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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidate

A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example: ... The act of being a candidate in a race for either a party nomination or for electoral ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominating_petition

A nominating petition is required in some jurisdictions, particularly in the United States of America, in order for an independent or non-major-party candidate to gain ballot access. A certain number of valid signatures is typically prescribed by statute in order for the candidate to get on the ballot. ... do hereby petition the above named individual to become a candidate for the ...

billofrightsinstitute.org/educate/educator-resources/lessons-plans/current-events/nomination-process

Because they were concerned that presidential elections would become ... Presidential candidates are generally determined through a political party's nomination ... Barack Obama, generally do not have opponents for their party's nomination) ...

study.com/academy/lesson/nominating-a-presidential-candidate-the-process-its-strengths-weaknesses.html

Party Nomination to Congress: Process to Become a Candidate. The U.S. .... So what should Carla do in order to become a presidential candidate? Typically ...

www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/elections/political-primaries.html

... but it does not provide guidance for how to nominate a presidential candidate. ... delegates, they became a more consequential part of the election process.

www.voanews.com/a/how-america-elects---winning-partys-presidential-nomination-takes-winning-delegates-143563326/181135.html

Mar 19, 2012 ... But if one candidate does not lock in the nomination on the first vote, a convention may become "brokered," where factions both compete and ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/05/12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-how-the-presidential-primary-works

May 12, 2015 ... The 2016 presidential nomination process is still in the invisible primary stage. On the Republican side, the field of candidates is not set, we don't yet know how much money ... Why do Iowa and New Hampshire get to go first?

www.cfr.org/backgrounder/us-presidential-nominating-process

Feb 9, 2016 ... Every four years, U.S. presidential candidates compete in a series of state ... [PDF ] did not develop to serve a modern presidential nomination process but ... at least 2,382 out of 4,763 delegates to become the party's nominee.

fortune.com/2016/03/15/how-republicans-and-democrats-choose-their-presidential-nominees

Mar 15, 2016 ... And those delegates vote for presidential nominees at their party conventions. ... And presidential candidates like it, at least usually, because they get an ... out those who do not latch on early to the voting public's imagination.