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2020 United States presidential election

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538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout66.7% Increase (preliminary)[4]
  Joe Biden 2013.jpg Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Joe Biden Donald Trump
Party Democrat Republican
Home state Delaware Florida[b]
Running mate Kamala Harris Mike Pence
Electoral vote 306[c] 232[c]
States carried 25 + DC + NE-02 25 + ME-02
Popular vote 81,268,867 74,216,747
Percentage 51.3% 46.9%

The 2020 electoral map results: Blue shows states won by Biden/Harris. Red shows states won by Trump/Pence.

President before election

Donald Trump

Elected President

Joe Biden

The 2020 United States presidential election happened on November 3, 2020. Voters selected presidential electors who then voted on December 14, 2020[6] to either elect a new President and Vice President or re-elect the incumbents. On November 7, most news agencies said that Joe Biden won the election and became the president-elect of the United States. He was inaugurated on January 20, 2021 at midday when he raised his right hand to say the oath of office.

Donald Trump, the 45th President, started a campaign to be President for four more years in the Republican primaries. Several state Republican Party organizations cancelled their primaries in a show of support for his candidacy.[7] He became the presumptive nominee in March 2020.

Twenty-seven major candidates started campaigns for the Democratic nomination. This was the largest number of candidates for any political party in modern-day American politics. In April 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden became the presumptive nominee after beating Senator Bernie Sanders. In August 2020, Biden picked U.S. Senator and former 2020 candidate Kamala Harris as his running mate.[8]

Some issues of the election included the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which killed over 220,000 Americans at the time of the election; protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd and other black Americans; the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, and the Affordable Care Act, with Biden wanting to protect and expand it and Trump pushing for ending it.[9]

After the election, Donald Trump filed over 40 lawsuits against states and politicians. The lawsuits said that the election was not fair. Almost all of the lawsuits failed in court because Trump could not prove what he said.[10][11] In some states, the votes were counted again, which still showed that Biden won.[12] After the electors voted for Biden on December 14, Trump tried other ways to overturn the election results.[13] When the electoral votes were counted in Congress on January 6-7, some Republicans voted not to count votes from certain states.[14]


The 2020 U.S. presidential election was the first time all members of the millennial generation were able to vote. The age group of people in the 18 to 45-year-old area was 40 percent of those able to vote in 2020.

The United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on December 18, 2019, making him the third president in American history to be impeached.[15] He was acquitted by the United States Senate on February 5, 2020.[16]

Mail voting

More people voted by mail in the United States, with 25% of voters nationwide mailing their ballots in 2016 and 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 means there has been an increase in mail voting because of the possible danger of large groups at polling places.[17] For the 2020 election, a state-by-state analysis found that 76% of Americans are eligible to vote by mail in 2020, a record number. The analysis predicted that 80 million ballots could be cast by mail in 2020—more than double the number in 2016.[18] The Postal Service sent a letter to multiple states in July 2020, warning that the service would not be able to meet the state's deadlines for requesting and casting last-minute absentee ballots.[19]

President Trump was critical of voting by mail saying that it would make it easier for voter fraud to happen.[20] Many people dropped their votes in voting boxes in their voting places instead of going to the polls.[21]

Republican Party

See also: 2020 Republican Party presidential primaries


Republican Party (United States)
2020 Republican Party ticket
Donald Trump Mike Pence
for President for Vice President
Donald Trump official portrait.jpg
Mike Pence official Vice Presidential portrait.jpg
President of the United States
Vice President of the United States

