Now that the political struggle is over, we need to continue the struggle for the common good of all Americans and those who look to us for leadership in the cause of freedom around the world.
It's time for me to leave, my friends, in a phrase I once addressed to others.
Gore was considering a run for the presidency in the future.
After the election, many electoral reforms were debated, but few were enacted.
Selecting leaders, giving direction to policy, developing citizenship, telling the public, containing conflict, and stabilizing the political system are some of the functions that elections serve.
The quality of democratic life is improved by voting.
American voter turnout levels are usually among the lowest in the world.
State laws and the Supreme Court have played a large role in the outcome of debates over how easy it should be to vote.
Factors such as age, gender, income, education, and race and ethnicity affect whether a person is likely to vote.
Voters can't investigate policy proposals on their own because candidates and the media blur issue positions.
Voters consider party identification, peer viewpoints, prominent issues, and campaign images when making a decision.
The road to the White House is long and expensive.
It begins with planning and early fundraising in the pre-primary phase and develops into more active campaigning during the primary phase, which ends with each party's choice of a candidate, announced at the party convention.
During the general election, the major-party candidates are pitted against each other in a process that relies on the media and getting out the vote.
The focus of the battle is to get voters who haven't made up their minds.
The creators of the Electoral College wanted to insulate government from public opinion.
Citizens don't vote directly for the president or vice president, but for the person who has already pledged to vote for that candidate.
In Maine and Nebraska, the candidate with the majority of votes wins all the electoral votes.
The primary was closed.
Although American citizens don't fit the ideal of the democratic citizen, elections still work in representing the voice of the people in terms of citizen policy preferences.
A representation of people who voted in the presidential election.
The second map of election results based on number of votes shows a much more purple America than the map of the final election results.
52 percent of those who voted for Donald Trump were men and 45 percent were women.
Fifty five percent of the people who voted for Hillary Clinton were women.
In the 20th presidential election, Donald Trump received the support of 37 percent of young people, 42 percent of Gen Xers, 53 percent of Late Boomers and 53 percent of Early Boomers.
Fifty percent of Gen Xers, 44 percent of Late Boomers, and 45 percent of Early Boomers voted for Hillary Clinton in the 20 presidential election.
In the 20 16 presidential election, 58 percent of whites, 8 percent of blacks, 29 percent of Hispanics, and 29 percent of Asians voted for Donald Trump.
In the 20 16 presidential election, 37 percent of whites, 88 percent of blacks, 65 percent of Hispanics, and 65 percent of Asians voted for Hillary Clinton.
Forty percent of individuals earning less than 50 thousand dollars a year, 50 percent of individuals earning between 50 thousand and ninetynine thousand a year, and 47 percent of individuals earning more than one hundred thousand dollars a year voted for Donald Trump in the 20 16 presidential election.
52 percent of individuals earning less than 50 thousand dollars a year, 46 percent of individuals earning between 50 thousand and ninety-nine thousand a year, and 49 percent of individuals earning more than one hundred thousand dollars a year voted for Hillary Clinton in the 20 16 presidential election.
Donald Trump was voted for by 56 percent of people who attended religious services weekly.
40 percent of people who attended religious services weekly voted for Hillary Clinton.
48 percent of people who attended religious services voted for Donald Trump.
Almost half of people who attended religious services voted for Hillary Clinton.
62 percent of people who never attended religious services voted for Hillary Clinton.
42 percent of voters who ranked the economy as a central issue voted for Trump, while 52 percent voted for Clinton and 6 percent voted for another candidate.
64 percent of voters who ranked immigration as a central issue voted for Trump, while 32 percent voted for Clinton and 4 percent voted for another candidate.
57 percent of voters who ranked terrorism as a central issue voted for Trump, while 39 percent voted for Clinton and 4 percent voted for another candidate.
A majority of voters who ranked foreign policy as a central issue voted for Trump.
Each state has a set number of electors and can allocate them to presidential candidates of their choice.
Adding the state's number of representatives and 2 senators will determine the number of electors.
There are 538 electoral votes.
When you cast your vote, you're voting for an elector who will cast a vote for president on your behalf.
State parties choose theelectors pledged to a candidate.
People vote for their preferred candidate.
According to the state's formula, electoral votes are allocated to the candidates.
The winner of the popular vote in a state gets all of the state's electoral votes.
Maine and Nebraska give their votes proportionally.