The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election and the voters will select presidential electors who will either elect a new president and vice president or re-elect the incumbents. The US Presidential Elections 2020 date is one of the biggest in the United States calendar.
To win the election, a candidate needs to receive at least 270 votes but if no candidates reach this total, it will fall on the United States House of Representatives to select from three candidates who will be the next president of the United States.
The presidential primary elections are expected to take place in the first six months of 2020. This serves as a nomination process to determine a party's presidential nominee and his/her vice presidential running mate.
Incumbent president, Donald Trump, has already started his re-election campaign but is he the favourite to continue as the president of the United States in 2020? Read on to find out more in our US Presidential Elections 2020 predictions and for the latest US Presidential Elections 2020 betting odds.
1. US Elections Predictions
The favourite to be elected the next president of the United States, is the current president of the country, Donald Trump. It goes without saying that Trump has been one of the most controversial presidents in history and has divided opinion greatly throughout the country.
There have been growing calls for impeachment from various people and that’s picked up in October 2019. Some of the messages the president has produced on Twitter has left plenty of cause for concern, especially regarding the current crisis in Syria.
Things Trump has done during his presidency which have raised eyebrows include triggering a trade war with China, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, starting negotiations with North Korea and withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Iran nuclear deal among other things.
In September 2019, the House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry alleging abuse of office for political gain. It remains to be seen what the outcome of the injury will be but for now, Trump remains the president of the United States and could do so for another term.
The economy has been doing well under the guidance of Trump and in a Tweet the president said, “Some of the best economic numbers our country has ever experienced are happening right now”.
Many US Presidential Elections 2020 betting tips are backing Trump to continue for a second term and the odds back up that claim. The US Presidential Elections 2020 betting odds have Trump as the favourite to win, priced at 6/5 with Bet365.
Keeping an eye on the US Presidential Elections 2020 polls as we enter 2020 is a good way to follow the action.
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2. US 2020 Elections Odds
When trying to predict who will win the US Presidential Elections 2020, we need to consider the democratic candidates and who will be in the running to challenge for the presidency.
As things stand, there are several US Presidential Elections 2020 democratic candidates but two names stand head and shoulders above the others. The first of those is Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. She is the former Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a current U.S. senator, who was the first female senator in Massachusetts.
Warren was comfortably re-elected in 2018 and in recent polls (September 2018) she was leading the way to become the democratic candidate for the presidency. You can back Warren to win the 2020 Presidential Elections at 9/4 with Bet365.
Next in our US Presidential Elections 2020 predictions we come to another democratic candidate, Joe Biden. The Vice President of the United States between 2009 and 2017, Biden is participating in his third presidential campaign, having failed to win the previous two attempts. Biden has been in the news recently following an investigation into his links with Ukraine but no evidence was found.
This investigation was seen by many people as an attempt to stop his presidential bid and it has become a major political issue. The investigation does not appear to have done Biden’s chances much harm but he has fallen behind Warren in the betting recently. The US Presidential Elections 2020 betting odds have Biden available at 7/1 to win outright.
3. Other Candidates
In terms of other US Presidential Elections 2020 bets, the other candidates are way off the pace. Following Biden in the US Presidential Elections 2020 betting odds we have Bernie Sanders who is out at 22/1, along with Peter Buttigieg and Hilary Clinton.