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 presentThe General Sphere: no friendship among candidates, every man for himself situationPolitical Parties:currently, you can’t see their true nature because they are so hyper-partisan Oath of Officeis taken on January 20 Great Depression:began in 1929 The Cold War:in the late 1940s-until 1989Vice Presidents Role:President of the Senate, 2ndin commandIncumbent: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 PenceSpeaker of the House:Nancy PelosiOpen Primary: you can vote for anyone. Texas is an open primary state.