The 2020 General Election was November 3.

Election results

Who won the 2020 presidential election?

On November 7, 2020, news outlets projected the Democratic Party will have enough electors to win the Electoral College vote. This means Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. is the President-elect of the United States. Kamala Devi Harris is the Vice President-elect.

The Electoral College Timeline of Events at the US National Archives website explains the deadlines between now and Inauguration, including the date in December the Electoral College meets and the date in January the next Congress certifies the presidential election results.

You can read this article from the New York Times about what the Electoral College is and why it works the way it does, or find out more about the Electoral College at the US National Archives website.

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News Coverage of 2020 Elections

Connecticut Public’s Election coverage: Connecticut Public is the collective name for Connecticut’s PBS and NPR stations.

Decisión 2020: “Las últimas noticias, análisis y encuestas sobre las elecciones presidenciales de 2020 en Estados Unidos”, de Telemundo.

New Haven Independent Election Coverage

New Haven Register’s Connecticut Voters Guide

Hartford Courant politics page

WFSB Elections coverage

WTNH Politics Coverage

NBC Connecticut Elections coverage

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Fact-checking

FactCheck.org: “FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania….a nonpartisan, nonprofit  ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.”

Politifact–a fact-checking website owned by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and “a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles.” Politifact is transparent about how they choose what to fact-check and about their current staff’s CVs.

Snopes: “The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”

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Government sites

Hamden Registrars of Voters— The official webpage of Hamden, Connecticut’s Registrars of Voters. Check out Hamden Votes 2020 for more information about how to vote in this year’s election.

Hamden Voter Registration Information and Calendar— Information for Hamden, Connecticut, voters on how to register to vote, and by when.

Connecticut Secretary of State — The official webpage for the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Connecticut Voter Registration Lookup –Connecticut residents can look up whether they’re eligible to vote. Use this resource to find the polling place for your most recent registered address.

Connecticut Secretary of State: Voters with Disabilities Fact Sheet— “[I]mportant federal and state laws exist to protect your fundamental right to vote and prohibit discrimination on the basis of your disability. Those laws are designed to ensure that you have full and equal access to voting. The Office of the Secretary of the State is committed to ensuring that the polls are accessible to all voters and that you are fully able to exercise your voting rights privately and independently.”

Federal Voting Assistance Program –Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens can vote in US elections. The Federal Voting Assistance Program is a voter education and assistance program run by the United States Department of Defense that makes sure even if a citizen is living overseas, their vote counts.

Presidential Election ProcessLearn about the presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions.”

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Resources from Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations

Campaign Legal: Restore Your Vote–If you’ve had your voting rights taken away because of a felony, you may be able to restore them. This site has a useful quiz to help you determine if you can register to vote again or what you need to do to make yourself eligible to vote again.

Disability Rights Connecticut— The official site for Connecticut’s Protection and Advocacy group. They “provide legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities.” This includes voting rights. See Disability Rights Connecticut’s Voting Rights page for more information, including a booklet about your rights as a voter with a disability

National League of Women Voters Hamden-North Haven League of Women Voters— The League of Women Voters is a 100-year-old nonpartisan civic organization supported by member donations. It was originally started to support the enfranchisement and education of women voters.

Transform the Vote— A resource for trans voters published and maintained by GLAAD and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Vote 411— Voter Education Information brought to you by the League of Women Voters

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Campaign Finance Disclosures

Federal Election Commission–Official site of the United States government department that tracks campaign finances and donations.

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This page is compiled and maintained by staff at Miller Public Library, Hamden, Connecticut. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.
Last updated November 13, 2020