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2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Election results:

Donald Trump
232 / 538
Joe Biden
306 / 538
Jo Jorgensen
0 / 538
Faithless
0 / 538
- Jo Jorgensen has received over 1.5 million votes
- Biden won Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, while Trump won the statewide vote.
- Trump won Maine's 2nd Congressional District, while Biden won the statewide vote.


The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election was the 59th quadrennial election planning and was held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Voters voted for a current candidate in the Democratic and Republican primaries and the general election if they wanted to. Incumbent President Donald Trump ran for reelection as the Republican Party nominee, along with the incumbent vice president Mike Pence. Joe Biden was the Democratic Party challenger.

After a nail-biting few days between Election Day and the big announcement, Joe Biden officially won the election with 306 electoral votes and 51.4% of the popular vote, ending a disastrous and anxiety-inducing four years under Donald Trump. As of 2021,

Trump still refuses to acknowledge that he lost, even though he received only 232 electoral votes and lost the popular vote by over 7 million votes. On January 6 2021 Trump supprters stormed the Capitol putting [Senators and Representatives in fear for their lives in an attempt to prevent Biden being declared the winner. See 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.

Background

President Donald Trump was elected to the presidency in 2016 after defeating Hillary Clinton, despite losing the popular vote. During Trump's first term, he has done a lot of damage to America, such as scaling back rights and protections for LGBTQ+ people (mainly transgender people), he has continued human rights violations (and has done it worse than Obama) by funding Saudi Arabia with weapons so they can kill poor Yemenese children and also he has put more undocumented immigrants in cases than any other president in recent American history, he has also separated children from their parents at the border.

As bad as he is on social issues, he is just as bad on economic issues, in 2017, he gave a huge tax cut to the 1%, corporations and the wealthy, he has deregulated many industries (including the food you eat). Recently, Trump has hit a new low, he has done a terrible job handling the COVID-19 pandemic and he also has become more fascistic (authoritarian unrestrained by the rule of law) in the last couple months, such as gassing peaceful protesters in front of the white house so he can take a photo-op with a bible to please his fundamentalist Christian base.

After 4 years of Donald Trump, the American people seem like they want a change and this has been slowed by polling data, Biden is defeating Trump in all national polls, the highest is +14.

Republican Party nomination

Donald Trump easily won the Republican nomination, defeating his opponents: former Governor Bill Weld from Massachusetts, former US Representative Joe Walsh from Illinois, and former US Representative and Governor Mark Sanford from South Carolina. Sanford dropped out of the race first, before any primaries. After Trump's victory in Iowa, Joe Walsh dropped out and Bill Weld won 1 delegate. However, Weld wouldn't win anymore delegates and would drop out on March 18, 2020.

Trump re-picked Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate in the 2020 Election.

In their 2020 National Convention, the Republican Party broke with tradition, failed to issue a new Party Platform, and instead issued a lame statement about supporting America First and Donald Trump.

Democratic Party nomination

So many Democrats ran for the nomination that we can't even name all of them. However, the main candidates were former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE), US Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Former Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg (D-NY), Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg (D-IN), US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and US Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).

Joe Biden won the Democratic Party nomination. He chose Kamala Harris as his running mate. Neither candidates were welcomed by the Progressive Left.

Trivia

  • Arizona voted Democrat for the first time since 1996.
  • Georgia voted Democrat for the first time since 1992, although the Trump team is demanding a recount... again.
  • This was the first election in which both states (Maine and Nebraska) that do not use the winner-take-all method of victory split their votes for both main candidates:
    • Nebraska was won by Trump state-wide. However, Biden won the 2nd Congressional District (Omaha area), meaning he will receive one of their five electoral votes. This also happened with Nebraska in 2008.
    • Maine was won by Biden state-wide. However, Trump won the 2nd Congressional District, meaning he will receive one of their four electoral votes. This also happened with Maine in the last election.
  • This was the first election resulting in the defeat of an incumbent President since Bill Clinton defeated President George H. W. Bush in 1992.

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