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538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win

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Incumbent President

Donald Trump
Republican



The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn on December 14, 2020,[1] will either elect a new president and vice president or re-elect the incumbents (In the event that no candidate receives the minimum 270 electoral votes needed to win the election, the United States House of Representatives will select the president, and the United States Senate will select the vice president). The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are likely to be held during the first six months of 2020. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who then in turn elect their party's presidential nominee.

President Donald Trump of the Republican Party, who was elected in 2016, is seeking reelection to a second term. The winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

Background

Procedure

Article Two of the United States Constitution states that for a person to serve as president of the United States the individual must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old and a United States resident for at least 14 years. Candidates for the presidency typically seek the nomination of one of the various political parties of the United States, in which case each party develops a method (such as a primary election) to choose the candidate the party deems best suited to run for the position. The primary elections are usually indirect elections where voters cast ballots for a slate of party delegates pledged to a particular candidate. The party's delegates then officially nominate a candidate to run on the party's behalf. The nominee typically chooses a vice presidential running mate to form that party's presidential ticket, who is then ratified by the delegates (with the exception of the Libertarian Party, which nominates its vice presidential candidate by delegate vote regardless of the nominee's preference). The general election in November is also an indirect election, in which voters cast ballots for a slate of members of the Electoral College; these electors then directly elect the president and vice president.[2]

In August 2018, the Democratic National Committee voted to disallow superdelegates from voting on the first ballot of the nominating process, beginning with the 2020 election. This would require a candidate to win a majority of pledged delegates from the assorted primary elections in order to win the party's nomination. The last time this did not occur was the nomination of Adlai Stevenson II at the 1952 Democratic National Convention.[3]

The Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution states that an individual can not be elected to the presidency more than twice. This prohibits former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama from being elected president again. Former president Jimmy Carter, having served a single term as president, is not constitutionally prohibited from being elected to another term in the 2020 election.

Demographic trends

The age group of what will then be people in the 18- to 45-year-old bracket is expected to represent just under 40 percent of the United States' eligible voters in 2020. It is expected that more than 30 percent of eligible American voters will be nonwhite.[4]

A bipartisan report indicates that changes in voter demographics since the 2016 election could impact the results of the 2020 election. African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and other ethnic minorities, as well as "whites with a college degree", are expected to all increase their percentage of national eligible voters by 2020, while "whites without a college degree" will decrease. This shift is potentially an advantage for the Democratic nominee; however, due to geographical differences, this could still lead to President Trump (or a different Republican nominee) winning the Electoral College while still losing the popular vote, possibly by an even larger margin than in 2016.[5]

Additionally, Washington, D.C. may lower its voting age from 18 to 16. Legislation was introduced by City Councilman Charles Allen in April 2018, with a public hearing in June, and a vote by the end of the year. Unlike other cities with a voting age of 16 such as Berkeley, California, this would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote for president of the United States for the first time in 2020. Allen said that he was inspired by the high school students that participated in the March for Our Lives, which occurred at the capital in March.[6]

Simultaneous elections

The presidential election will occur simultaneously with elections to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Several states will also hold state gubernatorial and state legislative elections. Following the election, the United States House will redistribute the seats among the 50 states based on the results of the 2020 United States Census, and the states will conduct a redistricting of Congressional and state legislative districts. In most states, the governor and the state legislature conduct the redistricting (although some states have redistricting commissions), and often a party that wins a presidential election experiences a coattail effect that also helps other candidates of that party win elections.[7] Therefore, the party that wins the 2020 presidential election could also win a significant advantage in the drawing of new Congressional and state legislative districts that would stay in effect until the 2032 elections.[8]

General election polling

Nominations

Republican Party

Donald Trump is eligible to run for re-election and has signaled his intention to do so.[9] His reelection campaign has been ongoing since his victory in 2016, leading pundits to describe his tactic of holding rallies continuously throughout his presidency as a "never-ending campaign".[10] On January 20, 2017, at 5:11 p.m., he submitted a letter as a substitute of FEC Form 2, by which he reached the legal threshold for filing, in compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act.[11]

