2020 is election year in the United States. For president Donald Trump is about the Reelection, in Florida he recently announced his motto for his second term: On “Make America Great Again ”follows“ Keep America Great “. There seems to be little resistance to Trump within the Republican Party, so far there is only one opponent from within the ranks.
In complete contrast to the Democrats, where more than 20 applicants already apply for the Presidential election Announced in 2020. The most prominent candidates include the former vice president Joe Biden, the last competitor of Hillary-Clinton Primaries, Bernie Sanders, and the current mayor of new York, Bill de Blasio.
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When do they find Primaries in the United States instead of?
The Primaries to Presidential election in the United States usually take place in the election year between January and June. When exactly, each state or administrative zone regulates itself. Traditionally, the states hold Iowa and New Hampshire first Primaries from.
These are the confirmed dates of the 2020 presidential primaries:
• February 03, 2020: Iowa
• February 04, 2020: new York (Primary could be postponed to April 28th.)
• February 11, 2020: New Hampshire
• February 22, 2020: Nevada
• February 29, 2020: South Carolina
• March 03, 2020: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, CaliforniaMaine Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, OklahomaTennessee Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Democrats Abroad (Official association of eligible Democrats living abroad)
• March 10, 2020: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Washington
• March 17, 2020: Arizona, Florida, Illinois
• March 24, 2020: Georgia
• April 04, 2020: Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana
• April 07, 2020: Wisconsin
• April 28, 2020: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
• May 02, 2020: Kansas
• May 05, 2020: Indiana
• May 12, 2020: Nebraska, West Virginia
• May 19, 2020: Kentucky, Oregon
• June 02, 2020: Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota
• June 07, 2020: Puerto Rico (Primary could be brought forward to March 29th.)
• June 16, 2020: Washington, D.C.
Dates for the state Wyoming as well as for the outside areas American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Virgin Islands are not confirmed yet.
Dates of the Pre-election campaign in the United States
Before the actual Primaries there are several duels in which the applicants present themselves to the electorate and announce their positions. In total, the Democrats will hold twelve such “primary debates”, six of them in 2019. Since there have so far been only one opposing candidate among the Republicans Donald Trump there are no duels scheduled.
These are the previously known dates for the Pre-election campaign:
• June 26 and 27, 2019:
First part of the first democratic TV debate
• June 30 and 31, 2019:
Part two of the Democrats’ first TV debate
• July 30 and 31, 2019:
Second Democratic TV debate
• September 12 and 13, 2019: Third Democratic TV debate
• October 2019: Fourth TV debate by the Democrats
• November 2019: Fourth TV debate by the Democrats
• December 2019: Fourth TV debate by the Democrats
• February 3, 2020: begin the Primaries in Iowa
• July 13 to 16, 2020: At the Democratic National Convention, the Party congress the Democratic Party in Milwaukee, the delegates determine their presidential candidate.
• August 24-27, 2020: About a month later, the Republicans officially designate their candidate at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.
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No Primaries with the republicans?
The Republicans have alongside President Donald Trump only one candidate positioned so far. But all the louder: the 73-year-old Bill Weld designated a possible one Reelection Trumps as a “political tragedy”. The former governor of Massachusetts however, no serious opportunities are included. For this, the president enjoys popularity ratings that are 90 percent too high among Republican supporters.
If it stays that way, the Republicans could turn up Primaries waive – provided William Weld is the only opposing candidate to withdraw his candidacy. Most recently, ex-president stepped in George W. Bush as the only Republican party candidate in the United States Election campaign to Presidential election 2004. Bush succeeded Reelection then against the democratic challenger John Kerry.
Wide range of applicants to the Democrats
It only took four weeks for the incumbent president to just get in White House moved in Election campaign for his Reelection 2020 started. The day he took office on January 20, 2017 was enough Donald Trump the documents for his participation in the Presidential election 2020 with the federal electoral authority. The Republican served as early as no US president before him Reelection.
Many applicants have already positioned themselves among the Democrats, the Trumps Reelection want to prevent. The first democrat was enough John K. Delaney his candidature in late July 2017. The Congressman represents the US state Maryland in the House of Representatives. Since then, more than 20 candidates have announced themselves as challengers for the presidency.
These are the previously confirmed candidates for the Democratic Party:
• Joe Biden, US Vice President under ex-president Barack Obama
• Bernie Sanders, Senator out Vermont
• Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City
• Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend (Indiana)
• Elizabeth Warren, Senator out Massachusetts
• Kamala Harris, Senator out California
• Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman from Texas
• Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator out new York
• Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana
• John K. Delaney, former congressman Maryland
• Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman Hawaii
• Mike Gravel, former senator from Alaska
• Tim Ryan, Congressman from Ohio
• Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio (Texas) and youngest member of the cabinet Obama
• Joe Sestak, former congressman Pennsylvania
• Marianne Williamson, Author and activist
• Michael Bennet, Senator out Colorado
• Seth Moulton, Congressman from Massachusetts
• Amy Klobuchar, Senator out Minnesota
• Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
• Cory Booker, Senator out New Jersey
• John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado
• Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar (Florida)
• Andrew Yang, lawyer and entrepreneur from Manhattan
• Tom Steyer, Hedge fund manager
These are the most promising Democratic candidates for the Presidential election 2020.
What role do donations play in Pre-election campaign?
Tax regulations are a major reason why many candidates announce their candidature two years before the election. Larger donations and expenses for the Election campaign are in the United States only allowed after submitting an official declaration of candidacy. The earlier this is submitted, the more time the candidates have to collect money and spend it on the costly campaign.
How do they work Primaries?
The Election process the Primaries in the United States is complex. In a multi-stage process spanning several months, the political parties vote on their candidate for the upcoming one Presidential election from. In 2020 this will take place on November 3.
To this end, in all 50 states, in Washington and in the outskirts of the United States Elections (the so-called primaries) or meetings (the so-called caucuses) are held. A distinction is made between open and closed primaries. In addition, there are both primaries and caucuses in some states.
Bound and Unbound Delegates
Both Primaries US citizens indirectly decide whom to send to the presidential race. That is, they designate delegates from their state, who are then on the Party congress of their party (the Democratic or Republican National Convention) elect the respective presidential candidate. The so-called tied delegates are expected to vote in accordance with the will of voters in their home country.
In addition to the bound delegates, there are also unbound delegates in both parties. The term “super delegate” has established itself above all with the democratic party, although it is now also used for unattached delegates of the republican party.
The super-delegates are high-ranking party members, i.e. mostly current or former incumbents and party leaders. You are free to choose your own favorite and therefore free. In the democratic party, super-delegates make up almost 15 percent of all party delegates. Republicans consider the three party leaders in a state or territory to be unattached delegates.
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