Election Process Timeline

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    Presidential Election Process Timeline

  • John McCain attends a fundraiser banquet in Illinois

  • Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton attend a joint fundraiser for at a democratic conference in Washington D.C.

  • Primary

    Primary election: A preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen.
    types: caucus, open, closed
    open:Open primaries allow anyone, regardless of political affiliation, to vote in the primary for any candidate
    closed:In closed primaries, voters registered with a political party are only allowed to vote for candidates in that party.
    Caucus: a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement to select candidates to support.
  • Iowa- Caucus

    Democrat: Barack Obama
    Republican: Mike Huckabee
  • Wyoming- Caucus

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • New Hampshire- Primary (open)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Michigan- Primary (open)

    D: Clinton
    R: Romney
  • South Carolina- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Nevada- Caucus

    D: Clinton
    R: Romney
  • Florida- Primary (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Maine- Caucus

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • West Virgina- Caucus

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Utah - Primary (semi-closed)

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • Tennessee- Primary (open)

    D: Clinton
    R: Huckabee
  • Oklahoma

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • North Dakota-Caucus

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • New York- Primary (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • New Mexico- Caucus (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • New Jersey- Primary (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Montana- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • Missouri- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Minnesota- Caucus

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • Massachusetts- Primary (semi-closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: Romney
  • Kansas- Caucus (closed)

    D: Obama
    R: Huckabee
  • Illinois- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Idaho- Caucus (closed)

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Georgia- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: Huckabee
  • Georgia- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: Huckabee
  • Vermont- primary

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Texas- Primary (open)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Rhode Island- Primary (semi-closed)

    D: Clinton
    R:McCain
  • Ohio- Primary (Closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Pennsylvania- Primary (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • North Carolina- Primary (semi-closed)

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Indiana- Primary (openj)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • West Virgina- Primary (semi-closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Oregon- Primary (closed)

    D: Obama
    R: McCain
  • Kentucky- Primary (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCainh
  • Sounth Dakota- Primary (closed)

    D: Clinton
    R: McCain
  • New Mexico- Caucus (closed)

    D:Clinton
    R: McCain
  • Montana- Primary (open)

    D: Obama
    R: Romney
  • Democratic National Convention

    A convention is a gathering of political parties that will be feilding nominees in an election. The purpose to select nominees and select a platform within the party. All possible nominees and leaders of each party attend this convention.
    - Howard Dean was the chairman of the Democratic National Convention
    -Convention took place in Denver, Colorado
    - Barack Obama was selected as the presidential nominee
  • Republican National Convention

    -took place in the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Minnesota
    -lead by George Bush
    -the nominees chosen were John McCain, along with a V.P. nominee of Sarah Palin
  • McCain uses campaign funding to form a pro-republican rally in D.C.

  • Obama gives a speech to a democratic gathering on his election platform

  • Election Day

    Voters cast votes for listed presidential candidates but were actually selecting their state's slate of Electoral College electors. Popular vote:
    Obama- 69,456,897 52.92%
    McCain- 59,934,814 45.66% The voter turnout for this election was predicted to be high by American standards, and a record number of votes were cast. The final tally of total votes counted was 131.3 million, compared to 122.3 million in 2004.
  • Networks called the race

    called after 8pm, and west coast poll closed at 11 pm
    -obama delivered his concession speech and victory speech within the hour.
  • Meeting of Electors

    electoral college: a set of each state is assigned a number of votes and that state based on their population.
    - The electors sign, seal and certify the packages of electoral votes and immediately send them to the Federal and State officials listed in these instructions.
  • Day of Obama's inauguration

    Barack Obama took an oath under office as the new president of the United States.
    inauguration: a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a political leader's term in office.
    - the 1933 ratification of the 20th amendment changed the inauguration day from March 4th to january 20th