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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

U.S. Election Process

Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Candidates Step Up Campaigning in Critical States - IIP Digital
Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues - CRS Report
Road to the White House is Paved with Delegates - IIP Digital
Role of Caucuses, Primaries and National Conventions - FPC Briefing - 12/6/2011
The Presidential Nominating Process and the National Party Conventions, 2012: FAQs CRS Report

Campaign Finance
2012 U.S. Elections the First Influenced by "Super PACS"
Campaign Finance in U.S. Elections - FPC Briefing with R. Sam Garrett, March 16, 2012
Federal Election Commission Regulates President Campaigns
Financing Campaigns - Background - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
Legal Rulings Give Corporations a Greater Voice in U.S. Elections
New York Times - The 2012 Money Race
The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress - CRS, 11/17/2011

Caucuses and Primaries
Background Information
Results of Caucuses and Primaries
DC, Maryland and Wisconsin Primaries - April 3, 2012
Louisiana Primary - March 24, 2012
Illinois Primary - March 20, 2012
Missouri Caucus - March 17, 2012
Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi - March 13, 2012
Kansas Caucus - March 10, 2012
Super Tuesday - March 6, 2012
Washington Caucus - March 3, 2012
Michigan Primary - February 28, 2012
Arizona Primary - February 28, 2012
Missouri Primary - February 7, 2012
Minnesota Caucus - February 7, 2012
Colorado Caucus - February 7, 2012
Maine Caucus - February 4 - 11, 2012
Nevada Caucus - February 4, 2012
Florida Primary - January 31, 2012
South Carolina Primary - January 21, 2012
New Hampshire Primary - January 10, 2012
Iowa Caucuses - January 3, 2012

Party Conventions
Charlotte, North Carolina Lives Up to Its "Queenly" Status - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
Florida's Tampa a City of Sunshine and Lightning - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
2012 Conventions Stress Voter Access, Community Service - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
Political Party Conventions - History - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
How to Cover Political Conventions - FPC Briefing with David Lightman, McClatch Washington Bureau
Flamboyant Hats Add Fun to Political Conventions - State Department, IIP Digital
U.S. Political Party Conventions Evolve to Remain Relevant - State Deparment, IIP Digital
Two Cities Prepare for Presidential Nominating Conventions - State Department, IIP Digital
Young Delegates Enthusiastic About 2012 Political Conventions - State Department, IIP Digital
Convention Speeches Can Be Star Makers - State Department, IIP Digital
Frequently Asked Questions on Political Conventions - State Departmnet, IIP Digital
Political Conventions Aim to Dazzle - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
Conventions - Race for the White House P2012 - Democracy in Action

Debates
Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) Announces 2012 Moderators
Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) Announces 2012 Debates Format
Announcement for Media Credentials
Debates - Race for the White House - P2012 Democracy in Action
Presidential/Vice Presidential Debates - Dates & Locations
Republican Candidates Debates

Voting
Election Day - Race for the White House - P2012 Democracy in Action
U.S. Elections Procedures - Background - U.S. Department of State, IIP Digital
Voter Registration - Ben's Guide to U.S. Government

Electoral College
The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections - FPC briefing
Electoral College - U.S. Department of State
Electoral College System Affects U.S. Campaign Strategies - U.S. Department of State - IIP Digital