This American institution began with Abraham Lincoln following Stephen Douglas on the campaign trail and heckling him from the crowd. Today, the presidential debate is one of the most informative and anticipated markers of candidates' campaigns.
The Electoral College is not an Ivy League school. Rather, it's a process for selecting the next U.S. president that actually carries more weight than the popular vote. Why is it there and should it be continued?
A caucus, like a primary, is held to determine the party's nomination for president. Those candidates face their first big test during the Iowa caucuses. Why is it such an unusual piece of the election process?
States in which the majority of voters vote for the same party in every election are all but ignored by presidential candidates. Instead, they spend their time and effort in the swing states. What are they?
The president of the United States has the unique ability to override the justice system, and rid convicts of their record. Where does this power come from, and why do presidential pardons raise so many eyebrows?
While compensation for the U.S. president is very generous when compared with the average American's salary, these men likely didn't get elected to office with the goal of getting rich. So how much does he get paid?