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2024 United States presidential election

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538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
 
Party Democrat Republican

ElectoralCollege2024.svg
2024 electoral map, based on 2020 census

Incumbent President

Joe Biden
Democratic



The 2024 United States presidential election will be the 60th quadrennial presidential election. The election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, along with other state and federal elections. It will be the first presidential election to use population information from the 2020 census.

President Joe Biden has officially announced he is running for reelection to a second term.

Former President Donald Trump has also announced he is running for reelection to a non-consecutive term.

The winner of the 2024 presidential election will be inaugurated on January 20, 2025.

Background

Requirements

Article Two of the United States Constitution states that for a person to serve as president, the person must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old, and have been a United States resident for at least 14 years. The Twenty-second Amendment prevents anyone from being elected president more than twice.

Democratic Party

Democratic Party presidential primaries results by popular vote, 2024
Current popular vote results of the 2024 Democratic presidential primaries

Declared candidates

Declared major candidates for the 2024 Democratic Party presidential primaries
Name Born Experience Home state Campaign
Announcement date
Contests won Delegates won Total popular vote Running mate Ref
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Joe Biden
November 20, 1942
(age 81)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
President of the United States
(2021–present)

Vice President of the United States
(2009–2017)
U.S. Senator from Delaware
(1973–2009)
Delaware Biden-Harris 2024 logo.svg
Campaign

April 25, 2023
FEC filing
Website

18
(AL, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, IA, MA, ME, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT)
1,707
(99.1%)
959,934 (82.0%) Kamala Harris
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Jason Palmer
December 1, 1971
(age 52)
Aberdeen, Maryland
Venture capitalist Maryland Jason Palmer 2024 campaign logo.png
Campaign
October 22, 2023
FEC filing
Website
1 (AS) 3
(0.17%)
5,457 (0.8%) None
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Marianne Williamson
July 8, 1952
(age 72)
Houston, Texas
Author
Founder of Project Angel Food
Candidate for president in 2020
California Marianne Williamson 2024 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign
March 4, 2023
FEC filing
Website
None 0
(0.0%)
34,931 (3.0%) None

Withdrawn candidates before the primaries

Major candidates who withdrew before the 2024 Democratic Party presidential primaries
Name Born Experience Home state Campaign
announced
Campaign
suspended
Campaign Total popular vote Ref.
RFK Jr 4x5.jpg
Robert F.
Kennedy Jr.
January 17, 1954
(age 69)
Washington, D.C.
Environmental lawyer
Founder of Children's Health Defense
Founder of Waterkeeper Alliance
California April 19, 2023 October 9, 2023
(running as an independent)
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Campaign
FEC filing
Website
439 (<0.1%)

Republican Party

Republican Party presidential primaries results, 2024
Current results of the 2024 Republican presidential primaries

Declared candidates

Declared major candidates for the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries
Name Born Experience Home state Campaign
Announcement date
Bound
delegates
Contests won Popular
vote
Ref.
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Donald Trump
June 14, 1946
(age 78)
Queens, New York
President of the United States
(2017–2021)

Chairman of The Trump Organization
(1971–2017)
Florida Trump MAGA logo 2024.svg
Campaign
November 15, 2022
FEC filing
Website
273 (83.2%) 24
(AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, IA, ID, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NH, NV, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI)
1,541,026 (63.9%)

Withdrew during the primaries

Withdrawn major candidates for the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries
Name Born Experience Home state Campaign
announced
Campaign
suspended
Campaign Bound
delegates
Contests
won
Popular
vote
Ref.
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Nikki Haley
January 20, 1972
(age 52)
Bamberg, South Carolina
Ambassador to the United Nations
(2017–2018)

Governor of South Carolina
(2011–2017)
South Carolina State Representative
(2005–2011)
South Carolina February 14, 2023 March 6, 2024 Nikki Haley for President logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
43 (13.1%) 2
(DC, VT)
763,763 (31.7%)
Ron DeSantis (53299142646) (cropped).jpg
Ron DeSantis
September 14, 1978
(age 45)
Jacksonville, Florida
Governor of Florida
(2019–present)

U.S. Representative from FL-06
(2013–2018)
Florida May 24, 2023 January 21, 2024
(endorsed Trump)
Ron DeSantis 2024 (DeSantis for President, logo).svg
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
9 (2.7%) None 42,687 (1.8%)
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Asa Hutchinson
December 3, 1950
(age 73)
Bentonville, Arkansas
Governor of Arkansas
(2015–2023)

Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(2003–2005)
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration
(2001–2003)
Arkansas April 26, 2023 January 16, 2024
(endorsed Haley)
Asa Hutchinson 2024 campaign logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
0 (0.0%) None 1,385 (0.1%)

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Vivek Ramaswamy
August 9, 1985
(age 38)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Executive chairman of Strive Asset Management
(2022–2023)

CEO of Roivant Sciences
(2014–2021)
Ohio February 21, 2023 January 15, 2024
(endorsed Trump)
Vivek 2024 Logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
3 (0.9%) None 13,817 (0.6%)


Withdrawn candidates before the primaries

Withdrawn major candidates for the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries
Name Born Experience Home state Campaign
announced
Campaign
suspended
Campaign Popular vote total Ref.
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Chris Christie
September 6, 1962
(age 61)
Newark, New Jersey
Governor of New Jersey
(2010–2018)

Candidate for president in 2016
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
(2002–2008)
New Jersey June 6, 2023 January 10, 2024 Chris Christie 2024 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
7,087 (0.3%)
Doug Burgum (53299217989) (cropped) 2.jpg
Doug Burgum
August 1, 1956
(age 67)
Arthur, North Dakota
Governor of North Dakota
(2016–present)

