2020 US Election odds – who will win the next presidential election? – The SunOctober 21, 2020
WITH the US presidential election getting ever closer, here are the latest odds on who could be the next to take up the White House.
Here's what we know.
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When is the US presidential election?
The 2020 election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
It will be the 59th US presidential election, and comes after a turbulent few months for the nation with the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests sweeping the country.
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially won the race to be the Democratic candidate on June 5, after storming to a number of influential victories in key states on Super Tuesday on March 3.
He will run against the incumbent Donald Trump in a hotly contested election which has seen the polls slide in Biden's favour in recent weeks.
The winner of the 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
Who are the US presidential election candidates?
Here's the US presidential election 2020 odds according to Oddschecker on October 17, 2020:
Donald Trump – 15/8
Bookermakers have put Republican Trump’s odds of winning the next election at 15/8.
The 73-year-old has seen his popularity slide amid the coronavirus crisis despite polling high in the early stages of the pandemic.
Recent polls suggest that Democratic candidate Joe Biden is taking a lead in key red states which will worry the Trump campaign, but the election trail is far from over.
Trump won the US election with 306 pledged electoral votes but he received a smaller share of the popular vote compared to Hillary Clinton.
Joe Biden – 1/2
The former Democratic vice president is the favourite to take the reins in the White House at 1/2 after a surge in the polls in the past two months.
Biden has been praised for his ability to win over floating voters in working-class areas, although he has been embarrassed by a number of high-profile gaffes on the campaign trail.
The 77-year-old was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama in 2017.
During his term as vice president, his son Beau died after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
He announced his bid on April 25, 2019.
Kanye West's presidential campaign
The rap superstar originally promised to run for President in a dramatic speech at the VMA Awards in 2015, and has now finally delivered on that pledge.
Kanye officially announced he would be running for President on July 4, sparking confusion as the rapper had previously been a vocal supporter of President Trump.
He tweeted: "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.
"I am running for president of the United States!"
Despite high-profile endorsements from his wife Kim Kardashian and tech billionaire Elon Musk, Kanye's chances of winning the Presidency are slim with most bookies putting him as a rank outsider at 500/1.
His campaign though has hit a number of obstacles, including trying to get enough signatures to gain access to having his name on the ballot in a number of states such as Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia.
On August 7, 2020, it became mathematically impossible for the campaign to get the required amount of electoral votes for West to win the presidency.
In the last four national polls conducted by Leger, West only gained one per cent of the potential vote.
Who has pulled out of the Presidential race?
The runners have dropped like flies in the past three months with Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttegieg and Amy Klobuchar all out of the race.
Democratic hopefuls Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris are also out, while Trump's sole competitor Bill Weld is no longer running to be Republican candidate.
Here's what we know about the challengers who came and went.
Bernie Sanders, once seen as a potential Democratic candidate, dropped out of the race on April 8 to clear the way for Joe Biden.
The staunchly left-wing candidate and vocal advocate of free healthcare lent his support to the Biden campaign a week later.
While the Bernie campaign drew thousands of new supporters, Biden's dramatic win in Super Tuesday and in the South Carolina primary meant the race was effectively over by mid-April.
Elizabeth Ann Warren is a senator for the state of Massachusetts – but she pulled out of the Presidential race after failing to win any of the early primary contest.
The Democrat served as the Assistant to the President under Barack Obama.
Warren, 70, became the first female US Senator from her state in 2012 after defeating incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
She is known for her progressive political views and supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US election.
Michael Bloomberg, 78, only announced his candidacy on November 24, 2019.
But he exited the race after Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020.
The billionaire is estimated to be worth $65.2billion, according to Forbes.
Kamala Devi Harris is an American attorney and served as a junior US senator for California since 2017.
The 55-year-old lawmaker announced her candidacy in January 2019, but she dropped out in December after poor polling figures.
Biden has suggested she would make a great Vice President.
Robert Francis O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Irish American and he was given the nickname “Beto”, which is a common Spanish nickname for first names ending in “-berto”.
The 47-year-old businessman and politician from Texas quit the race for the White House in November 2019.
But analysts have speculated he could seek to run as the Democratic Vice President.
Tom Steyer launched his campaign in July 2019.
Steyer, 62, is a billionaire activist who has spent millions of his own money on advertising campaigns, but he withdrew on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
He has an estimated net worth of $230billion (£179bn) and could be selected as Vice President.
Openly gay Indiana mayor, Pete Buttigieg, is married to husband Chasten Glezman.
If he'd made it to the White House he would have been the youngest US president in history at 39 years and one day old.
He dropped out of the race on March 1, 2020, but could still be the choice for Vice President.
Amy Klobuchar joined the race for the White House in February 2019.
President Trump mocked her after she kicked off her presidential bid with a speech about global warming in a blizzard.
She dropped her bid on March 2, 2020 – a day before Super Tuesday – but as a US Senator, could be chose as Vice President.
The Republican attempted to become his party's nomination for the 2020 election.
The former Massachusetts governor exited the race in March 2020.
The 74-year-old was the last Republican to challenge Trump after the exit of former governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford and former Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois.
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