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.
August 21 , 2020 - The third time was the charm for Joe Biden last night as be accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and delivered a speech from Wilmington , Delaware. Biden first sought the Democratic nomination in 1988 and again in 2008. Finally in 2020 , the Democrats choose him as their nominee.
During his speech Biden said "its time for - we the people - to come together. And make no mistake , united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America." In addition Biden stated " Love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear , and light is more powerful than dark. This is our moment. This is our mission."
With traditional campaigning virtually non - existent , the next big date for Biden will be when he meets President Donald Trump at the first presidential debate scheduled for September 29 , 2020 in Cleveland , Ohio.
August 20 , 2020 - Last night Senator Kamala Harris of California accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination in a live address from Wilmington , Delaware. Harris born in Oakland , California in 1964 to immigrants , noted the many milestones in her life story. Noting that she wished her mother had lived to see this moment , Harris said of her mother " she taught us to be conscious and compassionate about the struggles of all people. To believe public service is a noble cause and the fight for justice is a shared responsibility."
At the conclusion of her speech Harris was joined on stage by her husband Douglas Emhoff and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill. Tonight Biden will formally accept the nomination with a prime time speech.
August 14 , 2020 - Now that we know that it will be Senator Kamala Harris of California as the vice president running mate for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden the sprint to election day is now just 84 days. As the campaign button factories have been churning out Biden Harris 2020 campaign buttons non stop , the national conventions for both the Democrats and Republicans are just around the corner.
First up will be the Democratic National Convention which begins on Monday August 17 , 2020. While activities scheduled for the convention city of Milwaukee , Wisconsin have been scaled back there is still a full roster of virtual convention speeches scheduled for the four nights. Biden will formally accept the Democratic nomination with a speech to be delivered from his home state of Delaware.
For the Republicans their convention is scheduled to be begin in Charlotte , North Carolina on Monday August 24. President Donald Trump will accept his party's nomination on Thursday August 27 , 2020 but a site has yet to be determined. It is possible Trump could give his speech from the White House.
August 5, 2020 - The upcoming Democratic National Convention to be held in Milwaukee , Wisconsin took another step to a nearly all virtual event as it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden would not travel there to give his acceptance speech. Now it is expected that Biden will give the speech in his home state of Delaware.
The Milwaukee convention has been continually scaled back due to Covid - 19. Because of increased concern over community spread of Covid - 19 , health officials and Democratic Party leaders decided is was best to reduce travel to Milwaukee by Biden and other scheduled speakers. President Donald Trump is also not expected to give his convention speech at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte , North Carolina. One possible location for Trump's speech is the White House.
New polling in several battleground states are measuring the potential impact of 3rd party presidential candidates on the Trump vs. Biden race. In Iowa , Trump has 48% , to 46% for Biden and 2% for Libertarian party presidential candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen. In Wisconsin , Biden has 52% to 38% for Trump. North Carolina has Biden at 44% , followed by Trump at 40% , Jorgensen at 4% and Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins at 2%.
In the Keystone State of Pennsylvania Biden has 44% , Trump has 43% , Jorgensen is at 4% and Hawkins is at 2%. Finally in Florida , Biden and Trump are both at 43% , followed by Jorgensen at 4% and Hawkins at 2%.