United States presidential Elections

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When is the presidential election?
Elections for the presidency of the United States are held every 4 years. The election for the presidency of the United States is always on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. This year the election is on November 3. There are two major parties in US politics.

The Republican Party:
This the traditional ideological party in American politics and its candidate for the presidency this year is the current President, Donald Trump.

Who is the Former United States president of the Republican Party?
George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon all belonged to the Republican Party.

The progressive political party in America: Democratic Party
John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama were former US presidents of the Democratic Party. Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee for president this year. Joe Biden was Vice President for 8 years when Barack Obama was President of the United States.

How to become a winner of the presidency?
The candidate who gets the highest number of votes across the country is not the winner. That’s what happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Candidates for the presidency are more likely to get electoral college votes. Every state in the United States is given some ‘electoral college votes’ according to its population. There are a total of 538 such electoral votes across the United States.

The candidate who gets more than 270 electoral votes wins. That is, when an American voter votes for his or her favorite candidate, it is for the state level, not for the national competition. Electoral votes given to every state in the United States. The candidate who gets the highest number of votes from a state accumulates the electoral votes for that state in his account. All but two states in the United States have this rule. Where both candidates have a chance to win. These states are called ‘The Battleground States’. States where Church is fighting. Florida and Ohio are considered to be the two swing states. Because voters in these states are divided into both Republican and Democratic parties, these states are more likely to favor any candidate.

Who can vote and how?
If you are a U.S. citizen and over the age of 18, you are eligible to vote for the presidency. Poor or minority voters who do not have any identity card or driving license are often unable to vote due to these rules. Different states also have different rules for voting in prisons. Prisoners in most states are unable to vote while in prison. But after returning from prison, they regain their right to vote. Most people go to the polls on election day to cast their ballots. But in the last few years, most people go to the polls on election day to cast their ballots. But in the last few years, other alternative methods of voting have also come into existence. In the 2016 election, 21% of the total electorate used such alternative methods. Voters will elect new members of Congress through this election.

What is ‘Congress’? The group that writes and approves laws in the US government is called the ‘Congress’. It consists of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate Of these, the term of office of the House of Representatives or ‘House’ is 2 years. The term of office of the members of the Senate is 6 years. The senators are divided into 3 groups and one-third of the Senate seats are elected every two years. Elections will be held this year for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Elections for 33 Senate seats will also be held.

When does the winner take office?
The new president is sworn in on January 20 in a glittering ceremony. This is called the Inauguration. The ceremony takes place on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

Reference Used : 1.BBC News

2. Daily News Paper

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