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2024 Presidential Election
Tuesday, November 5, 2024

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Latest updated April 15, 2024

U.S. President Candidate

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REPUBLICANS

Haley

Hutchinson

Ramaswamy

Christie

Burgum

Scott

Pence

Elder

Johnson

Hurd

Suarez

DEMOCRATS

Phillips

INDEPENDENT

REPUBLICANS

DONALD TRUMP

About The Candidate

Former President Donald Trump was the first contender to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2024. He faced impeachment twice by the US House of Representatives, one instance being for his involvement in provoking the fatal insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, after his electoral loss. He continues to reject the 2020 election results, in which he was defeated by Joe Biden, and propagates unfounded conspiracy theories concerning election fraud.

He is also the first former president to face legal charges, having been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in connection to hush money made to an adult film actress. 91 criminal charges spread across four cases are now on his tail, including allegations of mishandling classified documents following his departure from office.
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Campaign Position

  • Build ‘the largest domestic deportation operation in American history’; involve local police along with the US military to help with deportation operations that could oust millions from the country. [source]
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  • Stop all programs advocating for sex and gender transition at any age and punish doctors who provide gender-affirming care to minors. [source]
  • Pardon rioters convicted of federal offences related to their participation in the Capitol attack in 2021. [source]
  • Has expressed concern over strict anti-abortion laws; warned Republicans may alienate voters if such laws lack exceptions for rape, incest or maternal health risks. [source]
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DEMOCRATS

JOE BIDEN

About The Candidate

Joe Biden started his re-election bid by encouraging Americans to let him ‘finish the job’, pushing for his administration to advance its goals. Despite his approval ratings remaining just above 40%, political analysts suggest he stands the best chance of defeating Donald Trump. With a political career spanning over five decades, Biden’s platform aims to ‘fight for our democracy’ against ‘MAGA extremists.’ At age 81, he is the oldest president in U.S. history.

Campaign Position

  • Continue providing support to Ukraine in its fight for sovereignty against Russia. [source]
  • Set a $35 monthly cap on insulin costs for all Americans. [source]
  • Ensure the protection of Social Security and Medicare benefits. [source]
  • Pledge to veto any national abortion ban passed by Congress. [source]
  • Implement measures such as a billionaire minimum tax, closing tax loopholes, significantly increasing taxes on corporate stock buybacks to promote long-term investments, and guaranteeing that individuals earning less than $400,000 annually won’t face tax hikes. [source]
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DEMOCRATS

Marianne Williamson

About The Candidate

Marianne Williamson, a political activist and spiritual thought leader, is best known for her appearances on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and self-help books. She ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 2020 and made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2014. This time, she is campaigning on a progressive Democratic platform, including government-funded healthcare.

Campaign Position

  • Implement initiative to achieve 100% renewable energy in the US and reduce carbon emissions by 2035. [source]
  • Create programs and support services focusing on improving communication, using restorative circles and addressing nutrition needs. [source]
  • ‘Launch a domestic Marshall Plan to build ten million units of social housing in ten years.’ [source]
  • Vows to ‘fully fund the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and ensure its reauthorization in 2027 when it is set to expire.’ [source]
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INDEPENDENT

Robert f. kennedy jr.

About The Candidate

Recognised for his work as an environmental lawyer and his anti-vaccine views, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He announced his candidacy to end the ‘chronic disease epidemic.’ He compared COVID-19 vaccine mandates to ‘Hitler’s Germany’ and endorsed other unfounded claims about the pandemic, leading to the suspension of his non-profit group Children’s Health Defense Facebook page.

Campaign Position

  • ‘Transform the police’, rather than defunding them; encourage the police to prevent violence and unnecessary arrests; train officers in de-escalation and mediation techniques. [source]
  • Reduce the number of chronic diseases in children. [source]
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to US$15, drop housing costs by US$1,000 and reduce energy costs by limiting the export of natural gas. [source]
  • Allow student debt to be cleared through bankruptcy and ‘cut interest rates on student loans to zero.’ [source]
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INDEPENDENT

Cornell West

About The Candidate

In a video shared on Twitter, progressive activist and author Cornel West announced that he is running for president under the People’s Party—a third party led by a former campaign aide of Bernie Sanders. West later announced his bid as an independent, stating that people ‘want good policies over partisan politics.’ He also spoke about the civil rights movement throughout his campaign, intending to carry on the legacy of leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis. 

Campaign Position

  • End homelessness and push for the ‘right to quality affordable housing by eliminating coverage gaps’. [source]
  • Create a set of rights for workers, including ending right-to-work laws and providing more protection for those trying to join unions. [source]
  • Climate reparations and making a fair contribution to a fund for global loss and damage. [source]
  • Make abortion rights an official part of the Constitution. [source]
  • ‘Nationalize the healthcare industry, including the pharmaceutical industry’. [source]
  • Stop the widespread imprisonment of individuals and legally guarantee voting rights for all those incarcerated; immediately restore voting rights for people returning from incarceration. [source]
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INDEPENDENT

Jill Stein

About The Candidate

Jill Stein, a physician and environmental activist, joined the race as a third-party candidate in late 2023. She announced her campaign through a Facebook video where she criticised both parties, giving voters a choice ‘outside of the failed two-party system’. Before her campaign, Stein served as a transition coordinator for Cornel West’s bid for the Green Party nomination. She left when West opted to run independently.

Campaign Position

  • Implement a Green New Deal, involving significant investment in green jobs, industries and technologies. [source]
  • Vows to ‘put an end to the shameful legacy of systemic discrimination against women, Black and Brown people, Indigenous people, immigrants, people with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized groups.’ [source]
  • Vows to ‘create a new foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights to oppose violence, occupation, and apartheid.’ [source]
  • Create an ‘Economic Bill of Rights, including the right to a living-wage job, housing, food, healthcare, education and more.’ [source]
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