Presidential Election Process

Timeline created by dickchips66
  • Primary Election

    A primary election is an election in which party members or voters select candidates for a subsequent election. Closed- People may vote in a party's primary only if they are registered members of that party. Open- A registered voter may vote in any party primary regardless of his own party affiliation Run-off- the ballot is not restricted to one party and the top two candidates advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation.
  • Iowa

    Caucus
    Barack Obama (D)
    Mike Huckabee (R)
  • New Hampshire

    Obama: 384,826
    McCain:316,534
  • New Hampshire

    Semi-Open
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Michigan

    Open
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
  • Nevada

    Obama: 533,736
    McCainn: 412,827
  • South Carolina

    Open
    Barack Obama (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Florida

    Closed
    Democratic Winner- Hillary Clinton
    Republican Winner- John McCain
  • Maine

    Caucus
    Barack Obama (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
  • Alabama

    Open primary
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- Mike Huckabee
  • Alaska

    Caucus
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- Mitt Romney
  • Arizona

    Closed PPE
    Democratic Winner- Hillary Clinton
    Republican Winner- John McCain
  • Arkansas

    Open Primary
    Democratic Winner- Hillary Clinton
    Republican Winner- Mike Huckabee
  • California

    Semi-open
    Democratic Winner- Hillary Clinton
    Republican Winner- John McCain
  • Colorado

    Caucus
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- Mitt Romney
  • Connecticut

    Closed
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- John McCain
  • Connecticut

    Closed
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- John McCain
  • Delaware

    Closed
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- John McCain
  • Georgia

    Semi-Open
    Democratic Winner- Barack Obama
    Republican Winner- Mike Huckabee
  • Illinois

    Semi-Open
    Barack Obama (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Massachusettes

    Semi-Closed
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
  • Minnesota

    Open
    Barack Obama (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
  • Missouri

    Open
    Barack Obama (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Utah

    Primary: McCain
  • New Jersey

    Primary
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • New York

    Closed
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • North Dakota

    Open
    Barack Obama (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
  • Oklahoma

    Closed
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Obama Covers Illegal Immagration

  • Obama visits California/recieves money for his campaign

  • McCain Visits GM and recieves fundraising money

  • Ohio

    Primary: Obama
  • Rhode Island

    Primary:obama
  • Texas

    Primary: McCain
  • Vermont

    Primary: Obama
  • Ohio

    Semi-Open
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Rhode Island

    Primary
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Pennsylvania

    Closed
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Indiana

    Open
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • North Carolina

    Primary
    Barack Obama (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Nebraska

    Primary
    Barack Obama (D)
  • Kentucky

    Closed
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Oregon

    Closed
    Barack Obama (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Montana

    Open
    Barack Obama (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
  • New Mexico

    Republican Primary
    Hillary Clinton (D)
    John McCain (R)
  • Democratic Presidential Convention

    -The 2008 Democratic National Convention was held in the Pepsi Center in Denver.
    -Nancy Pelosi was the Head of the Convention
    -Democrat Nominations:
    Barack Obama: 3,188.5, 72.15%
    Hillary Rodham Clinton: 1,010, 22.87%
  • Republican Presidential Convention

    Convention: a large formal assembly; "political convention" Republican Convention took place at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota Results for Nomination
    John McCain: 2,343, 98.44%
    Ron Paul: 21 .88%
    Mitt Romney: 0, .08%
  • Election Day 2008

    General Public Vote
    Popular Vote:
    Obama: 69,456,897
    McCain: 59,934,814