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2020 Election

On Todays News. What to know for the 2020 Election.


At this point, One presidentail debate has taken place, one was cancelled and the next one will be in a couple of days. The first vice presidnet debate has also taken place between Kamala Haris and Mike Pence. The Republicans are the conservative political party in the US and their candidate in this year’s election is President Donald Trump, who is hoping to secure another four years in power. He has had ups and downs in his term as he has helped the economy, but forgein relations seem to be in decline. The Democrats are the liberal political party in the US and their candidate is Joe Biden, an experienced politician best-known for serving as Barack Obama’s vice president for eight years.

To participate in this election, all you have to do is vote. If you’re a US citizen and you’re 18 or over, you should be eligible to vote in the presidential election, which takes place every four years. However, lots of states have passed laws requiring voters to show identification documents to prove who they are before they can vote. These laws are often put into place by Republicans who say they’re needed to guard against voter fraud. But Democrats accuse them of using this as a form of voter suppression as it is often poorer, minority voters who are unable to provide ID like a driving licence. How people vote is a contentious issue this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some politicians are calling for wider use of postal ballots, but President Trump has said - with very little evidence - that this could result in more voter fraud.


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