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Democratic and Republican Conventions: August 17-27, 2020

Excerpts from acceptance speeches and Party Platforms

The two major parties held their conventions, which included acceptance speeches by the nominees; release of the party platforms; and numerous additional speeches. We excerpt then all...

Donald Trump's acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination
Mike Pence's acceptance speech for the Republican vice-presidential nomination
Joe Biden's acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination
Kamala Harris's acceptance speech for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination
Republican Party Platform new planks (just a one-page statement this year)
Democratic Party Platform new planks (a 91-page document this year)

Source: See numerous additional Convention Spech excerpts plus fact-checking.

Presidential ballot: August 25, 2020

U.S. House race coverage

The two major parties completed their conventions this week, and the third parties already have. The results of the conventions is the long list of choices that may appear on your ballot (most of the third parties will appear on only SOME of the 50 states' ballots).

(Click for platform)
Presidential nominee Vice-Presidential nominee
Republican Party Donald Trump Mike Pence
Democratic Party Joe Biden Kamala Harris
Libertarian Party Jo Jorgensen Spike Cohen
Green Party Howie Hawkins Angela Walker
Reform Party / Alliance Party Rocky De La Fuente Darcy Richardson
Birthday Party Kanye West Michelle Tidball
Constitution Party Don Blankenship William Mohr
Socialist Party / Liberation Ticket Gloria La Riva Sunil Freeman

Source: See numerous additional hot races for U.S. House for candidates who withdrew or lost primaries.

Kamala Harris nominated for Vice President, Aug. 11, 2020

Biden selects California Senator and presidential campaign rival

    Following is our coverage of Senator Harris' books, debates and media appearances (click on the left for Kamala's excerpts, or on the right for context):

Source:OnTheissues archives and Kamala Harris full coverage

Hot Congressional races: July 31-Aug. 1, 2020

U.S. House race coverage

We report on all House incumbents, but we only cover House races when it seems possible the challenger will win the general election. Following is our list of House challengers in hot races:

Mike Garcia (Republican) Christy Smith (
Incumbent member of Congress House Challenger
CA-21: TJ Cox (D) 2020 rematch challenger: former U.S. Rep. David Valadao(R)
CA-25: TJ Cox (D)2020 rematch challenger: former U.S. Rep. David Valadao(R)
CA-39: Gil Cisneros (D) 2020 rematch challenger: 2018 candidate Young Kim(R)
CA-50: Duncan D. Hunter resigned Jan. 2020 Former Rep. Darrell Issa (R,CA)
GA-5: John Lewis passed away in July 2020. State Sen. Nikema Williams appointed to take his place on the November ballot.
GA-6: Lucy McBath 2020 rematch challenger: former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel (R)
IL-6: Sean Casten 2020 challenger: State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R)
IL-14: Lauren Underwood 2020 challenger: State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R)
IA-3: Cindy Axne 2020 rematch challenger: former U.S. Rep. David Young (R)
KS-2: Steve Watkins Kansas Treasurer and former State Senator Jake LaTurner (R,KS)
MA-4: Joe Kennedy III running for MA Senate in 2020 Alan Khazei running for the open seat.
MI-13: Rashida Tlaib Former US Rep. Brenda Jones Dem. primary challenger
MT-0: Greg Gianforte running for Governor in 2020 Secretary of State Corey Stapleton (R; lost GOP primary)
vs. State Auditor Matt Rosendale (R; won GOP primary)
NJ-7: Tom Malinowski State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr.(R)
NM-2: Xochitl Torres Small 2020 rematch challenger: State Rep. Yvette Herrell(R)
NY-22: Anthony Brindisi 2020 rematch challenger: Former Rep. Claudia Tenney (R,NY)
NC-2: George Holding retiring due to redistricting Challenger State Rep. Deborah Ross (D)
SC-1: Joe Cunningham (D) Challenger State Rep. Nancy Mace (R)
TX-17: Bill Flores retiring 2020 Contender: Former Rep. Pete Sessions (R,TX-32).
VA-2: Elaine Luria 2020 rematch challenger: Former Rep. Scott Taylor (R,VA)

Source: See numerous additional hot races for U.S. House for candidates who withdrew or lost primaries.

