It is 2016; A time when the United States of America is back with its Presidential elections. The incumbent president, Democrat Barack Obama, is ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits established by the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution. There are numerous potential candidates in the democratic and republican party; the two main contesting parties of USA. As Barack Obama has completed with the set tenure, the winner of this election will become the 45th President of the United States.
The election of President and Vice President of the United States is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C. cast ballots for a set of members of the U.S. Electoral College, known as electors. These electors then in turn cast direct votes, known as electoral votes, for President and Vice President of the United States. The candidate becomes the PRESIDENT if he attains an absolute majority, same is the case with the Vice President.. If no candidate receives an absolute majority for President, the House of Representatives chooses the President; if no one receives a majority for Vice President, then the Senate chooses the Vice President. The Electoral College and its procedure is established in the U.S. Constitution by Article II, Section 1, Clauses 2 and 4; and the Twelfth Amendment (which replaced Clause 3 after it was ratified in 1804).
The upcoming elections have become the major point of discussions in USA; Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders being the major opponents.
The campaigning for election has been going on from around one year. Clinton held her first major campaign rally June 13, 2015, at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of New York City’s Roosevelt Island.
Clinton addressed income inequality in the United States, paid family leave, equal pay for women, college affordability, and incentives for companies that provide profit sharing to employees in her speech winning the hearts of millions of people and giving the policies she will work on. She did not address free trade agreements during the kickoff speech, but made statements the next day suggesting that the current negotiations should be abandoned unless improved. The campaign said more than 5,500 people were in attendance, but as per general estimate of the media the number of people present were less than said.
Clinton, whose first quest for the Democratic nomination ended in a concession speech almost exactly eight years ago to the day, now becomes the first woman ever to win the nomination of a major political party in the United States
Though there seems more hope for Clinton, but in this bright lights of the political revolution, Bernie Sanders does not sound like a candidate who is about to give up. “Here we are in mid-June, and we’re still standing!” he said on Thursday to a crowd at a stadium in Washington, D.C., where he will compete at the bitter end of a long Democratic primary, delegate counts damned.
How and when Sanders and Clinton peaceably wind down the primary campaign over the next few days and weeks will be crucial for unifying the Democratic Party. Barack Obama said that Clinton is one of the most qualified and apt person to win over this reputed post. He has shown full confidence over him. She has got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get the job done.
Bernie Sanders has attracted a multitude of younger and independent voters that Clinton and the Democratic Party desperately hope to adopt. He has gained the support of the working young generation who is responding to his ideas and principles.
“Bernie’s going to be very good for the party,” said Sen. Harry Reid, who has been in discussions with Sanders. He, recently, met Barack Obama and influenced with his ideals Mr. Obama thanked him for shining the spotlight on the issues like economic inequality, the outsize influence of money in our politics and bringing young people in the process.
So far, much of the outreach has come from Clinton’s camp. It was Clinton who phoned Sanders last Tuesday after his crushing loss in California. So far, much of the outreach has come from Clinton’s camp. It was Clinton who phoned Sanders last Tuesday after his crushing loss in California, reversing the usual custom of the loser calling the victor.
Bernie often attracts large multitude of crowd in his public speech. His cover up for young generation will definitely act in his favour. After the Orlando terrorist attack, Bernie has been more active in campaigning. This attack paved a way for the political parties to come in the eyes of common people. Parties used the incident to get a new issue to work on –the safety of the people. Needless to say, people are more concerned about their safety and protection than other social and economical amenties.
The US elections will be scheduled on 8 as like always presidential election is to be conducted on a Tuesday in the month of November because of the factors involved (weather, harvests and worship). When voters used to travel to the polls by horse, Tuesday was an ideal day because it allowed people to worship on Sunday, ride to their county seat on Monday, and vote on Tuesday–all before market day, Wednesday. The month of November also fits nicely between harvest time and harsh winter weather, which could be especially bad to people travelling by horse and buggy. What happens is quite uncertain, but the election campaigning is on full swing. Let us wait for what more surprises are in store for the world and hope for the best for the super force of the world.