- Candidate Qualifications
Only the candidates that meet the following criteria were invited to respond to the League's questions in this guide: 1. The candidate must have made a public announcement of her/his intention to run for her/his Party's nomination for President; and, 2. The candidate must meet the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act's minimum contribution threshold requirements for qualifying for matching funds, based on the most recent data publicly available on the Federal Election Commission Website. During the Presidential primary season, voters cast a ballot for candidates in one party. League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) is required to have at least two candidates from the same party meet the above criteria before launching a voters' guide covering that party. At this time, only one candidate running for the Republican Party's nomination has meet the LWVEF criteria and therefore no Republican candidates have been invited to participate. As soon as two Republican candidates meet the criteria or the party's national nominating convention occurs, LWVEF will begin outreach to the qualified candidates immediately.
- Unbiased Interviews
We asked all the candidates the same set of questions. The questions were created after going through national polling information over the past year. The questions were designed to ask the candidates questions on the issues voters care most about, today. Candidates submit their answers directly and we present their responses here, word for word.
- Presidential Office Duties
The President is: the head of state of the United States of America; the Chief Executive Officer; and the Commander in Chief of all military forces. The powers of the President are prescribed in the Constitution and federal law. The President appoints the members of the Cabinet, ambassadors to other nations and the United Nations, Supreme Court Justices, and federal judges, subject to Senate approval. The President, along with the Cabinet and its agencies, is responsible for carrying out and enforcing the laws of the United States. The President may also recommend legislation to the United States Congress. Term: Four years. Limit of two terms. Base Salary: $400,000 per year.
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