Presidential elections are one of the major events in the United States of America. Every four years Americans go to the polls and cast their vote for the most powerful person in the whole of the United States.
The presidential election is mainly held as outlined in U.S. Constitution, but every state could have its own separate rules.The person who is selected as the candidate for the president will be selecting his/her own vice president. They both will be getting the same votes. That is one can only vote for a one party. Because of the system both the president and the vice president will be elected from the same party.
There are some factors to be eligible to be the president of United States such as the age and nationality. There was controversy over President Obama’s nationality and now again there is question about 2020 Democrat vice-president candidate Kamala Harris whose ancestry is Indian and Jamaican.
In any presidential election campaigning plays a major role and could decide more than 10% of the votes. Most of the time public campaigning is done by going around and meeting people. But the Internet has become a powerful tool and is a method of clearly and descriptively communicating the candidates ideas and view to the voters. For example, President Trump reaches the population directly using Twitter.
Debates organized by the TV networks are another strong way candidates get their message out. It was obvious in recent presidential elections people have had great interest in those debates and thus tend to vote for whoever does well in those. At the time of this writing it is unclear whether we will have any debates in the 2020 Presidential election because of the coronavirus scare.
The long-standing tradition of casting your vote at the ballot box is now also being challenged in the Covid-19 world. Democrats accuse Republicans of attempting the suppress the vote by insisting on keeping this tradition. What they want is the highly questionable and insecure mail-in ballot.
The start of the current United States presidential election system dates back to 1789 and the first president elected was George Washington. Registering a fairly comfortable win he became a very successful president as well. In 1792 he was able to save his post as the president of USA by winning the election for the second time. From 1804 however the election for the vice president was held. A separate electoral votes were conducted to select the vice president. This method was there until 1872 when it was decided that the candidate for president or his party should select the vice president. This did not make a huge difference to the election method but it ensured that both the president and his deputy will be from the same party.