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What Else Did People Vote On?

November 5, 2020

In addition to voting for president, voters chose state and local leaders. These included governors, mayors, and judges. Voters also chose members of the United States Congress. Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. In total,…

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Who’s Winning the Electoral College?

November 5, 2020

In the United States, a candidate needs to win at least 270 out of 538 electoral college votes to become president. As of November 5, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, had 264 electoral votes. The states Biden won are blue…

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Who Declares the Winner?

November 5, 2020

On Election Day, presidential candidates often express confidence that they’ll win the race. They sometimes do this while votes are still being counted. But it’s not up to a candidate to declare a winner. Nor is it up to his…

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What Do Kids Have to Say?

November 5, 2020

We asked TFK Kid Reporters to weigh in with their thoughts, feelings, and questions about the election. Read what a few of them had to say. I saw the long lines of people during early voting. A lot of people…

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Vote Counting Continues

November 4, 2020

No winner has yet been declared in the 2020 presidential election. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, about three out of every four registered voters had the option to vote by mail. So millions of mail-in and absentee ballots…

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The Final Debate

October 23, 2020

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden met for this election’s second and final presidential debate. The debate took place at Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee. The moderator was Kristen Welker of NBC News. For…

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Early Voters

October 22, 2020

On Election Day, November 3, Americans will go to the polls to vote for president of the United States. But millions have already cast their ballot. As of October 19, a record 29 million Americans had voted early, at a…

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Election Time

October 9, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden faced off in a heated debate on September 29. They went head-to-head on issues such as the economy and the coronavirus pandemic. Each made a case for why voters should pick…

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Trump COVID Update

October 9, 2020

President Donald Trump was released from the hospital on October 5. He’d been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 2. Earlier that day, Trump announced that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. At press…

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The Vice-Presidential Debate

October 8, 2020

The first and only vice-presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on October 7. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris squared off in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan Page of USA Today was the moderator. For 90…

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