US Presidential Elections 2020

American Elections 2020

The US President, Donald Trump who is also the Republican candidate for US November Presidential election and his Democratic challenger the former Vice-President Joe Biden are set to go on a total of three debates before the November election. The first debate will be on Tuesday, 29th September 2020. The three events that will be televised will likely be the only time the two candidates will share a stage before the election day on the 3rd of November 2020. The two Vice Presidential candidates, Mike Pence, who is the current Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris will also have their debates early next month, October 2020.

First Presidential Debate 2020

The First Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will take place on September 29, 2020, at case Western Reserve University, Ohio. The debate will last for 90 minutes and it will be anchored and moderated by Fox News presenter Chris Wallace and will have no commercial breaks.

The whole debate will be divided into 15 minutes segments, each will focus on the key points which are

  • The candidates’ records
  • The Supreme Court
  • COVID-19
  • The economy
  • Race and Violence
  • The integrity of the election

Vice Presidential Debate 2020

The Vice Presidential debate will be on October 7, 2020. The Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kamala Harris and the current Vice President Mike Pence will engage in a debate in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 7.

The Vice Presidential debate will be at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah and will be moderated by USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. According to the New York Times, nine topics will be discussed by the candidates and they will be given 10 mins each.

Second Presidential Debate 2020

The second debate between the two Presidential candidates in the forthcoming election will take place on 15th October 2020 at the Adrienne, Arsht Centre for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. The event will be moderated and anchored by Steve Scully, the political editor at C-span. The two Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden will have two minutes to answer each question. The topics to be discussed will be out a week to the debate.

Third Presidential Debate which is the final 2020

The third Presidential debate which is the final is scheduled to take place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on October 22. The 90 minutes event will be anchored and moderated by NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker. It will be divided into 15 minutes segment. The candidates will cover six topics which will be revealed a week before the debate.

November 3: Election proper

On this day, which will be on Tuesday, 3rd of November, the American voters will elect their President and Vice President for the next four years. Many US voters will subscribe to the mail-in ballot due to the risk that is associated with this global pandemic called COVID-19 as waiting on the queue for voting is risky.

January 20: Inauguration Day

The President and Vice-President elected will take their oath to handle the office for the next year which is the 20th of January, after their oath of office, they will give their inaugural addresses. After being sworn in, the President will attend a ceremonial parade from the US Capitol to his new residence, the White House.

Who is Leading National Presidential Polls – Trump or Biden?

National polls tell how popular is the presidential candidate in the country, but the one who leads does not necessarily win the elections. In the year 2016, Hillary Clinton was leading the polls winning almost 3 million votes more than the votes won by Donald Trump, but Trump became the President. The reason is that the electoral college system is used in the US, so a candidate leading the National Presidential Polls may not be the one who wins the Elections.

This year, so far Joe Biden is leading the polls against Donald Trump. He has hovered approx. 50 per cent in recent months and a 10-point lead on occasions, as reported by BBC.

Wrapping Up

In US Elections 2020, The Republican president Donald Trump fighting against the Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who has been in US politics since the 1970s. Biden is also Vice-President of former US President Barack Obama. The recent Presidential polls suggest Mr Biden is ahead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, however, the final result is unpredictable as his Republican rival Donald Trump won the 2016 Elections by margins of less than 1, as stated by BBC.

Who do you think will be the next US President – Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Tell us in the comments below.

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