Senior VP of Microsoft Business Solutions Group
(2002–2007)
President of Great Plains Software
(1984–2001)
North Dakota June 7, 2023 December 4, 2023
(endorsed Trump)
Doug Burgum 2024 Logo (cropped).png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
180 (<0.1%)
Tim Scott (53297754192) (double cropped).jpg
Tim Scott
September 19, 1965
(age 58)
North Charleston, South Carolina
U.S. Senator from South Carolina
(2013–present)

U.S. Representative from SC-01
(2011–2013)
South Carolina State Representative
(2009–2011)
South Carolina May 19, 2023
Exploratory committee:
April 12, 2023
November 12, 2023
(endorsed Trump)
Tim Scott 2024 Presidential Exploratory Committee logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
196 (<0.1%)
Mike Pence (53299483780) (double cropped).jpg
Mike Pence
June 7, 1959
(age 64)
Columbus, Indiana
Vice President of the United States
(2017–2021)

Governor of Indiana
(2013–2017)
U.S. Representative from Indiana
(2001–2013)
Indiana June 5, 2023 October 28, 2023 Mike Pence 2024 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
404
(<0.1%)
Larry Elder in July (cropped).jpg
Larry Elder
April 27, 1952
(age 71)
Los Angeles, California
Host of The Larry Elder Show
(1993–2022)

Candidate for Governor of California in the 2021 recall election
California April 20, 2023 October 26, 2023
(endorsed Trump)
Larry Elder for President logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
Perry Johnson by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Perry Johnson
January 23, 1948
(age 75)
Dolton, Illinois
Founder of Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc.
(1994–present)

Disqualified candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2022
Michigan March 2, 2023 October 20, 2023
(endorsed Trump)
Perry Johnson 2024 logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
26 (<0.1%)
Will Hurd by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Will Hurd
August 19, 1977
(age 46)
San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Representative from TX-23
(2015–2021)
Texas June 22, 2023 October 9, 2023
(endorsed Haley)
Will Hurd 2024 logo.svg
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
Francis Suarez by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Francis Suarez
October 6, 1977
(age 45)
Miami, Florida
Mayor of Miami
(2017–present)

Member of the Miami City Commission
(2009–2017)
Florida June 14, 2023 August 29, 2023
(endorsed Trump)
Francis Suarez 2024 logo (transparent background).svg
Campaign
FEC filing
Website

Independent and third party candidates

Numerous third party and independent candidates have announced presidential runs.

Anti-vaccine activist and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has drawn support among independent and anti-establishment voters disillusioned with mainstream American politics, winning a plurality among independents in some polls. He has faced criticism for supporting various conspiracy theories, particularly on the John F. Kennedy assassination and COVID-19 vaccines. Left-wing activist and intellectual Cornel West announced a campaign as an independent after initially announcing a run as a People's Party and later a Green Party candidate. Centrist political organization No Labels, which helped create the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in the United States House of Representatives, also said they would consider running a third-party candidate, citing popular polling for such a candidate. Some established third parties, such as the American Solidarity Party, the Prohibition Party, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation have announced presidential nominees, while others, such as the Libertarian Party the Green Party and the Constitution Party have yet to hold their primaries.

Notable party nominations

The following individuals have been nominated by their respective parties to run for president.

With partial ballot access

These parties have ballot access in some states, but not enough to get 270 votes to win the presidency, without running a write-in campaign.

Without ballot access

  • Socialist Party USA: Bill Stodden, nonprofit executive
  • Transhumanist Party: Tom Ross, technology and political activist

Notable declared candidates

The following individuals have declared their intent to run for president.

Independents

Declared prominent independent candidates
Name Born Experience Home state Campaign
Announcement date
Campaign Ref
RFK Jr 4x5.jpg
Robert F.
Kennedy Jr.
January 17, 1954
(age 70)
Washington, D.C.
Environmental lawyer
Founder of Children's Health Defense
Founder of Waterkeeper Alliance
 California April 19, 2023
(as a Democrat)
October 9, 2023
(as an independent)
Robert Kennedy Jr for President Logo.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
Cornel West by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Cornel West
June 2, 1953
(age 71)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Academic and activist  California June 5, 2023
(for the People's Party)
June 14, 2023
(for the Green Party)
October 5, 2023
(as an independent)
West POTUS 24.png
Campaign
FEC filing
Website
Other candidates
  • Shiva Ayyadurai, engineer, entrepreneur, and anti-vaccine activist; candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 2018 and 2020
  • Joseph "Afroman" Foreman, rapper
  • Taylor Marshall, podcaster and author

Libertarian Party

  • Chase Oliver, nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, 2022
  • Art Olivier, 2000 Libertarian vice-presidential nominee, 2006 nominee for Governor of California, mayor of Bellflower, California (1998-1999)
  • Michael Rectenwald, author and former liberal studies professor at New York University

Green Party

  • Jill Stein, physician and 2012 and 2016 Green presidential nominee, member of the Lexington Town Meeting (2005–2010)
  • Randy Toler, political activist and co-chair of the Green Party of Florida

Publicly expressed interest

As of July 2024, the following notable individuals have expressed an interest in running for president within the previous six months.

Potential candidates

As of July 2024, there has been speculation about the potential candidacy of the following notable individuals within the previous six months.

  • William H. McRaven, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command (2011–2014) and Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015–2018)

Withdrawn candidates

The following notable individual(s) announced and then suspended their campaigns before the election:

  • Kanye West, rapper, candidate for president in 2020

See also

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