Other candidates

Candidates in this section are sorted by state ballot access
Bill Weld Joe Walsh Rocky De La Fuente Zoltan Istvan Mark Sanford
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Congressman Joe Walsh, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host (cropped).jpg
Roque De La Fuente (cropped).jpg
Zoltan Istvan public profile photo (cropped).jpg
Mark Sanford (12370) (cropped).jpg
2016 Libertarian vice presidential nominee
68th Governor of Massachusetts
U.S. Representative from Illinois
Reform nominee for President in 2016
Transhumanist U.S. Representative from South Carolina
(1995–2001, 2013–2019)
68th Governor
Bill Weld campaign 2020.png
FEC filing[22]
Joe Walsh 2020 Logo-black.svg
FEC filing[23]
Rocky De La Fuente 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
FEC filing[24]
FEC filing[25] Mark Sanford without slogan.png
FEC filing[26]
Exploratory Committee: February 15, 2019
Announced: April 15, 2019
Suspended: March 18, 2020
Announced: August 25, 2019
Suspended: February 7, 2020
Endorsed Joe Biden (Democrat)[27]
Announced: May 16, 2019 Announced: November 18, 2019
Suspended: March 12, 2020
Announced: September 8, 2019
Suspended: November 12, 2019
1 delegate
286,564 votes
169,713 votes 73,119 votes 14,291 votes 4,258 votes
[28][29] [30][31] [32] [33][34] [35][36]

Convention site

On July 20, 2018, the Republican National Convention chose Charlotte, North Carolina as the site for their 2020 national convention. The convention was held between August 24 to 27.[37] In June 2020, the convention location was moved to Jacksonville, Florida over COVID-19 health measures.

National polling

Polling Aggregation
Source of poll aggregation Date
Other and
270 to Win Feb 19, 2020 Feb 18 – 19, 2020 91.0% 5.0% -
RealClearPolitics Feb 11, 2020 Dec 10, 2019 – Feb 11, 2020 89.3% 4.0% 3.5%
Average 90.2% 4.5% 3.5% 1.8%

Democratic Party

See also: 2020 Democratic Party vice presidential candidate selection


See also: 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries
Democratic Party (United States)
2020 Democratic Party ticket
Joe Biden Kamala Harris
for President for Vice President
Joe Biden (49404622558) (cropped).jpg
Kamala Harris April 2019.jpg
47th Vice President of the United States
U.S. Senator from California
Biden Harris logo.svg

Withdrawn candidates

Candidates in this section are sorted by date of withdrawal from the primaries
Bernie Sanders Tulsi Gabbard Elizabeth Warren Michael Bloomberg Amy Klobuchar Pete Buttigieg Tom Steyer
Bernie Sanders March 2020 (cropped).jpg
Tulsi Gabbard (48011616441) (cropped).jpg
Elizabeth Warren by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Michael Bloomberg by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Amy Klobuchar by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Pete Buttigieg by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Tom Steyer by Gage Skidmore.jpg
U.S. senator from Vermont
U.S. representative from VT-AL
U.S. representative from HI-02
U.S. senator from Massachusetts
Mayor of New York City, New York
CEO of Bloomberg L.P.
U.S. senator from Minnesota
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
Hedge fund manager
Founder of Farallon Capital and Beneficial State Bank
Bernie Sanders 2020 logo.svg Tulsi Gabbard logo.svg Elizabeth Warren 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Mike Bloomberg 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Pete for America logo (Strato Blue).svg Tom Steyer 2020 logo (black text).svg
Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign
W: April 8, 2020

8,466,161 votes
1,007 delegates

W: March 19, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
191,459 votes
2 delegates

W: March 5, 2020

2,607,928 votes
58 delegates

W: March 4, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
2,422,368 votes
43 delegates

W: March 2, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
494,695 votes
7 delegates

W: March 1, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
855,014 votes
21 delegates

W: February 29, 2020

248,875 votes

[38][39] [40][41] [42][43] [44][45] [46][47] [48][49] [50][51]
Deval Patrick Michael Bennet Andrew Yang John Delaney Cory Booker Marianne Williamson Julián Castro
Deval Patrick 2016.jpg
Michael Bennet by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Andrew Yang by Gage Skidmore.jpg
John Delaney by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Cory Booker by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Marianne Williamson November 2019.jpg
Julian Castro 2019 crop.jpg
Governor of Massachusetts
U.S. senator from Colorado
Founder of Venture for America
U.S. representative from MD-06
U.S. senator from New Jersey
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
Founder of Project Angel Food
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
Devallogo2020.png Michael Bennet 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Andrew Yang 2020 logo.svg John Delaney 2020 logo.svg Cory Booker 2020 Logo.svg Marianne Williamson 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Julian Castro 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign
W: February 12, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
19,630 votes

