2020 Presidential Election and Candidates

Tuesday, November 3rd is the day of the United States Presidential Election. It will be the 59th presidential election to occur every 4 years.

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Donald John Trump (Republican)

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Joe Biden (Democrat)


There are two nominees running for president in 2020. Donald John Trump, whose running mate is Mike Pence, and Joe Biden whose running mate is Kamala Harris.  She served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. If elected, both Trump and Biden would be the oldest president. Donald Trump is 74 years old, and Joe Biden is 77 years old.

Trump was born and raised in Queens, New York. He entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. This made Trump the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s 2nd term agenda includes creating 10 Million new jobs in just under a year, cutting taxes to boost income, and keeping jobs in America. He wants to “Eradicate” COVID-19 by developing a vaccine by the end of 2020 and plans to return to normal life sometime in 2021. He also wants to bring back 1 million manufacturing jobs from China.

Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 and was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Joe Biden wants to take a different approach to COVID-19. He plans to address the crisis and ensure working families, small businesses and communities get as much help as they may need. He also wants to provide our frontline workers with essential tools to work safely.

The presidential debates between Trump, and Biden are scheduled for September 29 and the 15th and 22nd of October. The moderator of the first debate will be Chris Wallace, a news anchor of “Fox News Sunday”. You can watch the debates live on all major television and news networks.