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The 2020 election has Virginia and the rest of the country at a crossroads.

Four more years for President Donald Trump? Or a new era with one of his challengers? Should the House and Senate stay under Democratic and Republican control, respectively? Does Mayor Levar Stoney deserve another term?

From now until November 3—Election Day—the College of Humanities will provide crucial voting information as well as nonpartisan insights into the presidential race, the congressional contests and the mayoral election so the VCU community and the public at large can learn more about what is at stake and can make well-informed decisions.

Expert Analysis

Read articles, watch video analyses and hear podcasts produced by professors in the College of Humanities and Sciences on the major issues of this year's elections, as well as the political history that has shaped our present-day problems and choices. View all topics

The Races

President and Vice President

Republican

donald trump

Donald J. Trump
Presidential Incumbent

mike pence

Michael R. Pence
V.P. Incumbent

Democratic

joe biden

Joseph R. Biden
Presidential Challenger

kamala harris

Kamala D. Harris
V.P. Challenger

Libertarian

jo jorgensen

Jo Jorgensen
Presidential Challenger

spike cohen

Jeremy F. “Spike” Cohen
V.P. Challenger

U.S. Senate (Virginia)

Democratic

mark warner

Mark R. Warner
Incumbent

Republican

daniel gade

Daniel M. Gade
Challenger

U.S. House of Representatives (Virginia 4th)

Democratic

donald mceachin

A. Donald McEachin
Incumbent

Republican

leon benjamin

Leon Benjamin Sr.
Challenger

U.S. House of Representatives (Virginia 7th)

Democratic

abigail spanberger

Abigail A. Spanberger
Incumbent

Republican

nick freitas

Nick J. Freitas
Challenger

Richmond Mayoral

Independent

levar stoney

Levar Stoney
Incumbent

kim gray

Kim Gray
Challenger

justin griffin

Justin Griffin
Challenger

tracey mclean

Tracey McLean
Challenger

alexsis rodgers

Alexsis Rodgers
Challenger

Video Gallery

External video resources recommended by the VCU Department of Political Science

The Electoral College Explained

You vote, but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state's electoral vote in different ways—and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels.

More Videos

Events

student with a v.c.u. t-shirt that reads 'vote' multiple times

Student Election Debate

October 26

Three students from VCU Young Democrats will debate three students from the VCU College Republicans with Bill Oglesby, associate professor in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, as moderator.

october 21

One Person, No Vote

Carol Anderson discusses her book "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy," VCU's Common Book for 2020.

october 28

Election 2020: How to Think Like a Political Scientist

A panel discussion with professors in the the VCU Department of Political Science: Drs. Aughenbaugh, Condit, Keena, Newmann, Paarlberg, Reckendorf and Wintersieck

october 29

Protest, Progress and The Vote: Modern Lessons Learned From Women’s Suffrage

VCU Votes and the VCU University College's Common Book Program hosts a virtual screening and panel discussion around PBS's docuseries "The Vote."

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