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United States presidential election, 2020
November 3, 2020
256px-Bernie Sanders 845px-Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore style="text-align: center; border-bottom: 6px solid <!None"|
Nominee Bernie Sanders Donald J Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Julian Castro Ted Cruz
Electoral vote 3 535
States carried DC 50
Popular vote 32,980,811 70,678,119
Percentage 33.7% 61.4%
[[Image: Trump Victory 2020|300px]]
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Trump/Cruz (50), Blue denotes Sanders/Castro (D.C.)..
Incumbent President
Donald Trump
Republican
President-elect
Donald Trump
Republican

The United States presidential election of 2020 was the 59th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2012. The Republican nominee, incumbent President Donald Trump, and his running mate, Vice President Ted Cruz, were elected to a second term, defeating the Democratic Party nominee Senator Bernie Sanders and his running mate Julian Castro

As the incumbent president, Trump secured the Republican nomination with no serious opposition. The Democratic Party was deeply fractured; several candidates led the field, which eventually resulted in a brokered convention. Bernie Sanders was selected as a compromise candidate, with Julian Castro brought on as his running mate. The controversial 2020 Democratic Primary deeply hurt the Democratic party's chances and they never fully recovered.

On the other hand, with a stable and prosperous situation at home and abroad, President Donald Trump had an easy path to re-election. He constantly led the Democrats by high margins and most of the campaign felt assured of success.

However, the result was entirely unexpected. On Election Night, Trump surged to 61% of the popular vote, beating Bernie Sanders 535-3 in the electoral vote. The first time a Presidential candidate won every state since George Washington.

The election had the result of pushing the Democratic party closer to the political centre, and in addition to Trump's more moderate policies during his presidency, had the effect of de-polarizing American politics heading into the '20s.

This election was notable for having the 2 oldest Presidential Candidates in history.

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