2020 American Presidential Election Encyclopedia


2020 U.S. President Election Complete Details

The 2020 US presidential election referred to the 59th US presidential election. The United States implements a presidential system, and presidential elections are held every four years. The US presidential election system is the Electoral College system. According to the current 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the president of the United States has a four-year term of office and can be renewed for any term.

On August 18, 2020, US time, Joe Biden officially became the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate of the United States. 

On August 19, Kamala Harris became the 2020 U.S. Democratic Party vice presidential candidate.

 On the afternoon of August 24, Donald Trump was formally nominated as the 2020 U.S. Republican presidential candidate.

 On the evening of August 26, Mike Pence formally accepted the nomination for the vice presidential candidate of the Republican Party of the United States.

2020 United States presidential election election system Electoral College system occurred on November 3, 2020. 

Contestants of the main U.S. personnel position: Joe Biden, Donald Trump

Table of Contents

1. Election method

2. The election process

▪ 2016

▪ 2017

▪ 2019

▪ 2020

3. Presidential debate

4. Expected candidates

5. Nominating candidates

6. dispute

How Americans Elect POTUS?

According to the American electoral system, the President of the United States is elected by the Electoral College, not directly elected by the voters. 

The president who receives more than half of the electoral votes is elected president.

 When voters vote on election day, they must not only choose among presidential candidates, but also 538 electors representing 50 states and Washington, DC, to form the electoral college. 

Most states and Washington, DC implement the "winner all" rule, that is, all the electoral votes of the state or the district are given to the presidential candidates who have obtained a relatively large number of voters in the state or district. 

The elected elector must swear an oath to vote for the candidate who wins in the state when the Electoral College votes. 

Therefore, the general election results can usually be calculated based on the results of the state elections on the polling day of the general election.

Final Candidates of the 2020 US Presidential Elections
US Presidential Candidates

USA presidential Election processes in Chronological Order

Year 2016

On November 10, Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat of Vermont, stated in an interview that he might run for the post of President of the United States for the second time.

On December 5, former US Vice President Joseph Biden stated that he might run for president in 2020.

Year 2017

On January 25, according to the website of the British Daily Mail, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is considering running for the presidential election again, and she is also preparing to launch a TV talk show, so as to win public opinion for the 2020 election Basics.

On the evening of June 28, Trump held the first large-scale fundraising dinner for the 2020 presidential campaign in his own hotel in Washington. According to CNBC, the ticket price for the Wednesday dinner is as high as 35,000 US dollars. 

If the donor contributes 100,000 US dollars, he can be designated as the host committee of the fundraising dinner.

Year 2019

On February 10, U.S. Democratic Senator Amy Klobcher from Minnesota State officially announced his participation in the 2020 presidential election.

On February 18th, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced his race for the 2020 Republican presidential candidate.

On February 19, Bernie Sanders announced that he would run for the President of the United States again in 2020.

On March 4, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that he would not participate in the presidential election.

 On the 5th, Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Limited Partnership, announced that he would not participate in the 2020 US presidential election.

On April 25, the former US Vice President Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 US President.

 This is the third time Joseph Biden has announced his candidacy for the President of the United States.

On May 16, De Blasio announced his participation in the 2020 US presidential election and announced the campaign slogan as "Labor First". 

In his campaign video released at the time, De Blas outlined a series of policies, including a minimum hourly wage of $15, improved medical insurance and paid sick leave. He also criticized Trump, saying that he could beat him in 2020.

 After Bai Sihao joined, a total of 23 people announced their candidacy for the president of the United States.

On May 31, US President Trump announced through the social networking site “Twitter” that he would formally announce his re-election campaign at a rally in Florida on June 18. 

 In June, CNN analyzed that after the two debates, the Democratic candidates have clearly divided into two echelons. 

The first echelon is former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Elizabeth. 

Warren, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, and others belong to the second echelon.

On July 6, John McAfee announced that he would participate in the 2020 US presidential election as a Liberal Party candidate.

In September, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his withdrawal from the 2020 U.S. election.

On November 1, former U.S. Representative Beto Olock announced his withdrawal from the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidate competition.

