the 2020 Election in summary

On November 3, Americans raced to the polls to determine the race for the white-house for the years of 2020 through 2024.

There are 34 seats in the US senate up for election, which is enough for the Democrats to have a chance at taking the senate which is currently controlled by the Republicans. States will host legislative elections, and eleven states will also hold elections for governor.

Who can vote, and what will they vote on?

According to senses data there are more than 224 million people of voting age in the United states, and non-white voters will account for over one third of voters in the US. The upcoming elections will determine the democratic candidate who will be taking on Trump. Donald Trump turned inn the paperwork for re-election the day he was inaugurated and has been preparing for re-election ever sense.

There are currently Ten democratic Candidates including Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden the current top three candidates.

Then What?

After the primaries the two parties will hold conventions, which are a mix of political business, theatre, and party in both senses of the word. Delegates will fill a convention center and officially designate their delegate. The convention will have different party members give speeches on their nominee, and the candidates will also give speeches.

What is this electoral collage everyone is talking about?

Alright, this is not an extencive coverage of the electoral collage, if you are looking for one check out this wonderful video by tedx, but I suppose I should explain the general idea of what the electoral collage is.

In it’s most basic form, the electoral collage is a group of 538 people who are elected to pick the president of the united states for the people who elect them. It’s a layer of separation between the voters and the election.

This is where the debate comes from; some people want to vote for the president directly, while others like the buffer which the Electoral Collage provides. Every state gets a different number of electoral votes as depicted in this map of the electoral votes of the US from the National Archives:

ND 3 MI 16 MT 3 ID 4 WA 12 AK 3 NV 6 UT 6 CO 9 AZ 11 NM 5 OK 7 KS 6 NE 5 IA 6 MO 10 MN 10 WI 10 IL 20 AR 6 LA 8 MS 6 AL 9 GA 16 FL 29 TN 11 KY 8 IN 11 OH 18 WV 5 VA 13 DC 3 MD 10 DE 3 NJ 14 PA 20 NY 29 MA 11 CT 7 RI 4 ME 4 NH 4 VT 3 NC 15 SC 9 TX 38 OR 7 CA 55 HI 4 WY 3 SD 3

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