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United States presidential election, 2020
November 3, 2020
Turnout 59.4%
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Nominee Scott Walker Justin Amash Tom Cotton
Party Republican Libertarian American Party
Home state Wisconsin Michigan Arkansas
Running mate Ted Cruz Austin Peterson Chris Sununu
Nominee Martin O'Malley
Party Democratic

Home state Maryland
Running mate Michael Hancock

The United States presidential election of 2020 was the 59th quadrennial United States presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Republican Party nominee and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker defeated Libertarian Party nominee and Michigan Senator Justin Amash; American Party nominee and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton; and Democratic Party nominee and Vice President Martin O'Malley.

President Hillary Clinton had resigned from the presidency in mid-2019 following a scandal. Clinton's Vice President and successor, Tom Perez, declined to seek a full term in office. Perez's Vice President Martin O'Malley emerged from the Democratic primary to claim the nomination.

The campaign's dominate theme was domestic policy, mostly focusing on the U.S.-Militia War.

Walker was helped by a chaotic Democratic base. He won the election carrying 32 states and a majority of the popular vote.




American Party nominations

American Party candidates

  • Tom Cotton, U.S Senator from Arkansas (Nominee)
  • Cory Gardner, U.S Senator from Colorado
  • John Kasich, U.S Senator from Ohio
  • Bruce Rauner, former Governor of Illinois
  • Evan Bayh, former U.S Senator from Indiana


Democratic Party nominations

Democratic candidates

  • Martin O'Malley, Vice President of the United States from Maryland (Nominee)
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (Withdrew March 23rd 2020, and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States from Tennessee (Withdrew March 23rd, and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • Kirstin Gillibrand, U.S. Senator from New York (Withdrew March 15th 2020, and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York (Withdrew February 9th 2020, and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • Russ Feingold, U.S Senator from Wisconsin (Withdrew January 29th 2020, and endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand, he later endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • Steve Bullock, former Governor of Montana (Withdrew August 11th, 2019, and endorsed Martin O'Malley)

Declined to run


Libertarian Party nominations

Libertarian candidates

  • Justin Amash, Senate Floor Leader from Michigan (Nominee)
  • Howard Stern, radio host from New York (Conceeded at convention, and endorsed Justin Amash)
  • Adam Kokesh, radio host from Arizona


Republican Party nominations

Republican candidates

Declined to run


Fifth party bids

Green Party nominations

Green candidates

  • Cheri Honkala, anti-poverty advocate from Pennsylvania (Nominee)
  • Kent Mesplay, former delegate from California

2012 vice presidential nominee, and anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala sought the nomination. She was nominated with relative ease, and chose former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as her running mate.

Constitution Party nominations

Constitution candidates

  • Randall Stufflebeam, Constitution Party Chairman from Illinois (Nominee)

Party Chairman Randall Stufflebeam ran unopposed for the nomination and selected radio host Laurie Roth, as his running mate.

General election campaign





Red denotes a Walker/Cruz win and blue denotes a O'Malley/Hancock win