Dec 24, 2009, 12:46 PM
Americans have started to vote since October 18 this year what they called early elections.
electoral system in
Before the presidential election, the political parties have their primaries to choose their presidential candidate.
peculiar about the
The candidates that has more vote takes all electoral vote and to be president you needto win 270 from the 538 Electoral votes not a majority of popular vote that the candidate is elected president.
More than 100 million voters are likely to cast ballots in nation wide in US elections November 4.But only 538men and women will elect the next president of the United Sates, and those elections will take in the 50 states capitals and in Washington December 15, the e journal USAof the Sate Department reports
indirect election system, called the Electoral College and devised in 1787 by
the framers of the
The presidential electors nearly always vote the same way in December as the voters in their states did in November. The Electoral Collegewinner has nearly captured the most popular vote's nation wide. But because all but two states have winner take all rules, occasionally the Electoral College winner trails an other candidate in nationwide popular votes as happened in 2000.
Political reporter David Mark describes the strategic game that flows from the Electoral College system.
candidates pay less attention to reliably Democratic and Republican states in
the campaign. Instead they focuses their attention and scare resources on a
relatively small number of narrowly divided states.
A lot of Americans want to change the election of the president to direct popular vote, but no such change is imminent. Amending the constitution requires enormous political will, only 27 amendments have passed in more than 22o years. And such change facesresistance from small states, which have disportionate representation in the Electoral College, from supporters of a two party system, and from supporters of a federal system of government.
What ever its merits, the Electoral College at least offers decisiveness. The House of Representatives has had to decide only two presidential elections because no candidate achieved an Electoral College majority that happened in 1824.
The fifty states has differentvoting methods, voting rules, different papers.
There is early election if the voter want safe time he or she can vote before Election Day November 4
There is absentee voter, you request the form fill it and mail it before Election Day or the day itselfyou show up.
voters must give their names, addresses, and social security number before voter.
Even if you are homeless you are allowed to give a street corner where you live, you have to register in advance.
candidates John McCain is 72 is trained military, he served in the US Navy, he
participated in the war in
he said I've been an imperfect servant of my country for many years. But I have been her servant first, last, and always. And I'venever lived a day, in good times or bad, that I didn't thank God for the privilege."
Barack Obama 47 years old lawyer by profession.
He is the
first African American presidential candidate to win a nomination of a major
according to the media and yahoo, Obama is leading the polls with 50% McCain is
on 43.5% because of his charisma , money good strategy Obama is doing well. His
campaign team call people , go to office to office, house to house, raise
funds. Obama refused to take the funds of the state amounting to 85million us
dollars, the amount allocated to each candidate. His supporters raised 620
million us dollars whilst McCain took government has a total budget of 320
million us dollars. for Obama the Bush factor gives him an edge, because of the
economy crisis, the war in