The party's delegates then officially nominate a candidate to run on the party's behalf. Much of the convention, including Mr Trump's speech, was virtual and included live speeches from different locations.
 However, in June the Maine Republican Party filed signatures for a veto referendum to ask voters if they want the law repealed and preclude the use of RCV for the 2020 election.
The electoral college system does usually reflect the popular vote – presidents have won the electoral vote while losing the popular vote just five times in US history. Welcome to our growing #LeftUnity campaign! It stands as the most serious known public health scare encountered by any sitting American president in recent history. suggesting that Navy Seals killed a body double of Osama bin Laden. The following major candidates have either: (a) served as vice president, a member of the cabinet, a U.S. senator, a U.S. representative, or a governor, (b) been included in a minimum of five independent national polls, or (c) received substantial media coverage. No, I'm not going to just say yes.  In addition, businessman Rocky De La Fuente also entered the race but was not widely recognized as a major candidate. , The vice presidential debate was held on October 7, 2020, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Following Michael Bennet, Deval Patrick, and Andrew Yang dropping out, Sanders won the Nevada caucuses on February 22.  The third scheduled debate is set to take place on October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. New York and Florida have 29 each. The Republican convention was also a pared-down affair. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. The primary elections are usually indirect elections where voters cast ballots for a slate of party delegates pledged to a particular candidate.
Because of an ongoing lawsuit, the deadlines to request and return a ballot in Wisconsin are subject to change. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, will face off. Pete Buttigieg narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders in Iowa, then Sanders edged out Buttigieg in the February 11, New Hampshire primary.  The trial in the Senate began on January 21, 2020, and ended on February 5, resulting in acquittal by the United States Senate. The first, moderated by Chris Wallace took place on September 29, and was co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. " Senator Jeff Flake claimed in 2017 that Trump was "inviting" a primary challenger by the way he was governing. Sanders issued a statement after the news report, saying in part, "I don't care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president. The other republican running against Trump in Connecticut's Primary", "Joe Walsh to take on Trump in 2020 Republican primary", "Mark Sanford Will Challenge Trump in Republican Primary", "Former SC Gov.  The number of polling places was often greatly reduced due to a shortage of election workers able or willing to work during the pandemic. ", On September 23, 2020, Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transition of power after the election.  However, due to the worsening situation with regards to COVID-19 in Florida, the plans there were cancelled, and the convention was moved back to Charlotte in a scaled-down capacity. That is because when America's founding fathers created the system in 1787, there was no way a presidential candidate could mount a national campaign – and there was little in the way of national identity.  On January 25, 2019, the Republican National Committee unofficially endorsed Trump.