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TFK Explains: Voting in 2020

October 8, 2020

When is Election Day? According to United States law, Election Day is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. In 2020, Election Day is November 3. Americans will vote for a number of things, including who…

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By the Numbers

October 8, 2020

In most United States elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But when it comes to picking a president, things aren’t quite so simple. Weeks after Election Day, ­a group of 538 people called the electoral college will actually…

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Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Continues

October 5, 2020

President Donald Trump spent the weekend being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday. Earlier that day, he announced that he’d tested positive for the virus.…

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President Trump Has COVID-19

October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early today that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Friday, a White House official said the president was experiencing “mild symptoms.” The president and First Lady…

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An Unruly Debate

September 30, 2020

The first debate of the 2020 presidential election took place on September 29. President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, faced off in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate was held at Case Western Reserve University and…

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TFK Explains: The Supreme Court

September 25, 2020

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18. TFK explains the importance of the court, and looks at how the next justice will be chosen. What is the Supreme Court? The Supreme Court is the nation’s top court.…

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Meet the Candidates

August 28, 2020

The Democratic and Republican Parties have officially named their candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The announcements were made at political conventions in late August. Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. He accepted…

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Unconventional Conventions

August 21, 2020

It’s convention time! The Democratic National Convention kicks off today, August 17, and runs through Thursday, August 20. The Republican National Convention begins next week. It runs from August 24 to 27. Here are three things you need to know…

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Nominating a Vice President

August 12, 2020

Joe Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee. On August 11, he selected United States senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate. They will take on President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the 2020 presidential election.…

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Election 2020 Calendar

August 10, 2020

Americans will vote for the president of the United States on Tuesday, November 3. The months leading up to Election Day will be busy. This calendar will help you keep track of important dates and know what to expect along…

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