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The United States presidential election of 2020, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn will elect a new president and vice president through the electoral college. The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are likely to be held during the first six months of 2020. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who then in turn elect their party's presidential nominee.
Barring any major change in circumstances, Laura Montez, who was elected in 2016, will be eligible to seek re-election. The winner of the 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
This is the election VP Selina Meyer originally planned on running for before President Hughes resigned and she ran in 2016.
After the hotly contested 2016 presidential election, Laura Montez began serving as Acting President of the United States until the House of Representatives vote on President again, a vote that will be delayed indefinitely as House Speaker Jim Marwood declared that the House will not vote on President again. In the 2018 midterm elections, Marwood was re-elected as Speaker.
In December 2016, President Selina Meyer successfully brokered a deal between Tibet and China, thought the credit was given to her successor, Laura Montez, as Tibet wasn't freed until election day. In October 2018, a leak revealed that Meyer was behind the Tibet deal all along, prompting her to plan on running for President again.
In January 2019, former Congressman Jonah Ryan announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
Republican Party Edit
Presumptive Incumbents Edit
It is the tradition in both parties that potential candidates stand down in deference to the incumbent president.
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Democratic Party Edit
Pending announcement Edit
- Selina Meyer, 45th President of the United States 2016 - 2017; Vice President of the United States 2013 - 2016; U.S. Senator from Maryland 2003 - 2013; candidate for President in 2012 and Democratic presidential nominee in 2016
Expressed interest Edit
Potential candidates Edit
- Tom James, U.S. Senator from Maine 2005 - 2017; Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2016
- Andrew Doyle, Secretary of State since 2017; Vice President of the United States 2016 - 2017; U.S. Senator until 2016
- Owen Pierce, U.S. Representative from Nevada since 2011
- Roger Furlong, Minority House Leader since 2017; U.S. Representative from Ohio; Gubernatorial candidate in 2014
- George Maddox, Secretary of Defense until 2015
House Elections Edit
This election will decide the makeup of the 117th United States Congress.