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United States presidential election, 2020
November 3, 2020
Turnout 139,789,450
45th President, Donald J John Delaney
Nominee Donald Trump John Delaney
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Maryland
Running mate Mike Pence Julian Castro
Electoral vote 342 196
States carried 36 14+D.C.
Popular vote 63,128,916 41,866,940
Percentage 41.16% 29.95%
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the United States presidential election of 2020 was the 59th quadrennial American presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Republican nominee, incumbent President Donald Trump and his running mate, Vice President Mike Pence, were reelected to a second term, defeating the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative from Maryland John Delaney, and his running mate, Senator from New Mexico Julian Castro.

Trump and Pence secured re-nomination from the Republicans with very little difficulty, with only the real competition from Ohio Governor John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Kamala Harris, then Senator of California, was leading in the polls at first, but Delaney secured the Democratic nomination narrowly after the New Hampshire primary in May 2020. Delaney choose New Mexico Senator Julian Castro. who fought for the nomination himself, to be his running mate.

This was the first time since the election of 2008 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,

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Nominations Edit

Democratic Party nominationsEdit

Withdrawn candidatesEdit

  • Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator from California (Lost Nomination on June 2, 2020)
  • Andrew Cuomo, Senator from New Mexico (withdrew on April 16, 2020 and endorsed John Delaney)
  • Julian Castro, U.S. Senator from New Mexico (withdrew on March 23, 2020 and endorsed John Delaney)
  • Cory Booker (withdrew in March 19, 2020 and endorsed Kamala Harris)
  • Terry McAuliffe (withdrew on February 28, 2020 and endorsed Cory Booker)
  • Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts (withdrew on February 8, 2020 and endorsed Julian Castro)
  • Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States (withdrew on January 1, 2020 and endorsed Kamala Harris)
  • Tim Kaine (withdrew on December 15, 2019 and endorsed Andrew Cuomo. He later endorsed Kamala Harris)

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