W: February 11, 2020

42,322 votes

W: February 11, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
108,313 votes

W: January 31, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
15,985 votes

W: January 13, 2020

(endorsed Biden)
28,913 votes

W: January 10, 2020

(endorsed Sanders)
21,437 votes

W: January 2, 2020

(endorsed Warren)
36,277 votes

[52][53] [54][55] [56][57] [58][59] [60][61] [62][63] [64][65]
Kamala Harris Steve Bullock Joe Sestak Wayne Messam Beto O'Rourke Tim Ryan Bill de Blasio
Kamala Harris April 2019.jpg
Steve Bullock by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Joe Sestak August 2019 (3) (cropped).jpg
Wayne Messam by Marc Nozell (cropped).jpg
Beto O'Rourke April 2019.jpg
Tim Ryan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Bill de Blasio by Gage Skidmore.jpg
U.S. senator from California
Attorney General of California
Governor of Montana
Attorney General of Montana
U.S. representative from PA-07
Former Vice Admiral of the United States Navy
Mayor of Miramar, Florida
U.S. representative from TX-16
U.S. representative from OH-13
U.S. representative from OH-17
Mayor of New York City, New York
Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Steve Bullock 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg N/A Wayne Messam 2020 presidential campaign logo.png Beto O'Rourke 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Timryan2020.png Bill de Blasio 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign
W: December 2, 2019

(became Biden's VP)
844 votes

W: December 3, 2019

(endorsed Biden)
549 votes

W: December 1, 2019

(endorsed Klobuchar)
5,251 votes

W: November 19, 2019

0 votes[e]

W: November 1, 2019

(endorsed Biden)
1 vote[e]

W: October 24, 2019

(endorsed Biden)
0 votes[e]

W: September 20, 2019

(endorsed Sanders)
0 votes[e]

[66][67] [68][69] [70][71] [72][73] [74][75] [76][77] [78][79]
Kirsten Gillibrand Seth Moulton Jay Inslee John Hickenlooper Mike Gravel Eric Swalwell Richard Ojeda
Kirsten Gillibrand August 2019.jpg
Seth Moulton August 2019.jpg
Jay Inslee by Gage Skidmore.jpg
John Hickenlooper by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mike Gravel cropped.png
Eric Swalwell (48016282941) (cropped).jpg
MAJ Richard Ojeda.jpg
U.S. senator from New York
U.S. representative from NY-20
U.S. representative from MA-06
Governor of Washington
U.S. representative from WA-01
U.S. representative from WA-04
Governor of Colorado
Mayor of Denver, Colorado
U.S. senator from Alaska
U.S. representative from CA-15
West Virginia state senator from WV-SD07
Gillibrand 2020 logo.png Seth Moulton 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg Jay Inslee 2020 logo3.png John Hickenlooper 2020 presidential campaign logo.png Gravel Mg web logo line two color.svg Eric Swalwell 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg N/A
Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign
W: August 28, 2019

(endorsed Biden)
0 votes[e]

W: August 23, 2019

(endorsed Biden)
0 votes[e]

W: August 21, 2019

1 vote[e]

W: August 15, 2019

(endorsed Bennet)
1 vote[e]

W: August 6, 2019

(endorsed Gabbard and Sanders)
0 votes[e]

W: July 8, 2019

0 votes[e]

W: January 25, 2019

0 votes[e]

[80][81] [82][83] [84][85] [86][87] [88][89] [90][91] [92][93]

Convention site

The 2020 Democratic National Convention happened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 13–16, 2020.[94][95]

National polling

Polling aggregates
Source of poll aggregation Date updated Dates polled Biden Sanders Undecided[f]
270toWin Mar 19, 2020 Mar 11–18, 2020 [g] 55.0% 34.4% 10.6%
FiveThirtyEight Mar 19, 2020 Mar 8-17, 2020 [h] 51.5% 32.6% 15.9%
RealClear Politics Mar 19, 2020 Mar 8–16, 2020 55.7% 35.3% 9.0%
Average 54.1% 34.1% 11.8%

