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2020 U.S. Presidential Elections Programs 

The Foreign Press Center’s Elections 2020 briefing series provides background, context, and first-hand access to government and non-government experts on the U.S. democratic process in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election in November.  The views expressed by briefers not affiliated with the Department of State or U.S. government are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of State or the U.S. government. Participation in Foreign Press Center programming by briefers not affiliated with the Department of State or U.S. government does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of their views.

Please check our “Upcoming Briefings” page to see what elections briefings we have scheduled, and visit our Briefings page to see all of our briefings and speakers.

Transcripts are available below for all of our 2020 Elections related briefing. The inclusion of a briefer or organization does not represent the views of the U.S. government, nor does it imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation.

2020 Elections Resources

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Swing states keep campaigns guessing

Why Iowa? Understanding presidential primaries.

Why Tuesday will be ‘Super’ in the U.S.

 Resources from Previous Elections

2017: ShareAmerica- Women in politics: A timeline

2016: ShareAmerica- What Happens After Election Day

2016: ShareAmerica- Republicans and Democrats throw big parties, with a purpose

2016: ShareAmerica- Why is the U.S. general election held on a Tuesday in November?

2012: PDF- U.S. Elections – Getting Involved 

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