Beginning in August 2017, reports arose that members of the Republican Party were preparing a "shadow campaign" against Trump, particularly from the moderate or establishment wings of the party. Then-Arizona Senator John McCain said that "[Republicans] see weakness in this president."[12] Maine Senator Susan Collins, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie all expressed doubts in 2017 that Trump would be the 2020 nominee, with Collins stating "it's too difficult to say."[13][14] Senator Jeff Flake claimed in 2017 that Trump was "inviting" a primary challenger by the way he was governing.[15] Longtime political strategist Roger Stone, however, predicted in May 2018 that Trump might not seek a second term were he to succeed in keeping all of his campaign promises and "mak[ing] America great again".[16]

On January 25, 2019, the Republican National Committee unofficially endorsed Trump, and began coordinating with the campaign organization.[citation needed]

Declared major candidates

Name Born Experience State Campaign
Announcement date
Ref
Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Donald Trump
June 14, 1946
(age 72)
Queens, New York
President of the United States (2017–present) Flag of New York.svg
New York

TrumpPence20logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: February 17, 2017
FEC filing[17]
[18]
Bill Weld campaign portrait.jpg
Bill Weld
July 31, 1945
(age 73)
Smithtown, New York
Governor of Massachusetts (1991–1997)
Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 1996
Libertarian nominee for Vice President in 2016
Flag of Massachusetts.svg
Massachusetts

Weld 2020.png
Campaign
Exploratory committee: February 15, 2019
Campaign: April 15, 2019

FEC filing[19]
[20]

Individuals who have publicly expressed interest

Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months.

Endorsements

Democratic Party

After Hillary Clinton's loss in the previous election, the Democratic Party was seen largely as leaderless[26] and fractured between the centrist Clinton wing and the more progressive Sanders wing of the party, echoing the rift brought up in the 2016 primary election.[27][28]

This divide between the establishment and progressive wings of the party has been reflected in several elections leading up to the 2020 primaries, most notably in 2017 with the election for DNC Chair between Tom Perez and Sanders-backed progressive Keith Ellison:[29] Perez was elected chairman, but Ellison was appointed the deputy chair, a largely ceremonial role. In 2018, several U.S. House districts that Democrats hoped to gain from the Republican majority had contentious primary elections. These clashes were described by Politico's Elena Schneider as a "Democratic civil war".[30] Meanwhile, there has been a general shift to the left in regards to college tuition, healthcare, and immigration among Democrats in the Senate, likely to build up credentials for the upcoming primary election.[31][32]

Perez has commented that the 2020 primary field will likely go into double-digits, rivaling the size of the 2016 GOP primary, which consisted of 17 major candidates.[33] In the wake of the Me Too movement, several female candidates are expected to enter the race, increasing the likelihood of the Democrats nominating a woman for the second time in a row.[34] Speculation also mounted that Democrats' best bet to defeat President Trump would be to nominate their own celebrity or businessperson with no government experience, most notably Oprah Winfrey after her memorable speech at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.[35]

The topic of age has been brought up among the most likely front-runners: former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who will be 78, 71, and 79 respectively on inauguration day. Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (who will be 81 on inauguration day) described the trio as "an old folks' home", expressing a need for fresh faces to step up and lead the party.[36]

Declared major candidates

Name Born Experience State Campaign
Announcement date
Ref.
Cory Booker, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
Cory Booker
April 27, 1969
(age 49)
Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senator from New Jersey (2013–present)
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (2006–2013)
Flag of New Jersey.svg
New Jersey
Cory Booker 2020 Logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: February 1, 2019
FEC filing[37]
[38]
Pete Buttigieg in February 2019.jpg
Pete Buttigieg
January 19, 1982
(age 37)
South Bend, Indiana
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012–present) Flag of Indiana.svg
Indiana
Pete for America logo (Strato Blue).svg
Campaign
Exploratory committee: January 23, 2019
Campaign: April 14, 2019