House primary results: July 6 - July 17, 2020

Long-time Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) loses primary

Five House incumbents have been unseated in primaries. The list so far (we'll add here if any more incumbents lose in late primaries):

Update Aug. 4: Make that "seven House incumbents have been unseated"; see the Kansas and Missouri primaries listed below...
Representative District   
Party    Year first seated Lost primary...
(Click on names for their stances no the issues)
Ross SpanoFL-15(D)2019Lost primary to Scott Franklin on Aug. 16
William Lacy ClayMO-1(D)2001Lost primary to Cori Bush on Aug. 4
Steve WatkinsKS-2(R)2019Lost primary to State Sen. Jake LaTurner on Aug. 4
Eliot EngelNY-16(D)1989Lost primary to Jamaal Bowman on July 17
Scott TiptonCO-3(R)2011Lost primary to Lauren Boebert on July 6
Denver RigglemanVA-5(R)2019Lost renomination to Bob Good on June 14
Steve KingIA-4(R)2003Lost primary to State Sen. Randy Feenstra on June 3
Dan LipinskiIL-3(D)2005Lost primary to Marie Newman on March 18

Source: See House incumbents' and candidates' policy stances.

Veepstakes, June 2020

Biden's list of possible vice-presidents

    Following is our coverage of the Veepstakes contenders. Biden's process will likely take all of June and July, with a nominee announced prior to, or at, the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 17. With links to their issue-based coveraeg, the contenders are:

Source:OnTheissues archives and dozens of news reports throughout May and June

Third Party nominations: May 1-2, 2020

One party nomination; two party competitions

We report on the nomination races for several third-party candidates throughout the election. We also report on party platforms, and will update them for 2020 as they become avbailable. Following is our list of parties and candidates:

Party (with link to platform) Candidate(s) nominated or running for nomination
Constitution Party
Virtual convention May 1-2
Don Blankenship(WV): nominated at convention, May 2, 2020
Green Party
Convention planned for July 9-12, 2020
Gov. Jesse Ventura(MN): Exploratory Committee as of April 27, 2020
vs.Howie Hawkins(NY): Green candidate since May 2019
vs.Ian Schlakman(MD): Withdrew Green candidacy Dec. 2018
Libertarian Party
Convention planned for May 21-25
Rep. Justin Amash(MI): Exploratory Committee as of April 28, 2020
vs.Arvin Vohra(MD): Libertarian candidate since July 2018
vs.Larry Sharpe(NY): Libertarian V.P. candidate since July 2018
vs.Sen. Lincoln Chafee(RI): Withdrew Libertarian candidacy April 5, 2020
vs.Zoltan Istvan(CA): Withdrew Libertarian candidacy Nov. 2017
Socialist Party
Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and the Peace and Freedom Party
Convention planned for August 2020; primaries held on Super Tuesday
Gloria La Riva(CA): nominee-apparent since March 3, 2020
Alliance Party / Reform Party
Virtual convention, April 25, 2020
Rocky De La Fuente(FL):

Source: See party platforms for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, too, through 2016.

Special Election in MD-7: April 28, 2020

Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume to be sworn in immediately

    Kweisi Mfume, Former President of the NAACP, won a special election in Maryland's 7th House district, and will join the 116th Congress immediately upon being sworn in. Mr. Mfume replaces U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who passed away last October.

    Following is a list of special elections that have taken place during the 116th Congress (with three more to follow later this spring!):

District / Election date / New member of Congress Previous member of Congress / reason for leaving Congress
May 21, 2019; PA-12: Fred Keller (R) Tom Marino (R, resigned Jan. 2019 in financial scandal)
Sep.10, 2019; NC-3: Greg Murphy (R) Walter B. Jones (R, deceased Feb. 2019)
Sep.10, 2019; NC-9: Dan Bishop (R) Disputed Nov. 2018 election between Dan McCready (D) and Mark Harris (R)
Apr.28, 2020; MD-7: Kweisi Mfume (D) Elijah Cummings (D, deceased Oct. 2019)

Source: See Kweisi Mfume's main page for full issue stances.

