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2020 Republican Party presidential primaries

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2,552 delegate votes (2,442 pledged and 110 unpledged) to the Republican National Convention
1,276 delegates votes needed to win
  Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg Bill Weld campaign portrait.jpg Rep Joe Walsh (cropped) 3.jpg
Candidate Donald Trump Bill Weld
(Withdrew)
Joe Walsh
(Withdrew)
Home state Florida Massachusetts Illinois
Delegate count 1,797 1 0
Contests won 33 0 0
Popular vote 13,682,123 286,564 169,713
Percentage 94.14% 1.97% 1.17%

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Candidate Rocky De La Fuente
Home state California
Delegate count 0
Contests won 0
Popular vote 73,119
Percentage 0.50%

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First place by first-instance vote

Previous Republican nominee

Donald Trump

Republican nominee

Donald Trump

The 2020 Republican Party presidential primaries and caucuses were a series of elections which took place in many U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. These events elected most of the 2,550 delegates to send to the Republican National Convention. This election selected the Republican Party's nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 election.

On March 17, Donald Trump had won more than half of the delegates for the election. He became the presumptive nominee. On August 24, the delegates voted for Trump as the official nominee.

Background

Incumbent president Donald Trump informally launched his bid for re-election on February 18, 2017. He launched his reelection campaign earlier in his presidency than any of his predecessors did. He was followed by former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld, who announced his campaign on April 15, 2019, former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, who declared his candidacy on August 25, 2019.

Former governor of South Carolina and U.S. Representative Mark Sanford launched the third primary challenge on September 8, 2019 and withdrew from the race two months later.

In February 2019, the Republican National Committee voted to provide undivided support to Trump. Seven states have decided to cancel their primaries and caucuses.

Candidates

Nominee

Republican Party (United States)
2020 Republican Party ticket
Donald Trump Mike Pence
for President for Vice President
Official Portrait of President Donald Trump.jpg
Vice President Pence Official Portrait.jpg
President of the United States
(2017-present)
Vice President of the United States
(2017-present)
Campaign
TrumpPenceKAG.png

Other candidates

Candidates in this section are sorted by state ballot access
Bill Weld Joe Walsh Rocky De La Fuente Zoltan Istvan Mark Sanford
William Weld in 2016.jpg
Congressman Joe Walsh, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host (cropped).jpg
Zoltan Istvan public profile photo (cropped).jpg
2016 Libertarian vice presidential nominee
68th Governor of Massachusetts
(1991–1997)
U.S. Representative from Illinois
(2011–2013)
Businessman
Reform nominee for President in 2016
Transhumanist U.S. Representative from South Carolina
(1995–2001, 2013–2019)
68th Governor
(1998–2002)
Bill Weld campaign 2020.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Joe Walsh 2020 Logo-black.svg
Campaign
FEC filing
Rocky De La Fuente 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
FEC filing Mark Sanford without slogan.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Exploratory Committee: February 15, 2019
Announced: April 15, 2019
Suspended: March 18, 2020
Announced: August 25, 2019
Suspended: February 7, 2020
Endorsed Joe Biden (Democrat)
Announced: May 16, 2019 Announced: November 18, 2019
Suspended: March 12, 2020
Announced: September 8, 2019
Suspended: November 12, 2019
1 delegate
286,564 votes (1.97%)
169,713 votes (1.17%) 73,119 votes (0.50%) 14,291 votes (0.10%) 4,258 votes (0.03%)

Convention site

On July 20, 2018, the Republican National Convention chose Charlotte, North Carolina as the site for their 2020 national convention. The convention will be held between August 24 to August 27.

Convention site

On July 20, 2018, the Republican National Convention chose Charlotte, North Carolina as the site for their 2020 national convention. The convention will be held between August 24 to August 27.

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