Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman
Four years ago, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Now it is time to elect a president again. Trump can still hold office for another term if he wins the election, but it is a very real possibility that he won’t. Here are the candidates for the 2020 presidential election, and the policies they promise to enact.
In the elections for president there are candidates representing each political party: Donald Trump (Republican), and Joe Biden, (Democrat). Those are the leading contenders for president because they are from the two primary political parties.
BBC News published an article on Trump’s policies and where he stands in certain political issues. He wants to bring jobs and manufacturing back to the US, end reliance on China, build a wall between the US and Mexico, and curb immigration. BBC News also wrote about Biden’s standing in political issues. He wants to provide free testing for COVID-19, raise minimum wage and invest in green energy, and rejoin the Paris Climate Accord.
Other candidates include Jo Jorgensen, a Libertarian, Howie Hawkins from the Green Party and even Kanye West, an American rapper.
According to CNN and FiveThirtyEight Latest polls, Biden is currently in the lead based on polling average with 52%. Trump is a bit behind with 42% . Many people believe that it’s time for a new president. Cecelia Cory, a freshman at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, California wrote, “I would prefer Biden to win. Trump has done a lot of bad things during his 4 years.” Based on the polls, there are quite a few other people across the country who feel the same way.
The elections are over on November third. It is on that day that we will mail in ballots to decide who our next president will be.