the next stages of previews

the next stages of previews

Even as he seeks reelection, Biden faces questioning from the party in the primaries and national convention. “It's very rare for a sitting president to be challenged within his own party, unless the chance of losing is huge, as was the case with Jimmy Carter,” Martins says.

What are meetings?

Most states hold primaries in which voters can vote at any time during the allotted day. There is also the option of voting by postal vote, for example. Some states like Iowa have caucuses.

In the case of the Republicans, caucuses are meetings with a set time and place where speeches are made and votes are taken. When there is a Democratic caucus, voters express their support by choosing their position in the room. On the one hand, a candidate. On the other hand, the other candidate.

The caucus is organized entirely by the parties and only people registered with the party can participate, while caucuses are generally run by the states. In this phase, voters have a say in who will run for each party in the general election. Winners receive delegates to represent the party at national conventions.

Americans do not directly select candidates or presidents. The decision is made by the delegates who form the socalled Electoral College, which consists of 538 people. Whoever achieves the majority, i.e. at least 270 votes, takes over the White House.

What's next?

After the state votes, the winner will be officially announced at the party conference. The Republican National Convention will take place July 1518 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And the Democrat in Chicago August 1922.