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|2020 United States presidential election|
|November 3rd, 2020|
|Nominee||Tammy Baldwin||Donald J. Trump|
|Running mate||Julian Castro||Michael R. Pence|
|States carried||25 (+ DC and NE-02)||25|
|The results map. States won by Baldwin/Castro are colored Blue and states won by Trump/Pence are colored red. Numbers denote how many electoral votes a state has, plus the District of Columbia.|
The 2020 United States presidential election was the 59th quadrennial presidential election, held on November 3rd, 2020, along with many congressional races, gubernatorial and local elections.
The Democratic Ticket of United States Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin and her running mate, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro from Texas defeated the Republican Ticket of Incumbent United States President Donald J. Trump from Florida and his running mate Incumbent United States Vice President Michael R. Pence from Indiana. Baldwin would win the electoral college (297-241) and the popular vote (50-46).
The main issues of this election were the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Greater Recession, Trade, LGBT rights and Immigration.
- Tammy Baldwin, US Senator from Wisconsin (Nominee)
- Cory Booker, US Senator from New Jersey
- Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York
- Elizabeth Warren, US Senator from Massachusetts
- Sherrod Brown, US Senator from Ohio
- Tulsi Gabbard, US Representative from Hawaii's 2nd congressional district
- Jack Carter, US Senator from Nevada
- Amy Klobuchar, US Senator from Minnesota
- Andrew Yang, Entrepreneur
- Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
- Julian Castro, former Secretary of HUD (VP)
- John Delaney, former US Congressman from Maryland's 6th Congressional District
- Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida
- Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
- Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City, New York
- Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senator from New York
- Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland
- Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States (Nominee)
- John Kasich, former Governor of Ohio
- Rocky De La Fuente, Businessman
General Election campaign
The General Election campaign focused on issues like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Greater Recession. Baldwin was favored to win the election, due to President Trump's low approval ratings, and mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Greater Recession. As the country was in crisis, over 60% of Americans blamed Trump for the state of the nation. However, many Democrats and anti-Trump advocates were scared of the possibility of Trump getting re-elected, so they campaigned hard for Baldwin, encouraging undecided voters to vote for Baldwin. Baldwin most famous supporters include former President Barack Obama, Singer Katy Perry, Independent US Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont and many other senators, governors and congressmen.
In the first debate in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Baldwin easily won. She attacked Trump on his handling of the virus, saying Trump hasn't done close to what he needed to do and she also attacked Trump's economic policies, saying that his tax cuts were a gift to wall street.
In the second debate in Atlanta, Georgia, Trump was getting thirsty. Trump attacked Baldwin's policies on Immigration, saying she supports open borders. Baldwin would easily shut him up, saying that she doesn't support open borders, but she does support policies that will treat immigrants like human beings. Baldwin would go on to win that debate as well.
The third and final debates, Trump and Baldwin went hard on each other, Baldwin would attack Trump's discriminatory policies against LGBT people, his tariffs saying that they are hurting the people they are supposed to help. Trump would make personal attacks on Baldwin, saying Americans don't want their first female president to act like a man. Many media outlets would shame trump on his homophobic and sexist attacks on Baldwin.
After the debates, Trump would look more likely to lose the election.