FEC filing[39]
[40]
Julián Castro's Official HUD Portrait (cropped).jpg
Julián Castro
September 16, 1974
(age 44)
San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014–2017)
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009–2014)
Flag of Texas.svg
Texas
Julian Castro 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Exploratory committee:
December 12, 2018
Campaign: January 12, 2019

FEC filing[41]
[42]
John Delaney 113th Congress official photo (cropped) 2.jpg
John Delaney
April 16, 1963
(age 56)
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
U.S. Representative from MD-06 (2013–2019) Flag of Maryland.svg
Maryland
John Delaney 2020 logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: July 28, 2017
FEC filing[43]
[44]
Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped 3).jpg
Tulsi Gabbard
April 12, 1981
(age 38)
Leloaloa, American Samoa
U.S. Representative from HI-02 (2013–present) Flag of Hawaii.svg
Hawaii
Tulsi Gabbard 2020 presidential campaign logo black.svg
Campaign
Campaign: January 11, 2019
FEC filing[45]
[46]
Kirsten Gillibrand, official portrait, 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
Kirsten Gillibrand
December 9, 1966
(age 52)
Albany, New York
U.S. Senator from New York (2009–present)
U.S. Representative from NY-20 (2007–2009)
Flag of New York.svg
New York
Gillibrand2020Logo.png
Campaign
Exploratory committee:
January 15, 2019
Campaign: March 17, 2019

FEC filing[47]
[48]
Mike Gravel cropped.png
Mike Gravel
May 13, 1930
(age 88)
Springfield, Massachusetts
U.S. Senator from Alaska (1969–1981)
Democratic and Libertarian candidate for President in 2008
Flag of California.svg
California
Gravel Mg web logo line two color.svg
Campaign
Exploratory committee:
March 19, 2019
Campaign: April 8, 2019

FEC filing[49]
[50]
Kamala Harris official photo (cropped).jpg
Kamala Harris
October 20, 1964
(age 54)
Oakland, California
U.S. Senator from California (2017–present)
Attorney General of California (2011–2017)
Flag of California.svg
California
Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: January 21, 2019
FEC filing[51]
[52]
Governor John Hickenlooper 2015.jpg
John Hickenlooper
February 7, 1952
(age 67)
Narberth, Pennsylvania
Governor of Colorado (2011–2019)
Mayor of Denver, Colorado (2003–2011)
Flag of Colorado.svg
Colorado
John Hickenlooper 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign
Campaign: March 4, 2019
FEC filing[53]
[54]
Jay Inslee official portrait (cropped 2).jpg
Jay Inslee
February 9, 1951
(age 68)
Seattle, Washington
Governor of Washington (2013–present)
U.S. Representative from WA-01 (1999–2012)
U.S. Representative from WA-04 (1993–1995)
Flag of Washington.svg
Washington
Jay Inslee 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: March 1, 2019
FEC filing[55]
[56]
Amy Klobuchar, official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped 2).jpg
Amy Klobuchar
May 25, 1960
(age 58)
Plymouth, Minnesota
U.S. Senator from Minnesota (2007–present) Flag of Minnesota.svg
Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: February 10, 2019
FEC filing[57]
[58]
Mayor Messam.jpg
Wayne Messam
June 7, 1974
(age 44)
South Bay, Florida
Mayor of Miramar, Florida (2015–present) Flag of Florida.svg
Florida
Wayne Messam 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign
Exploratory committee:
March 13, 2019
Campaign: March 28, 2019

