Can I vote in two primaries

Primaries, elections and finally the election of the president by the so-called electoral college - There is a long way to go before the Americans have chosen a new president. Almost two years takes the whole process.

In the primaries, the parties have to agree on their candidate. The Republicans had a particularly difficult time this time: When the primary campaign opened in spring 2015, three US senators were still considered the most promising candidates: Texan Ted Cruz, the Senator for Kentucky, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, Senator from Florida.

But just a few weeks after his candidacy was announced in June 2015, Donald Trump dominated the primary campaign. On July 19, 2016, he was elected a presidential candidate at the Cleveland Republican Convention. Until recently, there had been massive resistance against the businessman and entertainer within the party.

Donald Trump is scheduled to be sworn in as the 45th US President on January 20, 2017. The only thing that separates him from the office is the election electoral college. This body of electors will determine the new president on December 19th.

Pictured: Donald Trump and his two competitors Marco Rubio (left) and Ted Cruz during a primary debate.

2. What exactly is the electoral college?

3. Who will vote for the electors?

4. The winner takes it all - This is why Trump won the election even though more voters voted for Clinton

5. Are electors bound by their state's vote?

6. The story behind the electoral system

7. The criticism of the electoral college