Your Last-Minute Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election

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Siddharth Chandra, Writer

The 2020 Presidential Election may very well be one of the most important elections in modern history. From the coronavirus pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, there are a litany of issues that will need to be addressed by whoever is elected. For any seniors or even teachers who are still undecided, here is an unbiased guide to help you choose a candidate to vote for!

Democratic nominee: Former VP Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris

Republican nominee: Current U.S President Donald Trump and current VP Mike Pence

Below are links to sources that describe both Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s stances on COVID-19, criminal justice, the climate crisis, the economy, education, and healthcare.

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COVID-19

Joe Biden: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/28/928392673/coronavirus-is-a-key-campaign-issue-whats-joe-biden-s-plan

Donald Trump: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/919139204/trumps-and-biden-s-plans-on-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Comparison: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-biden-coronavirus-plan-compares-to-trump-strategy-economy-testing-2020-10

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Criminal Justice

Joe Biden: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/23/20706987/joe-biden-criminal-justice-reform-plan-mass-incarceration-war-on-drugs

Donald Trump: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/877601170/watch-live-trump-to-sign-executive-order-on-police-reform

Comparison: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/921662530/trumps-and-biden-s-plans-for-criminal-justice

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Climate Crisis

Joe Biden: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/25/927564427/breaking-down-joe-bidens-plan-to-make-the-u-s-carbon-neutral

Donald Trump: https://www.brookings.edu/policy2020/votervital/what-is-the-trump-administrations-track-record-on-the-environment/

Comparison: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/920484187/trumps-and-biden-s-plans-for-the-environment

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Economy

Joe Biden: https://www.thebalance.com/what-are-biden-s-economic-policies-5071356

Donald Trump: https://www.thebalance.com/donald-trump-economic-plan-3994106

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Education

Joe Biden: https://www.investopedia.com/biden-s-plan-for-student-debt-and-education-policy-5084094

Donald Trump: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2020/10/29/trump-on-student-loans/?sh=7d49f8b05cfb

Comparison: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/919203532/trumps-and-biden-s-plans-for-education

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Healthcare

Joe Biden: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/10/27/joe-bidens-health-care-plan-is-more-than-half-century-making/

Donald Trump: https://pnhp.org/news/donald-trump-releases-his-health-reform-proposals/

Comparison: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/921237845/trumps-and-biden-s-plans-for-health-care

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Other Resources

Statistics on the current polling numbers: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-biden-election-map/?cid=abcnews

Fundraising for each candidate: http://npr.org/2020/05/20/858347477/money-tracker-how-much-trump-and-biden-have-raised-in-the-2020-election

If you are still curious about something that was not covered in this guide, here are some great resources for more information:

https://www.cnn.com/

https://www.npr.org/

https://www.nytimes.com/

https://thehill.com/

https://fivethirtyeight.com/

https://www.politico.com/

Presidential 1st Debate

Presidential 2nd Debate

Once again, the most important thing is to go VOTE if you can.