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The much-talked 2020 US presidential elections entered its last phase on Sunday, with the two contesting candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden leaving no stone unturned to garner votes.

However, it is still difficult to anticipate the outcome of the US presidential elections scheduled on November 3, 2020.

Tomorrow, Americans across 50 US states and the District of Colombia will cast their votes to elect their 46th president.

Then, the US Congress will meet on January 6, 2020, to count the electoral votes and declares a winner.

The new president and vice president will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

US Election Trump and Biden

In addition to presidential elections, the US citizens will also cast their votes to elect 435 members of the House of Representatives, 33 Senate members, 11 state governors, and members of 86 state legislative chambers.

2020 US Presidential Nominees


Donal Trump

  • Party: Republican
  • Born: June 14, 1946
  • Current President of the US

Joe Biden

  • Party: Democratic
  • Born: November 20, 1942
  • Vice President from 2009-17 alongside Barack Obama
  • Represented Delaware in the US Senate for 36 years

2020 US Vice Presidential Nominees

USA Vote

Mike Pence

  • Party: Republican
  • Born: June 7, 1959
  • Current Vice President of the US
  • Former Governor of Indiana

Kamala Harris

  • Party: Democratic
  • Born: October 20, 1964
  • Former Attorney General of California
  • Junior Senator from California at the Us Senate for 2 Terms

US Presidential Election Process

US Elections

The US presidential election process is an indirect election in which Americans across the 50 states cast votes not directly for the candidates, but instead for members of the Electoral College. These electors then cast direct votes, called as electoral votes, for president and vice president.

The candidate who wins an absolute majority of electoral votes (at least 270 out of 538) is then declared as the president. If no presidential candidate receives an absolute majority, the House of Representatives elects the president; if no vice-presidential candidate receives an absolute majority, the Senate elects the vice president.

2020 US Elections: Important Dates

  • November 3, 2020, Tuesday – Election Day
  • December 14, 2020, Monday – Electors cast their electoral votes
  • January 6, 2021, Wednesday – US Congress counts and certifies the electoral votes
  • January 20, 2021, Wednesday – Inauguration Day

2020 Pre-election Voting Surpasses Two-thirds of 2016 Votes


The 2020 pre-election voting has now surpassed two-thirds of all votes cast during the 2016 presidential elections, an unprecedented shift triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, 91.6 million Americans, 43% of registered voters, have already cast their votes, as most US states have reported record early voting turnout in the 2020 election.

Sixteen states have reported more than half of their registered voters cast ballots ahead of November 3.

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