With the last day of voting drawing to a close on 8th November, it is getting obviously clear that the Democratic Nominee, Madam Hillary Clinton would be the next 45th president of the United States of America. It would be an historic and landmark happening as since the founding of the United States on July 4,1776 as she will have the unique distinction to be the first female president of the country. This year’s elections are 58th quadrennial U. S. presidential elections.
Her opponent in the elections the Republic party nominee Donlad Trump had also bagged sizeable chunk of votes. Yet obviously for his questionable demeanor, filthy jargon and propensity for indecency towards women, he lags far behind Hillary.
To win the present presidential elections a candidate has to obtain 270 electoral votes or delegates out of total number of 538 count. Thus, far the trend of polls show that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s standing in the electoral and popular voting is very robust. Out of the total declared number of 538 electoral delegates she has achieved 278 which exceed the threshold number of 270 votes. Donald is far behind with 179 delegates. The pollsters predict that she enjoys over 90 per cent of the chance to be the next president of the United states.
The White population is America 74 per cent and they could have supported Donlad Trump who raised racial slurs against the Latinos and the Muslims. had he a clean conduct he could have been elected. But because of so many drawbacks in his past and present lifestyle the white and neocons and evangelists too were divided. His anecdotes with the women in the past too proved to be an “Achilles Heel” for him. Even a segment of white or right leaning Evangelists dropped their support for him. It was indeed a great setback for him.
The electoral process in United States is quite complex and tricky. Candidates for the presidency typically seek the nomination of their respective parties mostly through the mode of the primary elections to choose the candidate for the party. In the primary elections, the voters cast ballots for a slate of party delegates pledging support to a particular candidate.
First through the primary elections a party elects presidential candidate which in 2016 is Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party and Donlad Trump is for the Republican party. It is followed by the electoral voted a kind of indirect polling to elected a candidate to become the president from either of the contesting parties in the national elections.
The general elections culminating on November 8 are also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots for a slate of members of the Electoral College these electors in turn directly elect the President and Vice President. The election or winning of candidate in the general elections is not based upon the popular votes but on the number of electoral votes.
Briefly there are three stages to elect the president. One is primary elections to elect a party candidate. The second is electing an electoral college or a group of members. The Third is that these electors then elect the president or the vice president of the country.