How to become President

Cooper Corcoran


1. Must be a natural born citizen of the United States

2. Must be 35 years of age or older

3. Must be a United States resident for at least 14 years

I have no real recommendations for being born here because that just has to happen, and it's obvious what you need to do to be a resident for 14 years, however, since you have to be at least 35, usually Presidents are Governors before, so that might be a good idea, or obviously just get involved in Politics in some way and work your way up the ladder. I personally don't think people should run at exactly 35 because that's still pretty young.

Primaries and Caucuses

A Primary is where a political party chooses their main candidate for the election by voting.

A Caucus is when political parties select leaders and decide policy over discussion.

My suggestions for both of these are limited because this would mean you are already a candidate and are doing a decent job. Everyone who runs for president obviously campaigns on T.V., and campaigning is a must, but I think meeting with people or have people who are campaigning for you meet with people and tell them why it's important to vote for you and especially why it's important to not vote for another candidate because of what they won't do. Whether it's holding a small party, or greeting people at a big event, I think it's the way to go. Everyone gets bored of T.V. commercials and radio ads.

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National Conventions

The parties have now selected their main candidate, and that candidate is now choosing their vice president. That's one of the most important things in the election, so if I was running I would make sure and choose wisely. Maybe ask other peoples thoughts who are going to give you an honest answer on the best candidate for the vice president. Don't just think for yourself. Now that the vice president is chosen, the campaigning really takes off. They go around the country and campaign in various ways. I have already given my suggestions on that note.
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General Election

By now the campaigning is nearing the end, but is still happening. People across the country vote for the best presidential and vice presidential candidate. This process, however, does not decide the president. In the United States, only around 60% of citizens vote. I would really start to campaign towards the states that have the most voters. Do your research on what states have the best voting rates and have people campaign there.
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Electoral College

Each state get it's own set of electors, based on it's representation in congress. Each elector gets one vote. There are 538 electoral votes that go in, and whoever gets 270 or more wins. A suggestion would be to campaign in the states with the more electoral votes. That may be tough because that state could have more or the opposite party of you. That's my only suggestion regarding the electoral college because there isn't much else you can do.
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