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2016 50-star-flag-big 2024
United States Presidential Election, 2020
Donald Trump official portrait-2 256px-Bernie Sanders Williamweld 220px-William Weld by Gage Skidmore
Nominee Donald Trump Bernie Sanders Bill Weld
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Home state New York Vermont Massachusetts
Running mate Mike Pence Tulsi Gabbard Larry Sharpe
Jill-beautiful Kanye West official portrait
Nominee Jill Stein Kanye West
Party Green Independent
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Kent Mesplay George Will

The United States Presidential Election, 2020, took

Background

The Donald Trump administration was arguably the most tumultuous Presidential tenure in decades. Thanks to multiple resignations/terminations of cabinet members, in addition to accusations of a extramarital affair by pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, President Trump was viewed as quite vulnerable, with approval ratings dipping below 40% by the time of the election.

Democrats had also led a charge accusing Trump of "colluding" with the Russian government in order to seal his victory, leading to a probe now known as the Mueller Investigation.

Initially, Trump was universally considered a one-term President. However, after Robert Mueller dropped the charges against Trump, his approval rating climbed up to the upper 40s and lower 50s. He remained vulnerable, but defeat was not certain.

Convention Votes

Republican

First Ballot

Candidate Home State Delegates
Donald Trump (incumbent) New York 2,313
Jack Fellure Virginia 160
Total 2,473
Needed to Win 1,237

Democratic

First Ballot

Candidate Home State Delegates
Bernie Sanders Vermont 2,585
Martin O'Malley Maryland 937
John Bel Edwards Louisiana 622
Michael Bennett Colorado 515
Amy Klobuchar Minnesota 92
Terry McAuliffe Virginia 5
Colleen Hanabusa Hawaii 4
Richard Blumenthal Connecticut 3
Total 4,763
Needed to WIn 2,382

Libertarian

First Ballot

Candidate Home State Delegates
Bill Weld Massachusetts 204
Larry Sharpe New York 195
Adam Kokesh Arizona 186
Zoltan Istvan California 176
Cecil Ince Missouri 167
Total 928
Needed to WIn 425

Second Ballot

Candidate Home State Delegates
Bill Weld Massachusetts 377
Larry Sharpe New York 194
Adam Kokesh Arizona 184
Zoltan Istvan California 173
Total 928
Needed to WIn 425

Third Ballot

Candidate Home State Delegates
Bill Weld Massachusetts 553
Larry Sharpe New York 193
Adam Kokesh Arizona 182
Total 928
Needed to WIn 425

Nominees

Republican Party

Republican Disc
Republican Party ticket, 2016
Donald Trump Mike Pence
for President for Vice President
Donald Trump official portrait-2
Mike Pence
45th President of the United States
(2017-present)
48th Vice President of the United States
(2017-present)

Democratic Party

U.S. Democratic Party logo (transparent)
Democratic Party ticket, 2016
Bernie Sanders Tulsi Gabbard
for President for Vice President
256px-Bernie Sanders
Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress
U.S. Senator from Vermont
(2007-present)
U.S. Representative from Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District
(2013-2021)

Results

See Also

Primaries

US Democratic Party Presidential Primaries, 2020 (Adam's World)