FEC filing[59]
[60]
Beto O'Rourke, Official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped 3).jpg
Beto O'Rourke
September 26, 1972
(age 46)
El Paso, Texas
U.S. Representative from TX-16 (2013–2019)
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Texas in 2018
Flag of Texas.svg
Texas
Beto O'Rourke 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: March 14, 2019
FEC filing[61]
[62]
Rep. Tim Ryan Congressional Head Shot 2010 (cropped 3).jpg
Tim Ryan
July 16, 1973
(age 45)
Niles, Ohio
U.S. Representative from OH-13 and OH-17 (2003–present) Flag of Ohio.svg
Ohio
Timryan2020.png
Campaign
Campaign: April 4, 2019
FEC filing[63]
[64]
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Bernie Sanders
September 8, 1941
(age 77)
Brooklyn, New York
U.S. Senator from Vermont (2007–present)
U.S. Representative from VT-AL (1991–2007)
Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (1981–1989)
Democratic candidate for President in 2016
Flag of Vermont.svg
Vermont
Bernie Sanders 2020 logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: February 19, 2019
FEC filing[65]
[66]
Eric Swalwell 114th official photo (cropped).jpg
Eric Swalwell
November 16, 1980
(age 38)
Sac City, Iowa
U.S. Representative from CA-15 (2013–present) Flag of California.svg
California
Eric Swalwell 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Campaign: April 8, 2019
FEC filing[67]
[68]
Elizabeth Warren, official portrait, 114th Congress (cropped)(2).jpg
Elizabeth Warren
June 22, 1949
(age 69)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (2013–present)
Flag of Massachusetts.svg
Massachusetts
Elizabeth Warren 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign
Exploratory committee:
December 31, 2018
Campaign: February 9, 2019

FEC filing[69]
[70]
Marianne Williamson - 33252886458 (cropped).jpg
Marianne Williamson
July 8, 1952
(age 66)
Houston, Texas
Author, lecturer, and activist
Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from CA-33 in 2014
Flag of California.svg
California
Marianne 2020 logo 51007580.jpg
Campaign
Exploratory committee:
November 15, 2018
Campaign: January 28, 2019

FEC filing[71]
[72]
Andrew Yang talking about urban entrepreneurship at Techonomy Conference 2015 in Detroit, MI (cropped).jpg
Andrew Yang
January 13, 1975
(age 44)
Schenectady, New York
Entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America Flag of New York.svg
New York
Andrew Yang 2020 logo.png
Campaign
Campaign: November 6, 2017
FEC filing[73]
[74]

Withdrawn candidates

Candidate Born Experience State Campaign Ref
MAJ Richard Ojeda.jpg
Richard Ojeda
September 25, 1970
(age 48)
Rochester, Minnesota
West Virginia State Senator (2016–2019)
Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative from WV-03 in 2018
Flag of West Virginia.svg
West Virginia

Campaign
Announced: November 11, 2018
Suspended: January 25, 2019

[75][76]

Individuals who have scheduled a formal announcement

Individuals who have publicly expressed interest

Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months, as of April 2019. Some have formed leadership PACs that function as campaign committees.[84]

Endorsements

Libertarian Party

Declared candidates

These candidates have established campaign websites.

  Formed exploratory committee but has not officially declared candidacy
Name Born Current or previous positions State Announced Ref
Kokesh2013.jpg
Adam Kokesh
February 1, 1982
(age 37)
San Francisco, California
Libertarian and anti-war political activist
Candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018
Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico in 2010
Flag of Arizona.svg
Arizona
July 18, 2013
AdamKokesh2020CampaignLogo.png
FEC Filing[96]
[97]
John McAfee by Gage Skidmore.jpg
John McAfee
September 18, 1945
(age 73)
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire,
England
Founder and CEO of McAfee, Inc. 1987–1994
Candidate for President in 2016
Flag of Tennessee.svg
Tennessee
June 3, 2018
McAfee 2020 logo.png
(Campaign)
[98]
Lozwp DSC00677.jpg
Vermin Supreme
June 1961
(age 57)
Rockport, Massachusetts
Performance artist and activist
Candidate for President in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016
Candidate for Mayor of Detroit, Michigan in 1989
Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland in 1987
Flag of Kansas.svg
Kansas
May 28, 2018
Vermin Supreme A Dictator You Can Trust.jpg
[99]
Arvin Vohra on The Tatiana Show.jpg
Arvin Vohra
May 9, 1979
(age 39)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Vice Chair of the LNC 2014–2018
Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate from Maryland in 2018
Libertarian nominee for U.S. Representative in 2012 and 2014
Candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016
Flag of Maryland.svg
Maryland
July 3, 2018
framless
[100]

