2020 USA Votes

How America Elects

What is a nominating convention?
It wasn’t until 1832 that parties held conventions to select their candidates.
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:06 PM
America's Presidents
See all the men who held the highest office in the land, from George Washington to Donald Trump.
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Sat, 08/01/2020 - 01:57 PM
Voter Sup
Why would anyone want to discourage voting? To keep an opponent's supporters away from the polls.
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Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:49 PM
What Does it Mean to Vote by Mail?
Mail-in ballots have become a political issue in the 2020 presidential election due to health risks posed by the coronavirus
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Thu, 07/30/2020 - 04:13 PM
FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo voting stations are set up in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for…
When US voters go to the polls in a Presidential election, they're actually voting for a slate of electors vowing to cast their ballots for that ticket in the Electoral College.
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Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:58 PM
Youth Voters
Young voters span two generations -- older Gen Z voters and younger Millennial voters. 
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Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:57 PM
A $100 bill next to a 'Vote' button
Once you've declared your candidacy, you're officially on the path to becoming president. To get any further, you'll need to start raising money. But from where?
US Voting Qualifications
To vote in the U.S. presidential election, a potential voter must be a U.S. citizen, be 18 years old on or before Election Day and meet residency requirements, which vary from state to state.
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Sat, 08/01/2020 - 04:26 PM
The job is open only to those who meet the qualifications spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
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Sat, 08/01/2020 - 01:53 PM
Political Turnaround
The modern political landscape is now almost a reverse image of the one that existed more than a century ago
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Sat, 08/01/2020 - 01:55 PM
From left, Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer are seen ahead of their debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Feb. 7, 2020.
Now that you've entered the presidential race, how can you tell if you're succeeding? One way is through polls, which measure public opinion.
Since 1852, every U.S. president has been a member of one of the country's two major political parties: the Republican Party or the Democratic Party