General election polling

Trump vs. Biden

Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden
Source of poll aggregation Dates administered Dates updated Joe Biden Donald Trump Other/Undecided[i] Margin
270 to Win Oct 14–18, 2020 Oct 20, 2020 50.0% 43.6% 6.4% Biden +6.4
RealClear Politics Oct 6–19, 2020 Oct 21, 2020 50.6% 43.1% 6.3% Biden +7.5
FiveThirtyEight until Oct 20, 2020 Oct 21, 2020 52.1% 42.2% 5.7% Biden +9.9
Average 50.9% 43.0% 6.1% Biden +7.9

4-way race

Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden vs. Jo Jorgensen vs. Howie Hawkins
Source of poll aggregation Dates administered Dates updated Joe Biden Donald Trump Jo Jorgensen Howie Hawkins Other/Undecided[j] Margin
270 to Win Oct 16–21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020 50.2% 42.4% 1.8% 0.8% 4.8% Biden +7.8
RealClear Politics Oct 15 – Oct 20, 2020 Oct 21, 2020 50.5% 43.0% 2.5% 0.8% 3.2% Biden +7.5

Libertarian Party

Though Jacob Hornberger won the most primaries and received the most votes, Jo Jorgensen was chosen as the party's presidential nominee on the night of May 23, 2020, after four rounds of voting.[96]


2020 Libertarian Party ticket
Jo Jorgensen Spike Cohen
for President for Vice President
Jo Jorgensen (cropped).jpg
Spike Cohen by Gage Skidmore (crop 1).jpg
Senior Lecturer at Clemson University Podcaster and businessman
Jo Jorgensen 2020 campaign logo 2.png

Withdrawn candidates

Candidates in this section are sorted by date of withdrawal
Jacob Hornberger Vermin Supreme John Monds James P. Gray Adam Kokesh Dan Behrman
Jacob Hornberger by Gage Skidmore (cropped) (2).jpg
Vermin Supreme August 2019.jpg
Jim Gray.jpg
Kokesh2013 (cropped).jpg
Dan-taxation-is-theft-behrman (cropped).jpg
Founder and President of the Future of Freedom Foundation Performance artist, activist, and political satirist Former President of the
Grady County, Georgia NAACP
Former presiding judge for the
Superior Court of Orange County, California
Libertarian and anti-war political activist Software engineer and podcaster
Jacob Hornberger 2020 campaign logo.png Vermin Supreme 2020 - Free Ponies For All - Campaign Logo.jpg N/A N/A N/A Dan Behrman 2020 campaign logo.png
N/A Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign N/A
W: May 23, 2020
8,986 votes
236 first round delegates
W: May 23, 2020
4,288 votes
171 first round delegates
W: May 23, 2020
1 vote
147 first round delegates
W: May 23, 2020
42 votes
98 first round delegates
W: May 23, 2020
2,728 votes
77 first round delegates
W: May 23, 2020
2,337 votes
0 first round delegates
[96] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100]
Sam Robb Justin Amash Ken Armstrong Lincoln Chafee Max Abramson Kim Ruff
Sam Robb Campaign Photo for 2020 Election (cropped).jpg
Justin Amash official photo (cropped).jpg
Ken Armstrong POTUS46 Headshot.jpg
Lincoln Chafee (14103606100 cc56e38ddd h).jpg
Max suit small (cropped).jpg
Software engineer and author
Former naval officer
U.S. representative
from MI-03
U.S. Coast Guard
commissioned officer
Governor of Rhode Island
U.S. Senator from Rhode Island

