Fast Facts of the 2020 Presidential Candidates

By: Nicole Shariat and Grace Tortorice

Kentucky Primaries Voting Day: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Presidental Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Democratic

Andrew Yang 

(NY) – American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and lawyer.  

Platforms – Wants to create a Freedom Dividend which is a basic income of $1,000 for every American adult over 18, Medicare for all people, human-centered capitalism  

 

Elizabeth Warren 

(MA) – Senator  

Platforms – Eliminate private prisons, raise federal minimum wage to $15/hour, and electorial college should be eliminated  

 

Joe Biden  

(DE) – Former vice president from Delaware 

Platforms – End cash bail reform, abolish capital punishment/ death penalty, support a voluntary buyback program for assault weapons. 

 

Bernie Sanders  

(VT) – Senator

Platforms – Raise taxes on the wealthiest, to create new social programs for people in poverty, felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated.  

 

Pete Buttigeg 

(IN) – Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Platforms – Restore voter rights after prison, support nuclear power and nuclear power, tax carbon emissions 

 

Republican  

Donald Trump

45th president of the united states – (most likely will be the republican nomination) 

Platforms – Climate change is not a problem, limit restrictions on guns. Ban some assault weapons and extend the waiting period for purchase, Deport undocumented individuals with criminal records. Freeze green cards. Temporarily ban some migrants from entering the United States also believes in travel ban for mostly Islamic countries.  

 

Bill Weld

(MA) – Former governor  

Was libertarian then republican  

Was a United States ambassador in Mexico nominated by bill clinton  

Platforms – For federal spending the most important tasks are to cut spending and to cut taxes – and spending comes firstwants more red flag laws when it comes to gun control, support abortion rights  

 

Joe Walsh  

(IL) – Former member of congress  

Platforms – Replace the Affordable Care Act, build a border wall, process asylum cases more quickly, promote free trade  

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