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Review for Exam II US Government 2302 The Presidential Election Process: primary elections are elections w/in a political party to select the party’s candidates for the general election. Presidential Primaries are indirect. The general election is that in which voters decide who wins office. Electoral College: group of electors who formally select president and VP Grass-roots Organization: starts at the center sphere, local, supporters are very like-minded. They create a base, a group of people who support you and your position. The Primary Sphere : large population, less like-minded supporters, similarities still present The General Sphere: no friendship among candidates, every man for himself situation Political Parties: currently, you can’t see their true nature because they are so hyper-partisan Oath of Office is taken on January 20 Great Depression: began in 1929 The Cold War: in the late 1940s-until 1989 Vice Presidents Role: President of the Senate, 2 nd in command Incumbent: the individual who currently holds the office (ex., president trump is the incumbent) The line of succession: President, VP, Speaker of the House President of the Senate: synonym of VP, Mike Pence Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi Open Primary : you can vote for anyone. Texas is an open primary state.

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