On November 24, American billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has served as the mayor of New York three times, formally announced his participation in the 2020 US presidential election.

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Year 2020

On January 2, the Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro, who served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, announced his withdrawal. Castro is the party’s 2020 Latino presidential candidate. 

After he retired, the number of Democratic candidates was cut by more than half, leaving 14 candidates.

In February, Yang Anze, a Chinese presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of the United States, withdrew from the presidential race.

On March 2, Klobucher will withdraw from the presidential race and support former US Vice President Biden.

On the night of March 3, the preliminary results of the first "Super Tuesday" in the U.S. presidential election were announced: 

Former Vice President Biden and U.S. Senator Sanders were at the forefront of the Democratic Party primaries. Lampe won an overwhelming advantage in the Republican Party’s primaries.

On March 4, former New York Mayor Bloomberg announced his withdrawal from the presidential election and supported the former US Vice President Biden.

On March 5th, US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren decided to withdraw from the 2020 presidential election, expressing that she would continue to serve the people as a Massachusetts senator.

On March 19, the U.S. presidential election Democratic candidate and Congressman Tulsi Gabbard announced his withdrawal from the race.

As of noon on March 19, the Democratic Party, Biden and Sanders have won 1,181 and 885 seats respectively.

 On the Republican side, the current US President Trump has locked the party’s presidential nomination in advance.

On April 8, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate of the United States, announced that he would stop his campaign, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who led the Democratic primaries, became the only Democratic presidential candidate.

On April 27, after voting by the New York State Election Commission, New York State announced the cancellation of the presidential primary election originally scheduled for June 23.

On July 30, U.S. President Trump proposed the possibility of postponing the 2020 presidential elections originally scheduled for November 

He questioned the possible unfairness of voting by mail

On August 2, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stated that the United States will hold a general election on November 3.

On August 11, former US vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. 

Biden and Harris will formally accept the nomination during the Democratic National Convention next week. Due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the nomination process will be conducted via video.

On the evening of August 18, the U.S. Democratic National Convention officially nominated Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

On August 19, the Democratic National Convention of the United States officially nominated California Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

On the afternoon of August 24, Donald Trump was formally nominated as the 2020 U.S. Republican presidential candidate.

On the evening of August 26, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech and accepted the nomination of the vice presidential candidate.

On November 3, the 2020 U.S. presidential election was held.

US presidential debate

On September 29, 2020, the first debate of the 2020 US presidential election. 

On October 7, 2020, the 2020 US Vice Presidential election debate. 

On October 15, 2020, the second debate of the 2020 US presidential election.  President Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stephen issued a new statement announcing that they agreed with the Biden campaign’s proposal to postpone the second debate for a week so that they could participate in the debate in person instead of online. 

On October 22, 2020, the third debate of the 2020 US presidential election. 

Who were the Expected candidates for the United States President Position?

The Democrats who announced their participation in the 2020 presidential election are:

  •  Amy Klobcher
  •  Bernie Sanders
  •  Beto O'Rourke
  •  Joseph Biden
  •  Elizabeth Warren 
  •  Kamala Harris
  • Coston Gillibrand
  •  Tulsi Gabbard
  •  Michael Bloomberg and others

Who are the Nominated candidates for the US Presidential Election?

The following table shoes nominated American Presidential candidates:


Presidential candidate

Vice Presidential candidate

U.S. Republican Party

Donald Trump

Mike Pence

United States Democratic Party

Joe Biden

Kamala Harris

American Liberal Party

Joe Jorgenson

Jeremy Cohen

U.S. Green Party

Hoy Hawkins

Angela Walker


What are the top Controversial events during the North American President's Election?

On August 7, 2020, Ivanina, director of the National Center for Counterintelligence and Security of the United States, issued a statement stating that Russia, China, Iran and other countries will try to intervene in the 2020 election in the United States.

On August 10, 2020, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference that the US election is an internal affair of the United States, and China has no interest and has never intervened. 

He emphasized that China is committed to achieving non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation with the United States. At the same time, China will firmly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests. This policy has not changed.

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