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The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.

Election Results

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Vice Presidential Candidates

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Dennis J. Banks (Running mate of Gloria Estela La Riva)

Party: Peace and Freedom

Biography: Dennis J. Banks is an activist who co-founded the American Indian Movement, an American Indian advocacy group, in 1968. He still helps lead the group. Mr. Banks is also a trustee at Leech Lake Tribal College, has taught at D–Q University and Stanford University, and has appeared in several films. He received an Associate’s Degree from the University of California, Davis.

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Ajamu Baraka (Running mate of Jill Stein)

Party: Green

Biography: Ajamu Baraka is an activist and writer. He was the founding executive director of the US Human Rights Network (2004-2011), is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and has served on the boards of Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Africa Action. Mr. Baraka is also an editor and contributing columnist at Black Agenda Report and a writer for Counterpunch. He attended graduate school at Clark Atlanta University and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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Tim Kaine (Running mate of Hillary Clinton)

Party: Democratic

Biography: Tim Kaine is an attorney and elected official. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 -- where he currently serves -- and also served as governor of Virginia (2006-2010), lieutenant governor of Virginia (2002-2005), mayor of the city of Richmond (1998-2001), and a member of the Richmond City Council (1994-1998). He also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011. Prior to his years in the political sphere, Mr. Kaine practiced law at various law firms in Virginia, was an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, and clerked for a U.S. Appeals Court judge. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Missouri and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Mike Pence (Running mate of Donald Trump)

Party: Republican, American Independent

Biography: Mike Pence is an attorney and elected official. He was elected the governor of Indiana in 2012. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2013) and hosted The Mike Pence Show, a talk radio show (1994-2001). He’s served as president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation (1991-1994) and began his own private law practice in 1986. Mr. Pence received a B.A. in history from Hanover College and a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Bill Weld (Running mate of Gary Johnson)

Party: Libertarian

Biography: Bill Weld is an attorney and former elected official. Since 1997, he has served as a partner or principal at various law firms. Mr. Weld was elected governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997), appointed to head the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1986-1988), appointed to be U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts (1981-1986), and was part of a team of advisers of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal (1974). He received an A.B. in classics from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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    Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State
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