Thursday, January 21, 2016

T-minus 364 Days: Inauguration

Yes, I know it's way too early to be thinking about Inauguration. But, yesterday marked one year until we celebrate another peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next. A year form now, the 45th President will be embarking on their second day of work, and we'd be in the middle of what would probably be a three day weekend with Inauguration falling on a Friday in 2017 (January 20). Other dates to look forward to before then:
  • February 1: The first presidential primary: Iowa Caucuses.
  • March 1: Super Tuesday: Fifteen states have presidential primaries/caucuses on this day.
  • March 12: District of Columbia Republican Caucus. FYI - This is on a Saturday. 
  • June 14: District of Columbia Democratic primary. Yes, literally the last primary in the U.S.
  • July 18-21: Republican Convention in Cleveland.
  • July 25-28: Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
  • September 26: First presidential debate.
  • October 4: Vice presidential debate.
  • October 9: Second presidential debate. 
  • October 19: Third presidential debate. 
  • November 8: Election Day.
  • December 19: Electoral College meets in each state to cast official votes for President & VP.
  • January 6, 2017: Joint Congressional session to tally electoral votes.
  • January 20, 2017: Inauguration of new President.