Deltas on Democracy
2020 U.S. Presidential Election
The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.
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The Constitution lists only three qualifications for the Presidency — the President must be 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. The President is both the head of state and head of government of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress, although Congress may override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses. The Executive Branch conducts diplomacy with other nations, and the President has the power to negotiate and sign treaties, which also must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The President can issue executive orders, which direct executive officers or clarify and further existing laws. The President also has unlimited power to extend pardons and clemencies for federal crimes, except in cases of impeachment.
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President & Vice President
2021 - 2025
Joe Biden - President
76 years old - Born in Scranton, Pa.; lives in Wilmington, Del. - Six-term senator from Delaware first elected in 1972; 47th vice president of the United States - Also sought the Democratic nomination for president in ’88 and ’08.
Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.