The following candidate has established an exploratory committee, but does not have a campaign website:

Withdrawn candidates

Candidate Born Experience State Campaign Ref
Zoltan Istvan public profile photo.jpg
Zoltan Istvan
March 30, 1973
(aged 45)
Los Angeles, California
Transhumanist activist and futurist
Transhumanist nominee for President in 2016
Candidate for Governor of California in 2018
Flag of California.svg
California
Announced campaign:
November 25, 2017

Suspended campaign:
January 11, 2019 (publicly revealed)

[102][103]

Publicly expressed interest

Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months.


Green Party

  Formed exploratory committee but has not officially declared their candidacy

Declared notable candidates and exploratory committees

Name Born Experience State Announced Ref
Hawkins 2010.jpg
Howie Hawkins
December 8, 1952
(age 66)
San Francisco, California
Green nominee for Governor of New York in 2010, 2014, and 2018;
Co-Founder of the Green Party of the United States
Flag of New York.svg
New York
Howie Hawkins 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Exploratory committee:
April 3, 2019
[104][105]
Dario Hunter YCSD (cropped).jpg
Dario Hunter
1983
(age 36)
New Jersey
Youngstown Board of Education (2016–present) Flag of Ohio.svg
Ohio
Dario Hunter 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Exploratory committee:
January 21, 2019

Announced campaign: February 18, 2019
FEC Filing[106]
[107]

Individuals who have publicly expressed interest

Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months.

American Solidarity Party

Declared candidates

Name Born Experience State Announced Ref

Joe Schriner
1955
(age 64)
Ohio
Political activist and journalist
Candidate for President in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 as Independent
Flag of Ohio.svg
Ohio
October 13, 2017 [110][111]

Independent or unaffiliated

Declared candidates

Name Born Current or previous positions State Announced Ref

Ronnie Kroell
February 1, 1983
(age 36)
Chicago, Illinois
Activist, model, actor and singer Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois

February 12, 2019
[112]

Notable people who have announced that they are running for president in 2020 as independent candidates but have not established campaign websites are:

Individuals who have publicly expressed interest

Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months.

Party conventions

Map of United States showing Milwaukee, Charlotte, and Austin
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Charlotte
Charlotte
Austin
Austin
  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
  Libertarian Party

The 2020 Democratic National Convention is scheduled from July 13–16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[121][122] Houston, Texas, and Miami Beach, Florida, were also considered to host the convention.[123]

The 2020 Republican National Convention is planned to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 24–27.[124]

This will be the first time since 2004 that the two major party conventions will be held at least one month apart with the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in between[125] (in 2008 and 2012, the Democratic and Republican conventions were held in back-to-back weeks following the Summer Olympics, while in 2016 both were held before the Rio Games).

The 2020 Libertarian National Convention will be held in Austin, Texas, over Memorial Day weekend, May 22–25.[126][127]

The date and location of the 2020 Green National Convention will be decided at the 2019 annual national meeting this year in Salem, Massachusetts.[128] In a similar fashion, the 2016 convention site was announced following the party's 2015 annual national meeting.[129]

General election debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on April 3, 2019 the six finalist cities that could hold the three presidential debates; the cities are: Nashville, Tennessee; Hartford, Connecticut; Omaha, Nebraska; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Notre Dame, Indiana; and Salt Lake City, Utah.[130]

See also

Notes

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