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Fighting it out for The White House Lawns

Grassclippings - American Presidential Elections

It will be revving lawn mowers at dawn today as the two candidates President Barak Obama and Mitt Romney battle it out and hope that their election campaigns will give them the votes they need.

Our Managing Editor understand USA Elections as much as he does domestic UK Politics but no doubt like many an Englishman will be doing later, he will be glued to the television and social media to see how it's all going.

Whatever happens, The White House Landscape Team can be rest assured that the Presidential Helicopter, who ever is inside, will be still be leaving tracks on the lawns at The White House for many years to come - keep top dressing Lads!

Lawn Treatment as a service originated from The USA and the concept has been in the UK for well over twenty years.

The 2012 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will officially elect the president and the vice president of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen. The exceptions to this being a tie amongst the electoral votes or if no candidate receives the minimum number of electoral votes needed to win the election, in which case the United States House of Representatives will choose the President, and the United States Senate will choose the Vice President. Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Democratic Vice-President Joe Biden are running for a second term during this election, the former being constitutionally limited to only two terms. Their major challengers are the Republican Party nominee Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.

Four other candidates are mathematically eligible to win the election by a majority of the electoral college: former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee; and Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee, have attained ballot access sufficient to qualify for enough electoral votes to mathematically win the presidency. Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party nominee, and Rocky Anderson, the Justice Party nominee, have the combined ballot access and write-in status in enough states to reach 270 electoral votes, the minimum number needed to win the election.

As specified in the Constitution, the 2012 presidential election will coincide with the United States Senate elections where one-third of the Senators will face re-election (33 Class I seats), and the United States House of Representatives elections (which occurs biennially) to elect the members for the 113th Congress. Eleven gubernatorial elections and many elections for state legislatures will also take place at the same time.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the text above to help you understand a little more about The USA Presidential Elections today.

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