New Hampshire State Representative
(2014–2016; 2018–present)
Vice chair of the
LPRadical Caucus
Sam Robb Campaign Logo for 2020 candidacy.png N/A N/A N/A Max Abramson 2020 logo.png RuffPhillips 2020 campaign logo.png
Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign Campaign N/A
W: May 23, 2020
1,943 votes
0 first round delegates
W: May 17, 2020
3 votes
17 first round delegates
W: April 29, 2020
3,509 votes
0 first round delegates
W: April 5, 2020
294 votes
1 (write-in) first round delegate
W: March 3, 2020
2,052 votes
0 first round delegates
W: January 11, 2020
3,045 votes
0 first round delegates
[100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105]

Convention site

On December 10, 2017, the Libertarian National Committee chose Austin, Texas as the site of their 2020 national convention. The convention was going to be held there between May 22–25, 2020.[106][107] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held through an online convention from May 22 to May 24.[108]

Green Party


Green Party (United States)
2020 Green Party ticket
style="width:3em; font-size:135%; background:Template:Green Party (United States)/meta/color; width:200px;"|Howie Hawkins style="width:3em; font-size:135%; background:Template:Green Party (United States)/meta/color;"|Angela Walker
for President for Vice President
Hawkins 2010 (1).jpg
Angela Walker (cropped).jpg
Co-founder of the Green Party ATU Local 998 Legislative Director
Howie Hawkins 2020 presidential campaign logo.png

Withdrawn candidates

colspan="6" style="text-align:center; font-size:120%; color:white; background:Template:Green Party (United States)/meta/color;" |Candidates in this section are sorted by popular vote
Dario Hunter
Officially Recognized
Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry Dennis Lambert David Rolde
Officially Recognized
Dario Hunter headshot.jpg
SKCM Curry 2 (cropped).png
Dennis Lambert (1).jpg
David Rolde (Green Party US) (1).jpg
Member of the Youngstown Board of Education (2016–2020) Activist Documentary Filmmaker Co-chair of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party
Dario Hunter 2020 presidential campaign logo.png N/A N/A N/A
Campaign N/A N/A N/A
3,087 votes
67.5 delegates
2,229 votes
10 delegates
2,029 votes
9 delegates
960 votes
5.5 delegates
[109] [110] [111] [112]

Convention site

The 2020 Green National Convention was held in Detroit, Michigan from July 9-12. Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina were also considered to host the convention.[113]

Minor third party candidates

Party for Socialism and Liberation

Ballot access by state[114][115]      On ballot (14 states + DC, 195 electoral votes)      Write-in (5 states, 77 electoral votes)      Not on ballot
2020 Party for Socialism and Liberation ticket[116][117]
Gloria La Riva Template:Colored text[k]
for President for Vice President
Gloria La Riva at Trump inauguration protest SF Jan 20 2017.jpg Sunil freeman 0593.JPG
Activist and writer from California Author and activist
from the District of Columbia
Additional Party Nominations: Liberty Union Party
Peace and Freedom Party

Alliance Party

Ballot access by state[114][118]      On ballot (16 states, 186 electoral votes)      Write-in (4 states, 43 electoral votes)      Not on ballot
2020 Alliance Party ticket[l][119]
Rocky De La Fuente Darcy Richardson
for President for Vice President
Rocky De La Fuente1 (2) (cropped).jpg LG PICs 2 002.JPG
Businessman and
perennial candidate from California
Author, historian and
political activist from Florida
Rocky De La Fuente 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Additional Party nominations: Reform Party (United States)
Natural Law Party of Michigan
American Independent Party

Constitution Party

Ballot access by state[m][114][121]      On ballot (18 states, 166 electoral votes)      Write-in (4 states, 37 electoral votes)      Not on ballot
2020 Constitution Party ticket[m][122]
Don Blankenship William Mohr
for President for Vice President
Former CEO of Massey Energy
from West Virginia
Chairman of the
U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan
from Michigan
Don Blankenship 2020 presidential campaign logo.jpg

American Solidarity Party

Ballot access by state[114][123]      On ballot (8 states, 66 electoral votes)      Write-in (23 states, 276 electoral votes)      Not on ballot
2020 American Solidarity Party ticket[124][125]
Brian T. Carroll Template:Colored text
for President for Vice President
Brian T. Carroll - head shot .75 aspect ratio.png Amar Right Clean.jpg
Teacher from California Chairman of the ASP
from Illinois
Carroll Patel 2020 Logo.svg

