RealClearPolitics - Election 2020

Election Central 2020

Trump, From Wartime Prez to Hit Show 'Star'

Donald Trump has never adhered to the time-worn advice to leave well enough alone – even during the good times.  But after declaring himself “a wartime president” leading the...

Campaign Fundraising Struggles With Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking supporters for money. But as the coronavirus upends...

Will Rescue Package Save the Economy?

In 2009, out-of-power Republicans made such a mockery of the myriad projects tucked inside the $800 billion stimulus bill that they managed to...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

Cuomo Rising, Biden Wandering

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the nation's health, economy, and presidential election up in the air. Until the virus struck and the nation shut down, President Trump was a strong favorite to...

Trump Briefings Are the New Campaign Rallies

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ago: the coronavirus...

Biden Tells Trump to Act Like a 'Wartime President'

If Donald Trump insists on calling himself a wartime president, Joe Biden said, "Well, start to act like one." This was the charge the former vice president leveled at Trump from self-isolation in...

Coronavirus Outbreak Upends U.S. Primaries

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and...

Will Democrats' Dark-Money Ads Work?

The coronavirus election is here with all of its vast unknowns, but so far President Trump is fighting it with one hand purposefully tied behind his back. In recent days Trump's top reelection...

Sanders Faces Tough Decisions as Path Narrows

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders isn't leaving the presidential race. Instead, the Vermont senator and democratic socialist is back in a familiar place: on the outside looking in. After being routed...

With Biden's Wins, the COVID-19 Election Is Here

It took Joe Biden the last two weeks and three Super Tuesdays to amass an all-but-insurmountable delegate lead over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. But in that short time, the world and the election...

5 Questions Heading Into Tuesday's Primaries

Four states had been scheduled to hold Democratic presidential primaries on Tuesday amid a global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, but leaders in Ohio called off their election, citing public...

Joe Biden Tacks Further Left in Democratic Debate

The good news for Democrats is that Joe Biden found his footing in the CNN-Univision debate Sunday night. Perhaps it was the absence of a live audience, sacrificed by the networks because of the...