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United States presidential election, 2020
November 3, 2020
Turnout 139,789,450
DonaldTrump2017 Martin O'Malley by Gage Skidmore (cropped)
Nominee Donald Trump Martin O'Malley
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Maryland
Running mate Mitt Romney Steve Bullock
Electoral vote 358 180
States carried 36 14+D.C.
Popular vote 67,128,916 58,866,940
Percentage 49.1% 43.1%
2020 election

the United States presidential election of 2020 was the 59th quadrennial American presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In a landslide victory, The Republican nominee, incumbent President Donald Trump and his running mate, Vice President Mitt Romney, were reelected to a second term, defeating the Democratic nominee, former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley, and his running mate, Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

Trump and Romney secured re-nomination from the Republicans with very little difficulty, with only the real competition from UN Ambassador and future Vice President Nikki Haley. Jeff Merkley, then Senator of Oregon, was leading in the polls at first, but O'Malley secured the Democratic nomination narrowly after the New Hampshire primary in May 2020. O'Malley choose Governor of Montana Steve bullock. who fought for the nomination himself, to be his running mate.

This was the first time since the election of 2004 a Republican has won the states of Virginia, Nevada, and Colorado. The first time since the election of 2000 a Republican has won the state of New Hampshire, the first time since the election of 1988 a Republican has won the states of Maine (At large) and Connecticut, and the first time since the election of 1972 a Republican has won the state of Minnesota,

Background

Nominations

Democratic Party nominations

Withdrawn candidates

  • Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator from Oregon (Lost Nomination on July 18, 2020 and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • John Delaney, U.S. Representative from Maryland (withdrew on April 30, 2020 and endorsed Jeff Merkley)
  • Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana (withdrew on April 26, 2020 and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
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  • Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts (withdrew on February 29, 2020 and endorsed John Delaney)
  • Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan 2013 - 2017 (withdrew on February 7, 2020 and endorsed Martin O'Malley)
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from Virginia (withdrew on January 21, 2020 and endorsed Martin O'Malley
  • Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator from Virgina, (withdrew on January 6, 2020 and endorsed Caroline Kennedy)
  • Nina Turner, State Senator from Ohio, (wihdrew on December 15, 2019 and endorsed Deval Patrick. she later endorsed Kamala Harris)

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