The 2020 Presidential Election

The 2020 Election Year has begun. Wyoming Rising is committed to helping you understand the election process and the candidates. This page will be continually updated as the year progresses – we hope you will bookmark it and return frequently.

The 2020 Presidential Election

Key Upcoming Dates:

  • February 3, 2020: Iowa caucuses
  • February 11, 2020: New Hampshire primary
  • March 3, 2020: Super Tuesday primaries
  • July 13-16, 2020: Democratic National Convention
  • August 24-27, 2020: Republican National Convention

• Democratic Party

The Democratic Party will select its presidential nominee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The convention is being held from July 13-16, 2020.

Prior to the national convention, individual state caucuses and primaries are held to allocate convention delegates. These delegates, along with superdelegates who come from the party leadership, vote at the convention to select the nominee. In 2016, a Democratic presidential candidate needed support from at least 2,383 delegates to secure the nomination.

As of December 2019, the following Democratic elected officials and notable public figures are running in the primary:

Interviews with Democratic candidates:

• Republican Party

The Republican Party will select its presidential nominee at the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The convention is being held from August 24-27, 2020.

Prior to the national convention, individual state caucuses and primaries are held to allocate convention delegates. These delegates vote at the convention to select the nominee.

Incumbent President Donald Trump (R) filed for re-election on January 20, 2017, the day of his inauguration. As of December 2019 the following four Republican elected officials and notable public figures are running in the primary:

• Third Party Candidates

Resources to learn more:

  • Ballotpedia: Neutral, accurate, and verifiable information on government officials, political issues and public policy, elections, and candidates.
  • Indivisible: The Indivisible Project’s mission is to cultivate a grassroots movement of literally thousands of local Indivisible groups to elect progressive leaders, realize bold progressive policies, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.
  • Candidates on the issues.  A useful page that includes updates on campaign donations.
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