A report on Political parties in the United States, Democratic Party (United States) and President of the United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States.- Democratic Party (United States)
Including the incumbent, Joe Biden, 16 Democrats have served as President of the United States.- Democratic Party (United States)
In addition, the first President of the United States, George Washington, was not a member of any political party at the time of his election or throughout his tenure as president.- Political parties in the United States
Two major parties dominated the political landscape: the Whig Party, led by Henry Clay, that grew from the National Republican Party; and the Democratic Party, led by Andrew Jackson.- Political parties in the United States
Nominees participate in nationally televised debates, and while the debates are usually restricted to the Democratic and Republican nominees, third party candidates may be invited, such as Ross Perot in the 1992 debates.- President of the United States
They typically vote for the candidates of the party that nominated them.- President of the United States
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The United States Electoral College is the group of presidential electors required by the Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of appointing the president and vice president.
The custom of allowing recognized political parties to select a slate of prospective electors developed early.
In 1848, Massachusetts statute awarded the state's electoral votes to the winner of the at-large popular vote, but only if that candidate won an absolute majority. When the vote produced no winner between the Democratic, Free Soil, and Whig parties, the state legislature selected the electors, giving all 12 electoral votes to the Whigs (which had won the plurality of votes in the state).