Politics in the USA is so complex, convoluted and yet controversial at the same time that it can be hard to keep up, no matter which party or candidate you support. This year, election season is proceeding amidst the existing COVID-19 pandemic, which means that public political awakening is as high as it could be.
With the stakes as high as they are, both the GOP and Democrat parties are sprinting to ensure the best possible outcome for their parties. However, the Democrats are definitely under a lot more pressure, since the core question this election season is whether it can unseat President Trump and the current Republican government.
Here’s what you need to know about how the 2020 presidential race is shaping up in 2020.
Who’s in The Lead?
At the time this blog was written, Biden had secured a clear national lead, with a whopping 11 percent difference between himself and President Trump. With Joe Biden at 53% on 11th October and Donald Trump at 42; it seems that the majority vote could go to Joe Biden in 2020.
However, as the 2016 election showed us, the popular vote isn’t necessarily representative of who actually wins. The electoral college system skews the majority vote, because people voting in the elections technically vote for electors. These electors then cast their vote.
In most states, the party that gets the majority votes usually gets all the elector votes as well, which is why it’s essential that these battleground states be won over by each candidate.
However, in 2020 Trump is only leading in Texas and Georgia right now. Although his lead in Texas is decent, which can win him 38 electoral college votes; the rest of it isn’t looking too good for him.
The 2020 Presidential Debate Controversies
In the most recent of presidential election controversies, the first presidential debate has been called “chaotic” and “bitter” by mainstream media. While concrete policy debate remained light, the two candidates traded plenty of insults, with Biden interrupting Trump by saying, “Will you shut up, man?”
Trump told Biden to “Keep yapping” as he continued his tirade against Biden’s apparent lack of active work in American politics. In one of the tensest moments of the debate, Biden told Trump to denounce a group called the Proud Boys, which President Trump did not explicitly do.
Clearly, relations between the GOP and the Democrats candidates are nothing short of hostile, which could be one of the reasons why President Trump has now backed out of even a virtual debate, although that was not the publicly cited reason.
You can watch the whole thing play out here.
The Voter’s Guide
In all of this conflict and controversy, there’s still a lot of confusion about how voting is going to work. Early voting has already begun in multiple states, although the limitations for drop-off ballots have been increased. Most voters have registered by now, although 20 states plus the capital allow same-day voter registration on Election day.
However, with COVID-19 still a concern, make sure you check out whether you can perform absentee or mail-in voting in your state and county. Voting early is also one way that you can protect yourself from large crowds. After all, who wants to stand in long lines on the most stressful political day in four years?
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