November 3, 2020 will be the 59th presidential election in the United States of America.
As every four years, in November, elections will be held which will designate the 538 major voters who will vote for a candidate themselves. This candidate will become president of the United States if he obtains at least the majority of those, that is to say 270 votes.
In the United States there are 250 million people of voting age, according to a 2010 census. The average number of votes cast is around 55% (55.4% in the 2016 elections). Elections are a single round and take place on a single day (Election Day) which will fall on a Friday in 2020…
Anyone can present themselves as a candidate if they meet the conditions defined by the constitution (fifth paragraph of the section of Article II). Be born in the USA, be at least 35 years old,
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The forces involved
There are traditionally two big parties which dominate the political life in the United States: The REPUBLICANS and the DEMOCRATES. Six other parties of which the INDEPENDENTS, the GREEN party, the party PROGRESSISTE OF VERMONT, the LIBERTARIAN party, the party OF WORKING FAMILIES, the NEW YORK INDEPENDENCE party and free candidates who have representatives in either the lower houses, the upper houses, or both. Only one “small” party has a governor, the dependent party. We can also count around 36 other less important political parties or movements.