Comprehensive Presentation: When Do Presidential Elections Occur? Stages of Presidential Election, Requirements for a Presidential Candidate, Invisible Primary, Primaries, Timing of Primaries, Super Tuesday, Front Loading, Closed Primaries, Open Primaries, Modified Primaries, Delegate Allocation, Caucuses, Increased Importance of Primaries, Strengths of Primaries, Criticisms of Primaries, How Could They Be Improved? Are Primaries Important? Why Clinton Lost the 2008 Nomination, National Party Conventions: Formal Functions, National Party Conventions: Informal Functions, Post Convention ‘Bounce’, Are Conventions Important? Campaign Finance, Federal Election Campaign Act, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act 2002, Role of the Media, Televised Debates, Impact of TV Debates, Voter Turn Out, Voting Behaviour, Typical Democrat, Typical Republican, Why Did Obama Win in 2008? Electoral College, Criticisms of the Electoral College, Strengths of the Electoral College, Congressional Elections, Coattails Effect, Split Ticket Voting, Strong Support for Incumbents, Propositions, Proposition: Advantages, Proposition: Disadvantages, Referendums and Recall Elections.