That time of year!

Like clockwork, it is that time again and we all recognize the significance of a Presidential Election. We as nation will cast our votes on November 3, 2020, for who we proceed to be utmost qualified as the next POTUS and vice POTUS (President of the United States).

On the Republican side of the house running for re-election is Donald Trump and Mike Pence as his Vice President nominee. For the Democratic Party, Joe Biden is running for President, along side his nominee Kamala Harris for Vice President.

Both Presidential candidates will make a stop in the pivotal Sunshine State, which we know all so well can make or break an election. So far over 61 million Americans have cast a ballot in 2020, far outstripping the 47 plus million that choose to in 2016. This points to record turnout for the 2020 presidential election with just five days to go until Election Day.

Votes are being cast early due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, via mail in balloting or in-person early voting where available. If you are unaware of how a candidate is elected let me fill you in on the details. The election for president of the United States happens every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

The election process begins with primary elections and caucuses. These are two methods that states use to select a potential presidential nominee. Nominee: the final candidate chosen by a party to represent them in an election.

In general, primaries use secret ballots for voting. Caucuses are local gatherings of voters who vote at the end of the meeting for a particular candidate. Then it moves to nominating conventions, during which political parties each select a nominee to unite behind.

During a political party convention, each presidential nominee also announces a vice presidential running mate. The candidates then campaign across the country to explain their views and plans to voters. They may also participate in debates with candidates from other parties.

During the general election,

General Election: a final election for a political office with a limited list of candidates. Americans go to their polling place to cast their vote for president. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote—does not determine the winner. Instead, presidential elections use the Electoral College.

To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes. In the event no candidate receives a majority, the House of Representatives chooses the president and the Senate chooses the vice president.

That’s all for now vote smartly!

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