote for one candidate total, not one from each party. In some states you must register your political affiliation and may only vote in that primary. Then, after all of the states have voted there is a convention held by the party where they officially announce which candidate they have selected to run for president and they start campaigning for the general election, which is held in November.
In the general election each State is worth a number of votes equal to the number of congressional seats that State holds. These are called electoral votes. When you vote, your votes are counted by your State, and whichever candidate gets the most votes in your State gets all of your states electoral votes. The exception to this rule is Maine and Nebraska, who assign their electoral seats proportionately to the percentage of the votes each candidate wins in their states. Whoever gets over half of the total electoral votes wins the presidency. If no candidate wins half of the electoral vote, (such as in an election with more than 2 parties) the US House of Representative picks the President and the US Senate picks the Vice President.

 

6 Responses to “How do president elections work? I have a report and I’m lost.?”

  1. dpolito121@verizon.net says:

    the precdent gets elected first by the people voating then next by the electoral colages witched are bacsed by the peoples voats
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  2. Dean C says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryonic_stem_cell

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_college

    This is from wikipedia. Don’t take it as gospel but it is a good jumping off point to get started
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  3. ladysosureone says:

    these r extremely important topics u need to research all of this and not find your answers from others on yahoo……
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  4. Lindajanice says:

    election..have a look and scroll down
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7118194.stm
    http://www.google.com
    search embryonic stem cell research
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  5. Steve S says:

    I feel bad for giving you the answer for your report, but as an American citizen, you need to know and understand how presidential elections work, so here goes.
    First there is the selection process, where each party nominates a single candidate to endorse for the position of president. Each party and each state does this slightly differently, but it is typically through primary elections and caucuses on different dates depending on the state and the party. In the primary elections people vote for which candidate they think is best from each party, although typically you may only vote for one candidate total, not one from each party. In some states you must register your political affiliation and may only vote in that primary. Then, after all of the states have voted there is a convention held by the party where they officially announce which candidate they have selected to run for president and they start campaigning for the general election, which is held in November.
    In the general election each State is worth a number of votes equal to the number of congressional seats that State holds. These are called electoral votes. When you vote, your votes are counted by your State, and whichever candidate gets the most votes in your State gets all of your states electoral votes. The exception to this rule is Maine and Nebraska, who assign their electoral seats proportionately to the percentage of the votes each candidate wins in their states. Whoever gets over half of the total electoral votes wins the presidency. If no candidate wins half of the electoral vote, (such as in an election with more than 2 parties) the US House of Representative picks the President and the US Senate picks the Vice President.
    References :

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