The Fever of US Election …
In 2012, there are two major candidates running for President, they are the former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and curent President Barack Obama.
NAME: Willard Mitt Romney (Age: 65)
EDUCATION: Cranbrook School, Brigham Young University, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Former governor of Massachusetts.
NAME: Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. (Age 51)
EDUCATION: Punahou Academy, Occidental College, Columbia University, Harvard Law School
BEST KNOWN FOR: 44th & current president of the United States.
The job of President is a very important one. The President picks many of the people who help run the country including judges. He or she is in charge of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, represents the United States & decides how to work with other countries. The President suggests laws & signs laws and sometimes even rejects laws.
Each party holds a national convention to finalize the selection of one presidential nominee. At each convention, the presidential candidate chooses a running-mate (vice presidential candidate)
4The candidates try to get people to vote for them by giving speeches, shaking hands, giving interviews, and paying for ads on TV, radio, in newspapers, and on the internet.
4The candidates have debates where they answer questions about the issues that are important to the people in the country. The debates are shown on television and lots of people watch. The debates help voters decide who to vote for.
The presidential candidates campaign throughout the country in an attempt to win the support of the general population. People in every state across the country vote for one president and one vice president. When people cast their vote, they are actually voting for a group of people known as electors.
In the Electoral College system, each state gets a certain number of electors, based on each state's total number of representation in Congress. Each elector casts one electoral vote following the general election; there are a total of 538 electoral votes. The candidate that gets more than half (270) wins the election and becomes The President! On January 20, the President is sworn in, an oath in Washington, D.C.