April 20 , 2021 - Walter Mondale who served at President Jimmy Carter's Vice President and ran for the White House against President Ronald Reagan , has died at the age of 93. In 1976 , Mondale a U.S. Senator from Minnesota , was elevated to the national stage when Jimmy Carter selected him as his vice presidential running mate. Carter and Mondale will go on to win election that year.
In 1980 , Carter and Mondale lost their re-election bid. Mondale however , would secure the 1984 Democratic nomination and go on to face President Ronald Reagan in the November election. Though Mondale lost in a landslide , he would make history by selecting New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro to he his vice presidential running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to be on the ticket of a national party.
Here now is look at a selection of Walter Mondale campaign buttons as we mark his passing.
November 8 , 2020 - Late in the morning of November 7th and four days after election day , Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes were finally called for Joe Biden which pushed him past the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. In cities across America , people went into the street's to celebrate Biden's victory.
As the election of any president is an historic event , Kamala Harris became the first woman elected vice president in the 244 year history of the United States. Harris also became the first Black and South Asian vice president elect.
Later that night both President - elect Biden and Vice President - elect Harris addressed the nation from Wilmington , Delaware.
Speaking first , Harris said "While I may be the first woman in this office , I will not be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."
Following up Harris's speech , Biden in reaching out to supporters and non - supporters alike said "I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify , who doesn't see red states and blue states , only sees the United States.
October 26 , 2020 - If you haven't worn your Donald Trump MAGA hat or Joe Biden campaign button yet your running out of time as there are just 8 days left in the presidential race. The primaries , conventions both virtual and in person and presidential debates are already in the rear view mirror and the sprint is on to find those precious 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.
An average of national polls this morning finds Democrat former Vice President Joe Biden with 52% followed by Republican President Donald Trump with 42.9%.
In the all important battleground states of Michigan , Pennsylvania and Wisconsin , Biden leads Trump in an average of polls in all three. In Michigan Biden has 50.7% to 42.6% for Trump. In the keystone state of Pennsylvania Biden has 50.4% to 44.8% for Trump. Finally in the badger state of Wisconsin , Biden is holding at 51% to 44.1% for Trump.
If the last week of the 2020 presidential race is anything like the preceding year has been we can expect more dips , turns , sudden courses changes , loops de loops then a toe curling rollercoaster. It's going to be quite a ride so make sure your seatbelt is buckled up!!!!
October 8 , 2020 - With the conclusion of last nights debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris there are 26 days left to election day , November 3 ,2020. There have been many twists and turns in the 2020 race including just last week when President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid 19. What will happen in the remaining days is anyone's guess.
As of today the state of the race finds an average of polls showing former Vice President receiving 51.9% to 42.1% for President Trump. There is a second presidential debate scheduled for October 15 which the Commission on Presidential Debates announced this morning would be held virtually. The change to virtual debate with the candidates in separate locations , has been initially rejected by Trump. In the coming week it is yet be seen if any disagreements on the staging of the debate can be worked out.
August 29 , 20202 - Delivering his nomination acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night , President Donald Trump brought the 2020 convention season to a close. The next day Trump traveled to New Hampshire for an out door rally.
While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has spent most of the campaign season since the pandemic hit in March in Wilmington , Delaware he indicated that he plans to begin some in person campaigning in the battleground states of Arizona , Minnesota , Wisconsin and Pennsylvania after Labor Day.
Currently an average of national polling has Biden at 50.9% and Trump at 41.8%.
As the campaign clock continues to tick down to the November 3rd election , the next important event on the calendar will be on Tuesday September 29 when Biden and Trump face off in their first debate in Cleveland , Ohio.