United States Presidential election 2020 – Trump vs Biden

November 3rd, 2020 – The United States of America elects its 46th president today in a presidential election like never seen before on American soil. In a country clearly divided by two majority sides, Americans will hit the polls today with the hope of electing the next leader of the once free world.

The U.S. Electoral College refers to the group of presidential electors required by the United States Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United States.  Voters will select presidential electors who in turn will vote on December 14, 2020, to either elect a new president and vice president or reelect the incumbents Donald Trump and Mike Pence respectively.

Donald Trump
Joe Biden

Donald J. Trump is fighting for 4 more years in the White house, with his vice president Mike Pence. The odds are not on his side, but this is not the first time that he encounters adversities. His 2016 election win surprised many Americans and the rest of the world; he is banking on his radical supporters for his re-election, as he clearly struggles leading a country divided and wounded.

Joe Biden is holding a golden ticket to an election race where the odds are on his side. Fighting against a controversial candidates in a country on edge, he is running a campaign that clearly took notes from Hilary Clinton’s defeat in 2016. Joe is clearly contrasting himself against the current president, electing a minority and woman, Kamala Harris, as his running mate. He is pulling all the cards on the table, with the hope to win back a wounded country.

U.S. Electoral Map

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

The winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. If elected, Joe Biden would become the oldest person to serve as president at 78 years old on the day of his inauguration. Additionally, his running mate Kamala Harris would become the first woman to serve as vice-president. 

On the other side, if reelected, Trump would be the oldest president to be inaugurated in U.S. history, as he would be 74 at the time of the 2021 inauguration. This is the first presidential election in which both the major candidates are over 70.

New York (CNN Business) US stocks finished higher on Monday, one day before Election Day — when Wall Street expects Joe Biden will win the presidency and Democrats will retake the Senate and maintain control of the House.

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