Bernie Sanders withdraws: April 8, 2020

After Wisconsin primary

    Senator Bernie Sanders ended his campaign after losing a series of primaries, including the Wisconsin primary run with low voter turnout amid the coronavirus pandemic. Vice President Joe Biden is now the presumptive nominee. Some of our book reviews and excerpt collections from Sen. Sanders:

2018: Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance, by Bernie Sanders 34 excerpts from Sanders
2017: Guide to Political Revolution, by Bernie Sanders 17 excerpts from Sanders
2016: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, by Bernie Sanders 71 excerpts from Sanders
2016: Bernie vs. Hillary On The Issues: Side-by-side stances on the issues, by Jesse Gordon hundreds of excerpts from Sanders
2015: Outsider in the White House, by Bernie Sanders 5 excerpts from Sanders
2015: The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America, by Jonathan Tasini 13 excerpts from Sanders
2012: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, by Stewart Acuff 3 excerpts from Sanders
2012: Milk Money: Cash, Cows, and the Death of the American Dairy Farm, by Kirk Kardashian 8 excerpts from Sanders
2010: The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed, by Bernie Sanders 20 excerpts from Sanders
1997: Outsider in the House, by Bernie Sanders and Hank Gutman 47 excerpts from Sanders

Source: See Bernie Sanders's main page for full issue stances.

Coronoavirus news: April 2, 2020

Political leaders' policy stances to fight the pandemic

We will collect politicians' statements on the coronavirus pandemic, and add additional excerpts over time.

  • Bernie Sanders : Cover all costs for coronavirus testing and treatment
  • Joe Biden on Education : Provide school lunch even if schools closed for pandemic
  • Donald Trump : Refused coronavirus test kits from World Health Organization
  • Tom Steyer : Mandatory Coronavirus vaccines; and other immediate actions
  • Mike Bloomberg : CDC needs funding to fight coronavirus; Trump de-funded it
  • Pete Buttigieg : Deal with coronavirus with international integration
  • Amy Klobuchar : Billions for CDC for coronavirus; billions for NIH too
  • Elizabeth Warren : The most vulnerable people are susceptible to Coronavirus

Source: See political candidates' coronavirus policy stances.

Final Tuesday primaries, March 17, 2020

Primaries finalized; many changes due to coronavirus

  • President Trump exceeded the number of delegates required to win the Republican nomination (i.e. he has won the primary).
  • Gov. Bill Weld withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination, leaving Trump unopposed.
  • Biden gained almost 300 delegates, after gaining over 200 last week, and now stands at about 60% of the total delegates needed to secure the nomination.
  • But the bigger news from this Tuesday was the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Ohio was supposed to hold a primary on Tuesday, but Gov. Mike DeWine closed the polls despite an Ohio Supreme Court challenge.
  • The 11th Democratic debate took place with no audience (only Biden and Sanders debated, after moving to Washington to avoid travel).
  • More electoral disruptions will follow -- many states have now postponed their primaries -- we comment below on the media's reaction and poor coverage of coronavirus.
Final Tuesday 3/17 delegate counts: AZ FL IL Final Tuesday Total Prior delegates Grand Total
Joe Biden 39 151 93 283 897 1180
Bernie Sanders 28 55 60 143 728 871
Others 0 168 168
PLEOs ("Superdelegates") 13 44 29 86 403 489
TOTAL Dem (1,991 to win) 80 250 182 512 2196 2708
Donald Trump 122 67 189 1237 1426
Bill Weld 0 1 1
TOTAL GOP (1,276 to win) 189 1238 1427

Source: See The Green Papers for delegate counts; see Bill Weld's page for full issue excerpts; each state winner highlighted in bold; delegate figures as of 3/19/20.

Big Tuesday primaries, March 10, 2020

Biden wins big again

Big Tuesday 3/10 delegate counts: ID MI MO MS ND WA Big Tuesday Total Prior delegates Grand Total
Joe Biden 11 73 44 34 6 33 201 696 897
Bernie Sanders 9 52 24 2 8 19 114 614 728
Others 0 168 168
PLEOs ("Superdelegates") 5 22 12 5 4 47 95 308 403
TOTAL Dem (1,991 to win) 25 147 80 41 18 99 410 1786 2196
Donald Trump 32 73 54 40 29 43 271 966 1237
Bill Weld 0 1 1
TOTAL GOP (1,276 to win) 271 967 1238

Source: See The Green Papers for delegate counts; see Bernie Sanders's page for full issue excerpts; each state winner highlighted in bold; delegate figures as of 3/18/20.

