Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic and Representative two-party democracy President: Barack Obama (Democratic) Vice President: Joe Biden (Democratic) Speaker of the House: John Boehner (Republican) Chief Justice: John Roberts
Constitution Party Green Party Libertarian Party
Founded in 1828 (modern) and 1792 (historical) One of the two major political parties in the United States, together with the Republican Party Its social liberal and progressive platform is largely regarded to be center-left in the U.S. political spectrum Has the longest record of continued operation in the United States and is one of the oldest political parties in the world Currently has a minority of seats in the House of Representatives, but a majority of seats in the Senate
Founded in 1854 as the successor of the Whig Party Often referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), although rival Democratic Party is older One of the two major political parties in the United States, together with the Democratic Party Its platform typically reflects American conservatism in the U.S. political spectrum and is regarded to be center-right Currently has a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and minority of seats in the Senate
Founded in 1991 as U.S. Taxpayers’ Party and 1999 as Constitution Party Paleoconservative party Its goal as stated in its own words is “to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations.” Puts a large focus on immigration and calls for stricter penalties towards illegal immigrants Absorbed the American Independent Party, originally founded for Alabama Governor George Wallace’s 1968 presidential campaign
Founded in 1991 Voluntary association of state green parties Established a national political presence with its founding Became the primary national Green organization in the U.S. and eclipsed the earlier Greens/Green Party USA Has won elected office at the local level
Founded on 11 December 1971 Third largest and fastest growing party Its political platform evidences its brand of libertarianism and favors minimally regulated, laissez-faire markets, strong civil liberties, minimally regulated migration across borders, and non-intervention in foreign policy Hundreds of their candidates have been elected or appointed to public office; thousands have run for office under the Libertarian banner
U.S. Representative for Florida’s 20th congressional district since 2005 and member of the Democratic Party and Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Born on 27 September 1966 in Forest Hills, New York Previously served in both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate Is the first Jewish congresswoman to be elected from Florida
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Born on 18 March 1972 in Kenosha, Wisconsin Also a previous chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin Is of Greek and German descent, the son of Dimitria and and Roula Priebus
Current chairman of the Constitution Party Born on 4 May 1948 Grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and received a law degree Admitted into the Pennsylvania Bar Association in May 1978 Appointed Chairman of the Bob Smith for Senate Committee Joined the Libertarian Party in 1992 and ran as their candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General
National Chairman of the Libertarian Party Born on 28 January 1951 Elected by the delegates of the 2010 Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on 30 May 2010 Ran for the 15th District California State Senate seat that left vacant when Republican Abel Maldonado was named Lieutenant Governor Lost to Sam Blakeslee in a special election held on 17 August 2010
Barack Obama (Democratic): 52.92% John McCain (Republican): 45.66% Ralph Nader (Independent): 0.56% Bob Barr (Libertarian): 0.40% Chuck Baldwin (Constitution): 0.15% Cynthia McKinney (Green): 0.12% Other: 0.18%
Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democratic): 65,899,660 (51.0%) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican): 60,932,152 (47.2%)
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