United States presidential election, 2020

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Presidential election, 2020
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Nominee
Akeem Mellis
Whitney Mason
Party
Republican
Democratic
Home state
Colorado
North Carolina
Running mate
Tim Kent
Drew Brockmeier
Running Mate's Home State
Ohio
Michigan
Electoral vote
270
268
States carried
27
24
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The United States presidential election of 2020 was held on November 8, 2020 and was the 58th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States. The election coincided with the 2020 Senate elections, House of Representatives elections, and gubernatorial elections, as well as many regional and local elections. Senator Akeem Mellis defeated incumbent President Whitney Mason with 270 electoral votes to Mason's 268 electoral votes. With Mellis' win Appalachia Governor Tim Kent defeated incumbent Vice President Drew Brockmeier.

Contents

Background

President Whitney Mason was widely expected to be the Democratic nominee, making this the first time a Democratic incumbent President has faced a Republican challenger since Bob Dole challenged Bill Clinton for the White House in 1996.

Nominations

Republican nomination

Main article: Republican Party presidential primaries, 2020, and 2020 Republican National Convention

Candidates

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Potential candidates who did not run

Democratic nomination

Main article: Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2020, and 2020 Democratic National Convention

Incumbent President Whitney Mason has announced his intention to seek a second term and is widely expected to face little or no serious challenge from within the Democratic Party. Former WSC Governor David Cromartie and DIX Congresswoman Elizabeth Daniels announced their intentions to primary by filing with the FEC, however they withdrew. Cromartie then endorsed sitting President Mason at the very early stages of the primaries.

Candidates

Running
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General election

Campaign issues

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Debate

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Election results

The election was extremely close, with a result of Akeem Mellis winning 270 electoral votes to Whitney Mason's 268 votes. The continuing pattern of Northeast/Mid Atlantic-Mostly Democratic, South-Mostly Republican, Coastal West-Democratic, Mountain West-Split, Midwest-Split stuck.

Interestingly enough, both candidates lost their home states. Blue States: Hawaii Washington Oregon California Nevada Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Iowa Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Maine Red States: Idaho Alaska Utah Arizona Montana Wyoming North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Georgia South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia New Hampshire

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United States presidential election, 2020
General polls · Fundraising · Debates · Endorsements
Democratic Party Primary polls · Primaries · Convention · Debates
Candidates Whitney Mason (Presidential nominee)/Andrew Brockmeier (Vice Presidential nominee)
Withdrawn David Cromartie · Elizabeth Daniels · Ann Rodriguez
Republican Party Primary polls · Primaries · Convention · Debates
Candidates Akeem Mellis (Presidential nominee)/Tim Kent (Vice Presidential nominee) · Tim Kent · Daniel Morey · Steve Rayburn · Dale Thomas
Withdrawn AA Alvera · Kyle Baccei · John Dunn · Felix Cavendish · Constantine Gurlakis · James MacGillicutty · Andrew Merrilin · Brian Murphy · Ryan Walsh
Other 2020 elections: House · Senate · Gubernatorial · Presidential
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See also: Elections | House | Senate | Governors | President
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