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2020 US Presidential Election

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  • 2020 US Presidential Election

    I thought we could keep updated on events leading up to and including the presidential election of next year. Here's a list of current candidates for both sides:


    Presumptive nominee:

    Donald Trump - Current sitting President of the United States (2017-)
    Running Mate: Mike Pence - Vice President of the United States (2017-)

    Withdrawn candidates:

    Mark Sanford - Former Governor of South Carolina (2003-2011)
    Joe Walsh - Former US representative from IL-08 (2011-2013) and conservative talk radio host
    BIll Weld - Former Governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997) and Libertarian nominee for Vice President in 2016
    Rocky De La Fuente - Businessman and real estate developer | Accepted 3rd party nomination for the Alliance Party


    Presumptive nominee:

    Joe Biden - Vice President of the United States (2009-2017), former US Senator from Delaware (1973-2009) and Candidate for President in 1988 and 2008
    Running Mate: TBA

    Pledged delegates: 1,225 | Won 19 contest [Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington]

    Withdrawn candidates:

    Richard Ojeda - West Virginia state senator from WV-SD07 (2016-2019) | Withdrew January 25, 2019
    Eric Stalwell - US Representative from CA-15 (2013-) | Withdrew July 8, 2019
    Mike Gravel - Former US Senator from Alaska (1969-1981), Candidate for President in 2008 | Withdrew August 6, 2019
    John Hickenlooper - Former Governor of Colorado (2011-2019) | Withdrew August 15, 2019
    Jay Inslee - Governor of Washington (2013-) | Withdrew August 21, 2019
    Seth Moulton - US Representative from MA-06 (2015-) | Withdrew August 23, 2019
    Kirsten Gillibrand - US Senator from New York (2009-) | Withdrew August 28, 2019
    Bill de Blasio - Mayor of New York City (2014-) | Withdrew September 20, 2019
    Tim Ryan - US Representative from OH-13 (2013-) | Withdrew October 24, 2019
    Beto O'Rourke - US Representative from TX-16 (2013-2019) | Withdrew November 1, 2019
    Wayne Messam - Mayor of Miramar, Florida (2015-) | Withdrew November 19, 2019
    Joe Sestak - US Representative from PA-07 (2007-2011) | Withdrew December 1, 2019
    Steve Bullock - Governor of Montana (2013-) | Withdrew December 2, 2019
    Kamala Harris - US Senator from California (2017-) | Withdrew December 3, 2019
    Julián Castro - Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014-2017) | Withdrew January 2, 2020
    Marianne WIlliamson - Author and founder of Project Angel Food | Withdrew January 10, 2020
    Cory Booker - US Senator for New Jersey (2013-) | Withdrew January 13, 2020
    John Delaney - US Representative from MD-06 (2013-2019) | Withdrew January 31, 2020
    Michael Bennet - US Senator from Colorado (2009-) | Withdrew February 11, 2020
    Andrew Yang - Entrepeneur, founder of Venture for America | Withdrew February 11, 2020
    Deval Patrick - Former Governor of Massachusetts (2007-2015) | Withdrew February 12, 2020
    Tom Steyer - Hedge fund manager, founder of Farallon Capital | Withdrew February 29, 2020 (Pledged delegates: 2)
    Pete Buttigieg - Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012-2020) | Withdrew March 1, 2020 (Pledged delegates: 26 | Won 1 contest [Iowa])
    Amy Klobuchar - US Senator from Minnesota (2007-) | Withdrew March 2, 2020 (Pledged delegates: 7)
    Michael Bloomberg - Former Mayor of New York City (2002-2013) | Withdrew March 4, 2020 (Pledged delegates: 60 | Won 1 contest [American Samoa])
    Elizabeth Warren - US Senator from Massachusetts (2013-) | Withdrew March 5, 2020 (Pledged delegates: 64)
    Tulsi Gabbard - US Representative from HI-02 (2013-) | Withdrew March 20, 2020 (Pledge delegates: 2)
    Bernie Sanders - US Senator from Vermont (2007-) and Candidate for President in 2016 | Withdrew April 8, 2020 (Pledged delegates: 924 | Won 9 contests [California, Colorado, Iowa*, New Hampshire and Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Democrats Abroad])

    * Won after Pete Buttigieg dropped out.


    Libertarian Party
    Jo Jorgensen - Senior Lecturer at Clemson University
    Running Mate: Spike Cohen

    Green Party
    Howie Hawkins - Co-founder of the Green Party (1984), Nominee for Governor of New York (2010, 2014, 2018)
    Running Mate: Angela Walker


    Last edited by Emmeth; 22-06-2020, 06:10 AM.

  • #2
    Mark Sanford has withdrawn from the race 68 days after declaring his candidacy.

    Hillary Clinton is very unlikely to run, while Michael Bloomberg is very likely to run.


    • #3
      "I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America."


      • #4
        Honestly, most of the democrat field is full of insincere billionaires that are trying to cover for their own business interests.

        A lot of their foreign policy seems to be a repeat of the Obama era which isn't exactly appealing.

        Some of the candidates aren't really backing any sort of change to the healthcare system.

        For that reason the only two candidates I'm really even considering are Bernie and Gabbard. The rest come off like robots that don't hold up to scrutiny.


        • #5
          I agree with that, but I would support any of them over Trump.


          • #6
            how many spaghetti sauce cans can Biden balance on his blonde legs?


            • #7
              Julian Castro dropped out of the race January 2, 2020.


              • #8

                Marianne Williamson has dropped out of the race.


                • #9

                  Cory Booker pulls out of the race.


                  • #10

                    John Delaney drops out.


                    • #11
                      Donald Trump for first United States Emperor.


                      • #12
                        Michael Bennet and Andrew Yang has both dropped out of the race. There are 9 major democratic candidates left.


                        • #13
                          Deval Patrick dropped out yesterday, leaving 8 major democratic candidates.

                          As of right now Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are polling the best, with Warren, Biden and Klobuchar following suit. Bloomberg is gaining traction, while Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer are polling the worst.


                          • #14
                            Urgh, I get the feeling Trump is just going to win again, the Democrats are too busy sabotaging each other for any of them to really look good.

                            Of course I'd say Bernie is probably the best option left but the vote being split between so many candidates isn't doing this any favours.

                            But yeah I feel like Trump is just going to win again because everyone who voted for him seems to have no problems with what he's done and no amount of smearing seems to make a difference with how people see him, he's mocked disabled people, been a sexist pig on multiple occasions and everything else but still in office regardless.

                            Meanwhile people on the side of the Democrats will drop a candidate because they said a bad word one time.

                            And then there's Fox News and the bile people lap up from it, like how Bernie is racist because he lives in Vermont...

                            Oh well....at least there'll be memes...


                            • #15
                              Dems need to rally behind whoever becomes the nomination, and from watching on Twitter there seems to be some movement for that. Bloomberg is the only one that dems seem to have mixed feelings about voting on, understandably.