Prohibition Party

Ballot access by state      On ballot      Write-in
Prohibition Party
2020 Prohibition Party ticket[126]
Phil Collins Template:Colored text
for President for Vice President
Former Libertyville Township (IL)
Trustee from Nevada
Former Marine from Georgia

Independent candidates

Various independent candidate campaigns were on the ballot in several states, among the most notable of these are billionaire and child actor Brock Pierce and rapper Kanye West.[127]
Total electoral vote eligibility: 166      On ballot (15 states + DC, 115 electoral votes)[128]      Not on ballot

Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce Karla Ballard
for President for Vice President
Director of the Bitcoin Foundation
and former actor from Puerto Rico
Entrepreneur from Pennsylvania
Brock Pierce Campaign Logo.png
Additional Party nominations: American Shopping Party[131]
Independence Party of New York[132]
Total electoral vote eligibility: 135[n]      On ballot (12 states, 84 electoral votes)[133]      Not on ballot

Kanye West

2020 Birthday Party ticket[n][134][135]
Kanye West Michelle Tidball
for President for Vice President
Kanye West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival-2 (cropped).jpg
Rapper, producer
and fashion designer from Illinois
Preacher from Wyoming
Kanye 2020 Logo.png

Ballot access

Presidential ticket Party Ballot access Votes Percentage
States Electors % of voters
Trump / Pence Republican 50 + DC 538 100%
Biden / Harris Democratic 50 + DC 538 100%
Jorgensen / Cohen Libertarian 50 + DC 538 100%
Hawkins / Walker Green 29 + DC 381 73.8%
La Riva / Freeman Socialism and Liberation 14 + DC 195 37.7%
De La Fuente / Richardson Alliance 16 186 34.6%
Carroll / Patel American Solidarity 8 66 11.1%
  • Candidates in bold are on ballots representing ≥270 electoral votes, without needing write-in states.
  • All other candidates do not have ballot access adding up to more than 270 electoral votes, but have write-in access to at least 270.


Three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate were scheduled.[136] The second presidential debate was cancelled, because Trump was ill with COVID-19.[137] The presidential candidates still debated in the third debate.

Debates for the 2020 U.S. presidential election sponsored by the CPD
No. Date Time Host City Moderator(s) Participants Viewership


P1 September 29, 2020 9:00 p.m. EDT Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio Chris Wallace Donald Trump
Joe Biden
VP October 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. MDT University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Susan Page Mike Pence
Kamala Harris
P2 October 22, 2020 8:00 p.m. CDT Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee Kristen Welker Donald Trump
Joe Biden


Electoral results
Candidates and home states Party Votes
Presidential Home state Vice Presidential Home state Popular Projected Electoral
Joe Biden Delaware Kamala Harris California Democratic 279
Donald Trump (incumbent) Florida Mike Pence Indiana Republican 214
Jo Jorgensen South Carolina Spike Cohen South Carolina Libertarian 0
Howie Hawkins New York Angela Nicole Walker South Carolina style="background:Template:Green Party (United States)/meta/color" | Green 0
Gloria La Riva California Sunil Freeman[o] District of Columbia style="background:Template:Party for Socialism and Liberation/meta/color" | Socialism and Liberation 0
Rocky De La Fuente California Darcy Richardson Florida style="background:Template:Alliance Party (United States)/meta/color" | Alliance 0
Kanye West Wyoming American Independent
Don Blankenship West Virginia William Mohr Michigan style="background:Template:Constitution Party (United States)/meta/color" | Constitution 0
Brock Pierce Puerto Rico Karla Ballard Pennsylvania Independent 0
Kanye West Wyoming Michelle Tidball Wyoming Birthday 0
Brian T. Carroll California Amar Patel Illinois style="background:Template:American Solidarity Party/meta/color" | American Solidarity 0
Alyson Kennedy Texas Malcolm Jarrett Pennsylvania style="background:Template:Socialist Workers Party (United States)/meta/color" | Socialist Workers 0
Bill Hammons Texas Eric Bodenstab Colorado style="background:Template:Unity Party of America/meta/color" | Unity 0
Phil Collins Nevada Billy Joe Parker Georgia style="background:Template:Prohibition Party/meta/color" | Prohibition 0
Dario Hunter Ohio Dawn Neptune Adams Maine Progressive 0
Jade Simmons Texas Claudeliah J. Roze[p] Texas Independent 0
Others 0
100% 493 (out of 538)

