Americans will elect the next president of the United States on November 3, 2020. Incumbent President Donald Trump (R) is running for re-election. Sixteen U.S. presidents—approximately one-third—have won two consecutive elections.
Democratic presidential primary
The Democratic Party will select its presidential nominee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the week of August 17, 2020. The convention was originally scheduled to take place July 13-16, 2020. Organizers postponed the event in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to the national convention, individual state caucuses and primaries are held to allocate convention delegates. These delegates vote at the convention to select the nominee. In 2020, a Democratic presidential candidate needs support from 1,991 delegates to secure the nomination.
Republican presidential primary
The Republican Party will select its presidential nominee at the 2020 Republican National Convention, which is being held from August 24-27, 2020.
Prior to the national convention, individual state caucuses and primaries are held to allocate convention delegates. These delegates vote at the convention to select the nominee. President Donald Trump (R) crossed the delegate threshold necessary to win the nomination—1,276 delegates—on March 17, 2020.
|2020 Democratic presidential primary debates|
|Debate||Date||Location||Host||Number of participants|
|First Democratic primary debate||June 26-27, 2019||Miami, Florida||MSNBC, and Telemundo||20 candidates|
|Second Democratic primary debate||July 30-31, 2019||Detroit, Michigan||CNN||20 candidates|
|Third Democratic primary debate||September 12, 2019||Houston, Texas||ABC News and Univision||10 candidates|
|Fourth Democratic primary debate||October 15, 2019||Westerville, Ohio||CNN and The New York Times||12 candidates|
|Fifth Democratic primary debate||November 20, 2019||Georgia||MSNBC and The Washington Post||10 candidates|
|Sixth Democratic primary debate||December 19, 2019||Los Angeles, California||PBS NewsHour and Politico||7 candidates|
|Seventh Democratic primary debate||January 14, 2020||Des Moines, Iowa||CNN and The Des Moines Register||6 candidates|
|Eighth Democratic primary debate||February 7, 2020||Manchester, New Hampshire||ABC, WMUR-TV, and Apple News||7 candidates|
|Ninth Democratic primary debate||February 19, 2020||Las Vegas, Nevada||NBC News and MSNBC||6 candidates|
|Tenth Democratic primary debate||February 25, 2020||Charleston, South Carolina||CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute||7 candidates|
|Eleventh Democratic primary debate||March 15, 2020||Washington, D.C.||CNN, Univision, and CHC Bold||2 candidates|
|2020 general election debates|
|First presidential debate||September 29, 2020||South Bend, Indiana||University of Notre Dame|
|Vice presidential debate||October 7, 2020||Salt Lake City, Utah||University of Utah|
|Second presidential debate||October 15, 2020||Miami, Florida||Adrienne Arsht Center|
|Third presidential debate||October 22, 2020||Nashville, Tennessee||Belmont University|