In case you haven’t heard – Trump won the Republican Nomination for President. Now the Democrats need to come up with their candidate. Either way the general election in November will be exciting. (Step 1 of How To Become President of the United States below).
TIMELINE FOR STEPS 2-4 (source: Wikipedia)
- June 4 – Virgin Islands Democratic caucuses
- June 5 – Puerto Rico Democratic caucuses
- June 7 – Democratic primaries/caucuses held in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Republican primaries/caucuses held in aforementioned states except North Dakota
- June 14 – Washington, D.C. Democratic primary
- August 4–7 – Green National Convention
- September 26 – First presidential general election debate held at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio
- October 4 – Only vice presidential general election debate held at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia
- October 9 – Second presidential general election debate held at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri
- October 19 – Third and final presidential general election debate held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada
- November 8 – Election Day
- December 19 – The Electors (members) of the Electoral College meet in their respective state capitals (electors for the District of Columbia meet within the District) and formally vote for the President and Vice President
- January 6 – Electoral votes formally counted before a joint session of Congress; the President of the Senate formally announces the electoral result.
- January 20 – Inauguration of the new President and Vice President