2020 Election

Democrats and Republicans Fight for Votes.


Democrats and Republicans Fight to Defeat Trump.

Maren Rieben, Staff Writer

The 2020 election, held on November 3rd for anyone 18 and older, has 11 Democrats, and 1 Rebuplican not running for President , 17 Democrats and 1 Republican have dropped out and 11 Democrats and 3 Republicans still running.


 The Democrats 10 still running are: Michael Bennett, Joseph Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, And Elizabeth Warren. The 2  Republicans still running are Donald Trump, and  William Weld. The candidates plead their case on why they should be president.  The Republicans are the first to speak. Trump claims “Considering that we have done more than any administration in the first two years, this should be easy. More great things now in the works.” Trump’s greatest accomplishment is a sweeping tax cut. He is also facing serious legal investigations, Trump was recently acquitted.  Issues he is trying to address and things he is trying to do are: restricting immigration and building a wall at the Mexican border, renegotiating or canceling international deals on trade, arms control and climate change, withdrawing American troops from overseas. Joe Walsh claims “We’ve got a guy in the White House who is unfit, completely unfit, to be president and it stuns me that nobody stepped up.” He used to be a Trump supporter but has since become a Trump critic. He has characterized Obama as “Muslim” and “traitor.” Things he is trying to address or things he is trying to do are: Reducing the national debt, restraining executive power, securing the border, defeating Mr. Trump, who he says “can’t be trusted.”

William Weld says “I hope to see the Republican Party assume once again the mantle of being the party of Lincoln.” Weld was on Gary Johnson’s ticket for Vice President back in 2016 Johnson was also  the Libertarian Party’s nominee, and has been leading a “Challenge” campaign against Trump since early 2019. He claims he is a “full critic of Trump.” Things Weld is trying to address or do are:Free  trade and moderate immigration reform, and  has endorsed steps to legalize marijuana.  According to Keeping The Balance, presidents in power can and cannot Keeping the Balance: What a President Can Do and Cannot Do




  1. make treaties with the approval of the Senate.
  2. veto bills and sign bills.
  3. represent our nation in talks with foreign countries.
  4. enforce the laws that Congress passes.
  5. act as Commander-in-Chief during a war.
  6. call out troops to protect our nation against an attack.
  7. make suggestions about things that should be new laws.
  8. lead his political party.
  9. entertain foreign guests.
  10. recognize foreign countries.
  11. grant pardons.
  12. nominate Cabinet members and Supreme Court Justices and other high officials.
  13. appoint ambassadors.
  14. talk directly to the people about problems.
  15. represent the best interest of all the people



  1. make laws.
  2. declare war.
  3. decide how federal money will be spent.

            interpret laws.

  1. choose Cabinet members or Supreme Court Justices without Senate approval