UNIT 3C: When do presidential elections occur?

When do presidential elections occur
Fixed term elections every four years even during war time with a peaceful transition of power.
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When was the first presidential election held?
1788
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What happens when a president dies in office - with examples.
Vice president takes over for the remainder of the term. John Kennedy was assassinated November 1963 and Lyndon Johnson took over for the remaining months of his term until the next presidential election in 1964
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Where in the constitution does it stipulate the fixed term for presidency?
Article II
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What does federal law say about the electoral process timings?
Election shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every fourth year. in practice this means between the 2-8 of November
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What are the first four stages of presidential elections? What are they for?
First four are for choosing a candidate: 1. Invisible primary, 2. Primaries and caucuses, 3. Choosing the vice presidential candidate, 4. National party conventions.
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What are the last three stages of presidntial elections? What are they for?
1. National Party Conventions, 5. General election campaign, 6. Election day, 7. The Electoral College
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Name the five functions of the invisible primary (AIMOI)
1. Announcement of candidacy, 2. Increasing name recognition, 3. Money Raising, 4. Organisation 5. Intra-Party TV debates
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When does the invisible primary occur?
Calendar year before the election
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What are the two functions of Primaries and Caucuses (PDfNPC)
1. Showing support for popular candidates, 2. Choosing delegates to attend National Party Conventions
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When do Primaries and Caucuses occur?
January - early June
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When does the presidential candidate announce his pick for vice president candidate?
Some days/weeks before the convention
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When did Hilary Clinton announce her running mate?
Hilary Clinton announced her pick for running mate Tim Kane on the 22nd of July three days before the Democratic National Convention that started on the 25nd of July
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What are the functions of National Party Conventions? (CAA)
1. Confirm presidential and vice-presidential candidates, 2. Approve party platform 3. Acceptance speech delivered by presidential candidate
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When do NPC occur?
August-early September (each lasts about 3-4 days) 2016 was early
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when were the National Party Conventions held in 2016?
In 2016, the Republican and Democratic conventions were held in late July before the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, instead of after the Olympics as in 2008 and 2012.
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What is the function of the general election campaign?
There is where the candidates in each party campaign for votes.
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When does the general election campaign begin?
Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
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What is the function of the Electoral College?
For Electors to vote in their state capitals and choose the president and vice president.
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When does the Electoral College occur?
Monday after the second Wednesday in December?
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Why were the national party conventions in 2016 held earlier than in 2008 and 2012?
One reason why the Republican Party scheduled its convention in July was to help avoid a longer, drawn-out primary battle (as in 2012). The Democrats then followed suit scheduling their convention the week after the Republicans' convention.
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