Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. By Marina Fang A group of computer scientists and election lawyers are urging Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to demand a manual recount of ballots, saying they noticed some statistical irregularities in key swing states.
Primaries[ edit ] Candidates with considerable name recognition who entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in the early stages of the primary campaign included Representative and former Libertarian nominee Ron Paulformer Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlentywho co-chaired John McCain's campaign informer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romneythe runner-up for the nomination in the cycle, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Michele Bachmann participating, and Gary Johnson excluded. A total of thirteen debates were held before the Iowa caucuses. The first major event of the campaign was the Ames Straw Pollwhich took place in Iowa on August 13, Michele Bachmann won the straw poll this ultimately proved to be the acme of her campaign.
As a result, a number of potential "anti-Romney" candidates were put forward,   including future President Donald Trump Sarah Palin Chris Christie and Texas Governor Rick Perry the last of whom decided to run in August Perry did poorly in the debates, however, and Herman Cain and then Newt Gingrich came into the fore in October and November.
Due to a number of scandals, Cain withdrew just before the end of the year, after having gotten on the ballot in several states.
A number of candidates dropped out at this point in the nomination process. Bachmann withdrew after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses,  Huntsman withdrew after coming in third in New Hampshire, and Perry withdrew when polls showed him drawing low numbers in South Carolina.
He unexpectedly carried three states in a row on February 7 and overtook Romney in nationwide opinion polls, becoming the only candidate in the race to effectively challenge the notion that Romney was the inevitable nominee.
The Super Tuesday primaries took place on March 6. Romney carried six states, Santorum carried three, and Gingrich won only in his home state of Georgia. Santorum won Kansas and three Southern primaries, but he was unable to make any substantial gain on Romney, who became a formidable frontrunner after securing more than half of the delegates allocated in March.
On April 10, Santorum suspended his campaign due to a variety of reasons, such as a low delegate count, unfavorable polls in his home state of Pennsylvania, and his daughter's health, leaving Mitt Romney as the undisputed front-runner for the presidential nomination and allowing Gingrich to claim that he was "the last conservative standing" in the campaign for the nomination.
On May 29, after winning the Texas primary, Romney had received a sufficient number of delegates to clinch the party's nomination with the inclusion of unpledged delegates.
After winning the June 5 primaries in California and several other states, Romney had received more than enough pledged delegates to clinch the nomination without counting unpledged delegates, making the June 26 Utah Primary, the last contest of the cycle, purely symbolic.
CNN's final delegate estimate, released on July 27,put Romney at 1, pledged delegates and 62 unpledged delegates, for a total estimate of 1, delegates. No other candidate had unpledged delegates.
The delegate estimates for the other candidates were Santorum at delegates, Paul atGingrich atBachmann at 1, Huntsman at 1, and all others at 0.In the election, all four of Maine's electoral votes were won by Obama and all five of Nebraska's electoral votes were won by Romney. The following table records the official presidential vote tallies for Maine and Nebraska's congressional plombier-nemours.comt: % pp.
Nov 11, · To its critics, the Electoral College is a relic that violates the democratic principle of one person, one vote, and distorts the presidential campaign by encouraging candidates to campaign only.
Electoral College graphic from Kids Discover Find this Pin and more on Free Infographics by Kids Discover. Oh goodness, the challenge of teaching graders about the electoral college! Going by those polls, Obama would take 82 of a possible 95 swing-state votes and win reelection with electoral votes.
Remove states where either candidate leads by a single point or less -- that's Iowa (Obama + ) and Virginia (Romney + ) -- and Obama takes 76 of the swing-state electoral votes, giving him -- and a second term.
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