Super Tuesday primaries, March 3, 2020

Biden wins big; Bloomberg and Warren withdraw

  • We present below the delegate totals from Super Tuesday primaries in 14 states.
  • Biden has taken the lead in delegates (the only number that matters). He stands at 628, or 31% of the total delegates needed to secure the nomination.
  • Sanders, in second with 556, fell to second place, with 28% of the delegate total needed.
  • Bloomberg withdrew after a poor showing (he did get 57 delegates, including a win in American Samoa, solidly placing him in fourth place in delegate count).
  • Warren withdrew after coming in 3rd place in her home state of Massachusetts, and 3rd or below everywhere else (falling to 4th place in delegate count).
  • We also list below the PLEO "Superdelegates", who will mostly vote for the establishment frontrunner (Biden). Counting those, Biden is halfway to the nomination.
  • Sanders' only hope is a huge turnaround next Tuesday and the following Tuesday, which seems very unlikely, given that the demographics match states Biden already won.
  • The only question remaining is whether Sanders will stick it out until he is mathematically eliminated (which could be "never", causing a "brokered convention", where the superdelegates decide the nominee, which would mean Biden anyway).
  • Bottom line: It's over; Biden has won the nomination.
Super Tuesday delegate counts: AL AR AS CA CO MA ME MN NC OK TN TX UT VA VT Super Tuesday Total Prior delegates Grand Total
Joe Biden 44 17 169 14 37 11 38 67 21 36 111 5 67 5 642 54 696
Michael Bloomberg 0 5 4 13 11 4 2 5 10 3 57 0 57
Pete Buttigieg 0 0 26 26
Tulsi Gabbard 2 2 0 2
Bernie Sanders 8 9 220 23 29 9 27 37 13 22 102 13 31 11 554 60 614
Elizabeth Warren 13 10 25 4 10 2 1 1 5 3 1 75 8 83
PLEOs ("Superdelegates") 8 5 5 80 21 23 8 16 13 6 9 32 11 25 8 270 38 308
TOTAL Dem (1,991 to win) 60 36 11 495 79 114 32 91 123 43 73 260 35 124 24 1600 186 1786
Donald Trump 50 40 172 37 41 22 39 71 43 58 155 40 48 17 833 133 966
Bill Weld 0 1 1
TOTAL GOP (1,276 to win) 833 134 967

Source: See The Green Papers for delegate counts; see Joe Biden's page for full issue excerpts; each state winner highlighted in bold; delegate figures as of 3/12/20.

South Carolina primary, Feb. 29, 2020

Republicans cancel primary; Trump gains 50 delegates by party acclamation

Democratic South Carolina primary: Popular Vote: Toward 4,750 delegates: (1,991 to win + superdelegates)
Bernie Sanders 106,342 votes 15 SC delegates (+ 45 prior = 60 total)
Joe Biden 261,897 votes 39 SC delegates (+ 15 prior = 54 total)
Pete Buttigieg 44,139 votes 0 SC delegates (+ 26 prior; withdrew afterwards)
Elizabeth Warren 38,034 votes 0 SC delegates (+ 8 prior = 8 total)
Amy Klobuchar 16,877 votes 0 SC delegates (+ 7 prior; withdrew afterwards)
Tom Steyer 61,048 votes 0 SC delegates (+ 0 prior; withdrew afterwards)
Tulsi Gabbard 6,794 votes 0 SC delegates (+ 0 prior)
Michael Bloomberg (no write-in allowed) (Did not enter race) 0 SC delegates (+ 0 prior)

Source: See pre-SC-primary debate for full issue excerpts.

Nevada caucuses, Feb. 22, 2020

Republicans cancel caucuses; Trump gains 22 delegates by party acclamation

Democratic Nevada caucuses: Popular Vote: Toward 4,750 delegates: (1,991 to win + superdelegates)
Bernie Sanders (took overall delegate lead from Buttigieg) 41,075 votes 24 NV delegates (+ 9 NH + 12 IA = 45)
Pete Buttigieg 17,598 votes 3 NV delegates (+ 9 NH + 14 IA = 26)
Joe Biden 19,179 votes 9 NV delegates (+ 0 NH + 6 IA = 15)
Elizabeth Warren 11,703 votes 0 NV delegates (+ 0 NH + 8 IA = 8)
Amy Klobuchar 7,376 votes 0 NV delegates (+ 6 NH + 1 IA = 7)
Tom Steyer 4,120 votes 0 NV delegates (+ 0 NH/IA = 0)
Tulsi Gabbard 32 votes 0 NV delegates (+ 0 NH/IA = 0)
Michael Bloomberg (no write-in allowed) (Did not enter race) 0 NV delegates (+ 0 NH/IA = 0)

Source: See pre-NV-caucus debate for full issue excerpts.