After the election

After the election, Trump, and many of his supporters, said that he only lost because of fraud or conspiracies. In early December, only a quarter of Republicans believed that Biden was the real winner of the election.[144] Trump did not accept Biden's win until January 7.[145]


Trump and his lawyers filed over 40 lawsuits after the election, in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Biden won each of these states by a small number of votes.[10][11] Some lawsuits said that states should not allow more time to collect ballots in the mail, and some said that voters should not be allowed to put ballots in drop boxes. Other lawsuits said that election workers did not make sure all signatures were correct.[11] Judges rejected most of the lawsuits because they did not have evidence. The Trump campaign only won one lawsuit.[10]

Many of the lawsuits asked states to remove thousands of votes, and others asked for the states to ignore the results of the election.[11] In December, the Attorney General of Texas filed a lawsuit (Texas v. Pennsylvania) against Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin, in front of the Supreme Court. It asked the court to stop these states from certifying their votes. Over 100 Republicans in the House of Representatives supported it. However, the Supreme Court rejected it and said Texas did not have standing.[146]

Trump campaign tries to overturn the election

After lawsuits failed, Trump said many times that the election was "rigged". From November to January, Trump and his lawyers made phone calls to many election officials, and told them that they should not certify the votes for Biden. In the calls, they said many things which were false.[147] On January 2, Trump called the Georgia Secretary of State and told him that Georgia (where Biden was the winner) should find more votes for Trump, so Trump could win.[148]

Electoral college count

On January 6-7, members of Congress counted the votes of the Electoral College. Some Republican members of Congress signed objections to the votes (they thought the votes should not be counted) from Arizona and Pennsylvania. By the end, seven Republican senators and 138 Republican representatives voted not to count these votes.[149] Half of senators and half of representatives must vote to throw out electoral votes. Congress has never thrown out electoral votes.[150]

While Congress was counting the votes on January 6, Trump supporters broke into the US Capitol building in protest. Members of Congress hid for hours until police forced the protestors to leave.[151]

Related pages


  1. Most states allowed early voting in person or by mail, with the earliest state starting on September 4.[1] Most voters voted before November 3, most of them by mail.[2] Some states allowed votes received by mail to be processed and counted prior to November 3.[3]
  2. Trump's official state of residence was New York in the 2016 election but has since changed to Florida, with his permanent residence switching from Trump Tower to Mar-a-Lago in 2019.[5]
  3. 3.0 3.1 These Electoral College results will be officially tallied by Congress on January 6, 2021.
  4. Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Candidate did not appear on any ballots.
  6. Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined
  7. 270 to Win reports the date each poll was released, not the dates each poll was administered.
  8. Source aggregates polls with a trendline regression of polls rather than a strict average of recent polls.
  9. Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined.
  10. Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined.
  11. Freeman replaced the original vice-presidential nominee, Leonard Peltier, who withdrew for health reasons.[117]
  12. The American Independent Party nominated Rocky De La Fuente for president and Kanye West for vice president.
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Constitution Party of New Mexico instead nominated Sheila "Samm" Tittle for president with David Carl Sandige as her running mate.[120]
  14. 14.0 14.1 West is also on the ballot as the vice-presidential nominee of the American Independent Party in California.
  15. The original vice presidential candidate was Leonard Peltier, who withdrew[117] but remained listed on the ballot in Illinois[140] and Minnesota,[141] and as a write-in candidate in Texas.[142]
  16. In Florida, where Jade Simmons only had write-in access, Melissa Nixon was listed as her vice presidential candidate.[143]


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