The U.S. presidential elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The Electoral College, selected by voters, will elect a new president on Dec. 14, 2020. The inauguration of the winner is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2021. So how does all this work? Keep reading to find out how someone becomes the U.S. president.
Method of Presidential Election
Firstly, political parties select the candidates for the presidency through primary elections. After the primary elections, the general elections are held to form an Electoral College. The Electoral College then elect the president. The qualification to be the president of U.S. is mentioned in article two of the U.S. Constitution, according to which the individual must be:
- A natural-born citizen of the United States of America
- At least 35 years of age
- Must be the resident in the United States of America for at least 14 years
Demographic Tendencies for U.S. Presidential Elections 2020
Changes in the demographics of the nation can impact election results. According to reports, 30 percent of eligible voters in the U.S. are nonwhite. Reports suggest that the ratio of white college degree holders, along with African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and other ethnic minorities, have increased in recent years. This increase may be advantageous to the current President Donald Trump’s challengers. Moreover, geographical differences can still impact the final results.
The Nominees of U.S. Presidential Elections 2020
President Trump is an eligible candidate to re-elect in 2020. According to the reports, Trump faces a “shadow campaign” from many republicans, but nevertheless, the Republican National Committee permitted Trump to be the Republican representative unofficially in January 2019.
Bill Weld is an official challenger of Trump in Republican premises. He is a former Massachusetts governor.
A clear divide between the progressive wing and centrist wing can be seen in the Democratic Party. The major democratic nominee is currently Joe Biden. He is a former vice president. Another major candidate is Castro. He is a former cabinet secretary. Hickenlooper is another candidate who is one of the former governors.
There are seven senators that have been nominated by Democratic Party for 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections which includes Bennet, Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren. Two governors, Bullock and Inslee, are also candidates. Gravel is another name in the list who is a former U.S. senator. Four representatives (Gabbard, Moulton, Swalwell, Ryan) and three former representatives (Delaney, O’Rourke and Sestak) are also in the list. Ojeda is another name who is one of the former state senators. There are three mayors in the list of candidates by Democratic Party – Buttigieg, de Blasio, and Messam. There are three candidates who never held any office; they are Steyer, Williamson, and Yang.
In recent years, the U.S. has also seen the rise of female politicians, and while there hasn’t been a female president yet (like in other countries), there have been and will continue to be viable female presidential candidates on the roster. Just keep your eye out!
No one knows who will win the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, so keep your eyes on the news for any changes!