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US election 2020: A really simple guide. RhinoSpike : English Audio : Hello, my name is Madison. Test Your Election I.Q. Two of the past three U.S. presidents—Donald Trump and George W.

Test Your Election I.Q.

Bush—were elected to their position without winning the popular vote. How does this happen? It has to do with the Electoral College. Each state has a number of electors equal to its total number of senators and representatives. For example, Illinois has 18 representatives and 2 senators, so it has 20 electors. In most states, the candidate who wins the popular vote gets all of that state’s electoral votes. But sometimes, a candidate can win the popular vote of a big state—and take that state’s large number of electoral votes—by a very small margin.

To better understand how the Electoral College works, check out our interactive Electoral College map here. Kamala Harris speech at the Democratic Convention. President Donald Trump Full Acceptance Speech at 2020 Republican National Convention. Joe Biden speech at the Democratic Convention. 2020 Presidential Candidate Positions on 67 Issues - 2020 Presidential Election Site - Privacy Preference Center When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings.

Manage Consent Preferences Always Active These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. California Prepares for the Presidential Election. On November 3, Americans will elect a United States President.

California Prepares for the Presidential Election

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, a Democrat, is running against Republican President Donald J. Trump, who hopes to win a second term. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed more than 156,500 lives in the U.S., many people are asking: “Will we be able to vote safely?” In my home state of California, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order making mail-in voting available to all of the state’s registered voters. I recently spoke with John Leopold, who represents the First District on the Board of Supervisors in Santa Cruz County. In the past, only absentee voters would receive a ballot by mail. Election 2020. Pbslearningmedia. Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate.

On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced that Kamala Harris will be his running mate in the 2020 US election for president.

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate

If Mr. Biden is elected, Ms. Harris will become the first woman and the first person of color to serve as vice-president. Joe Biden, who was vice-president under President Barack Obama, has been chosen by the Democratic party to face US President Donald Trump in November’s election. Getting Closer to the White House – Speakeasy News. From a diverse field of almost thirty candidates, the campaign to find the Democratic candidate to oppose Donald Trump in November's election has narrowed to a choice between frontrunners representing the left and the right of the party.

Getting Closer to the White House – Speakeasy News

The 2016 Democratic primary season started with just three candidates, including two rather atypical frontrunners: Hillary Clinton, who would become the first woman to win the endorsement of a major party for the presidential, and Bernie Sanders, a 73-year-old avowedly socialist independent Senator for Vermont. 2019 started out with a plethora of candidates of all skin and political colours and even the first openly gay candidate. But five weeks in, it's down to two elderly white men, although with very different views.

(Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is still a candidate, but with only 2 of more than 1600 delegates already allotted, it would take a miracle for her to win the candidacy.) America First. Joe Biden For President 2020. Obama Campaign Ad: Read My Plan. Joe Biden: six key policies from his 2020 presidential campaign. Intermediate English Listening - Electing a U.S. President. Where Biden and Trump stand on key issues. The Presidential Election - How to Become President - Social Studies. Coronavirus : Trump suggère une « injection » de désinfectant ou des UV contre le Covid-19, des médecins horrifiés. N’essayez pas ça à la maison.

Coronavirus : Trump suggère une « injection » de désinfectant ou des UV contre le Covid-19, des médecins horrifiés

Réagissant à une étude – très préliminaire – selon laquelle la chaleur, l’humidité et les rayons du soleil affaibliraient le coronavirus, Donald Trump a réfléchi à voix haute, jeudi, sur de possibles traitements à bases d’UV et de désinfectants. Des médecins ont aussitôt alerté sur les risques d’empoisonnement, comme cela s’est déjà produit avec de l’automédication à la chloroquine.

Docteur Trump: "Supposons qu'on frappe le corps avec des UV ou une lumière forte (...) et supposons qu'on amène la lumière à l'intérieur du corps à travers la peau (...) Et il y a le désinfectant... est-ce qu'on pourrait faire qqch avec une injection? "