Unic Press UK: In the next few hours, the world would know the candidate chosen by the American people as their president who would serve the country for the next four years. And the fight for the White House is set between two candidates and two political parties, Donald Trump Republican Party) and Joe Biden (Democratic Party).
Presidential Election 2020
In this fight, the top contenders are President Donald Trump Republican Party) and Joe Biden (Democratic Party).
For one of the two front-line candidates to win, their platform, political party, must win a majority of the 538 electors, which is a minimum of 270 electoral college votes. The number of electoral college votes determines the winner of the presidential election, not necessarily the candidate with the highest number of popular votes across the country.
The U.S Congress
The United States Congress consists of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each of the 50 states that make up the U.S. elects two senators, while the House seats is apportioned according to population, with each state having at least one representative.
- Senate Election 2020: There are 100 senatorial seats. So a U.S. political party needs a minimum of 51 seats to have control of the Senate.
- House of Representatives Election 2020: There are 435 voting representatives. A political party must win 218 of the House legislative seats in order to have control.