chapter  2
Presidential Campaigns and Elections
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The election of a U.S. president is one of the world’s great transitions of power.There is no blood shed in the process and the citizenry has a choice in whom they want to lead the nation. Military force does not determine who will be president nor does one party name the next leader of the country. In the United States, the election of the president is handled according to precepts established by both state laws and the Constitution. It is a process with rules that allows a multitude of people to enter the race and winnows the number down to one each from the Democratic and Republican Parties and to one each from a plethora of third parties. The process, although not perfect, is a process that works in this country.