U.S. Elections

Kamala Harris standing in front of U.S. flag (© Nareshkumar Shaganti/Alamy)

Kamala Harris: America’s next vice president

As U.S. vice president, Kamala Harris will be President Biden's closest adviser. Learn how her background helped transform her into a champion of justice.
The Capitol in Washington (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S....

The 11-week transition period between administrations allows new presidents to prepare and provides time for the Electoral College process.
Man at voting booth with American flag in background (© Shutterstock)

Americans vote on more than a president in November [infographic]

Election Day in the U.S. will give voters the chance to select local as well as national officials and perhaps weigh in on issues that affect their lives.
Women wearing masks walking next to 'vote here' sign (© Paul Sancya/AP Images)

Swing states keep campaigns guessing

U.S. presidential candidates have to win states to become president. Some states' choices are obvious, but others, the swing states, could go either way.
'Campaign Song' sheet music cover (Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana/LOC)

U.S. campaign songs stir the public imagination [video]

For more than 200 years, America's freewheeling presidential campaigns have relied on music to connect with voters. That tradition is still going strong.
Walter Mondale and Robert Dole at lecterns (© AP Images)

What do U.S. vice presidents do?

The role of the U.S. vice president was the butt of jokes in earlier times, but the job has evolved to bestow more power and carry more importance.
Woman taking photo with mural on floor in large hall of building (© Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

An inspiring portrait, in person or online

A mural of activist Ida B. Wells was unveiled to mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the U.S.
Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George H.W. Bush laughing (© Mark Cardwell/Reuters)

The spirited history of presidential debates

Technology has changed U.S. presidential debates since the days of Abraham Lincoln, but debates still give voters important information about candidates.
John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon shaking hands (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

Presidential debate milestones [infographic]

From the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 to present day contests, presidential debates have given voters valuable information about candidates.