President Obama 's Presidential Election

1669 WordsDec 2, 20157 Pages
The United States holds a presidential election every four years. The current president, Barack Obama, is unable to seek reelection for third time because the Twenty-second Amendment states a president can only serve two terms. President Obama’s final term ends January 20th, 2017, the same day as the new presidential inauguration. The new president to be inducted will be elected November 8th, 2016, Election Day. The race to be president began shortly after the 2014 presidential election, where candidates try to gain support and backing for their campaigns (Murse). During campaigning, candidates need the support to gain popularity amongst the people to be elected. The 2016 election’s campaigning started around June 1st, 2015. The parties the candidates are representing include the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, as well as, the Third Party. According to Ballotpedia, the Encyclopedia of American Politics, there are currently fourteen republicans and three democrats still in the race for presidency. The 2016 presidential election is particularly interesting because of the excessive mudslinging and the lies told between the candidates. The main issues the candidates are tackling include wealth inequality in America, the cost and quality of education, the cost and availability of health care, climate change, and immigration reform. Two major candidates who have evoked attention and are competing for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination, along with other
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