New Hampshire primary, Feb. 11, 2020

Four Democratic candidates withdraw

Republican New Hampshire primary: Popular Vote: Toward 2,550 delegates: (1,276 to win nomination)
Donald Trump 129,734 votes 22 NH delegates (+ 39 IA = 61)
Bill Weld 13,844 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 1 IA = 1)
Democratic New Hampshire primary: Popular Vote: Toward 4,750 delegates: (1,991 to win + superdelegates)
Pete Buttigieg 72,445 votes in Dem primary; 1,116 in GOP primary 73,561 votes 9 NH delegates (+ 14 IA = 23)
Bernie Sanders 76,355 votes in Dem primary; 753 in GOP primary 77,108 votes 9 NH delegates (+ 12 IA = 21)
Elizabeth Warren 27,428 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 8 IA = 8)
Amy Klobuchar 58,774 votes in Dem primary; 1,076 in GOP primary 59,850 votes 6 NH delegates (+ 1 IA = 7)
Joe Biden 24,911 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 6 IA = 6)
Tom Steyer 10,694 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 0 IA = 0)
Tulsi Gabbard 9,745 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 0 IA = 0)
Andrew Yang (withdrew after primary) 8,312 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 0 IA = 0)
Michael Bloomberg (write-in votes) 4,777 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 0 IA = 0)
Deval Patrick (withdrew after primary) 1,266 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 0 IA = 0)
Michael Bennet (withdrew after primary) 984 votes 0 NH delegates (+ 0 IA = 0)

Source: See CNN pre-NH-primary Town Hall for full issue excerpts.

State of the Union Feb. 4, 2020

Plus the Democratic responses

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripped up her official copy of the speech while the audience was filing out.
  • A motion to censure Rep. Pelosi for that action was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives (her action is not a crime, but can warrant censuure, if the House so votes).
  • Many investigators carefully watched footage recorded during the speech, and found her pages "pre-ripped" (i.e. she planned the event for the end of the speech)
  • When President Trump handed Pelosi the official copy at the beginning of the speech, he snubbed her handshake when she accepted it.
In addition to the "viral image" aspects, there were a series of staged events incorporated into the speech (inviting guests to personify the president's points has long been a staple of SOTU speeches; staging actual events during the speech is new):
  • Rush Limbaugh received a Presidential Medal of Freedom during the speech.
  • A member of the military was rejoined with his wife, who did not expect his return that evening.
  • A young student was granted an Opportunity Scholarship after being denied entrance to a charter school in Pensylvania.
  • Juan Guaidó, the "shadow president" of Venezuela was introduced to America (Guaidó is recognized as the president by the U.S. but his opponent Nicolás Madurom controls the government).
There were also numerous policy points in the speech, and in the numerous responses, which we excerpt. But the images and events are what this speech will be remembered for!

Source: See main SOTU page for full issue stances.

Iowa Caucuses, Feb. 3, 2020

1,700 caucuses statewide for delegates to Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Republican Iowa caucuses Popular Vote Toward 2,550 delegates: (1,276 to win nomination)
Donald Trump 31,464 votes 39 delegates
Bill Weld 426 votes 1 delegate
Joe Walsh (withdrew after caucuses) 348 votes 0 delegates
Democratic Iowa caucuses Popular Vote Toward 4,750 delegates: (1,991 to win + superdelegates)
Pete Buttigieg 43,209 votes 14 delegates
Bernie Sanders 45,652 votes 12 delegates
Elizabeth Warren 34,909 votes 8 delegates
Joe Biden 23,605 votes 6 delegates
Amy Klobuchar 21,100 votes 1 delegates
Andrew Yang 1,758 votes 0 delegates
Tom Steyer
(not shown if fewer than 300 votes)
413 votes 0 delegates

Source: See main archive page for full issue stances.

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