Last updated on: 1/10/2022 | Author: ProCon.org

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2020 Candidates on Clean Water
10/5/2020 -

Explore whether the 2020 candidates believe American communities have a right to clean water.

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Banned Books Week 2020
9/28/2020 -

Read ProCon.org’s Top 3 Pros and Cons on whether parents or other adults should be able to ban books from schools and libraries.

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2020 Candidates on Protections for College Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct
9/28/2020 -

Trump and Jorgensen agree that Title IX should give more protection to students accused of sexual misconduct. Biden disagrees. Hawkins believes all allegations should be investigated.

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2020 Candidate Finances
9/25/2020 -

With the Aug. 31, 2020 FEC filings, for the first time, Biden had raised more than Trump.

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US Executed Man for Crime Committed as Teen for First Time in 70 Years
9/25/2020 -

Christopher Andre Vialva was convicted of murdering two youth ministers in 1999, when Vialva was 19 years old.

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California to Ban New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035
9/25/2020 -

Governor Newsom issued an executive order on Sep. 23, 2020.

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Trump Announces New Cuba Sanctions
9/23/2020 -

On Sep. 23, 2020 Trump announced new economic sanctions on Cuba, including bans on US citizens buying Cuban rum and cigars, staying at Cuban government-owned hotels, and traveling to Cuba for sporting events, performances, and professional meetings and conferences.

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Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson to Vote for First Time in Nov. 2020 Election
9/23/2020 -

Rapper and TV star Snoop Dogg and former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson both said they would vote for the first time in the Nov. 2020 election. Both stars were convicted of felonies, Snoop Dogg in 1990 and 2007 and Tyson in 1992.

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2020 Candidates on 100% Clean Energy
9/21/2020 -

Biden, Hawkins, and Jorgensen agree that the US should move toward 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions. A position was not found for Trump.

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US Census Releases Data from Updated American Community Survey
9/17/2020 -

Among the findings were that there were about 980,000 same-sex households in 2019.

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Appeals Court Upholds Florida Felon Voting Law
9/14/2020 -

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 that Florida can require repayment of fines and fees before former felons are eligible to vote.

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2020 Candidates on LGBTQ+ Adoptions
9/14/2020 -

Trump and Jorgensen agree that adoption agencies may refuse LGBTQ+ adoptions. Biden disagrees.

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2020 Candidate Finances
9/9/2020 -

The 2020 candidates have raised a collective total of $744,823,899.00 as of the most recent FEC numbers (July 31, 2020), with Trump having raised the most (55.7%), followed by Biden (44.1%), Jorgensen (0.2%), and Hawkins (0.4%).

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2020 Candidates on a Carbon Tax
9/8/2020 -

Biden and Hawkins are pro carbon taxation, while the positions of Trump and Jorgensen are not clear.

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COVID-19 Has Killed More Prisoners than Capital Punishment since 2001
9/2/2020 -

As of the morning of Aug. 23, 2020, 858 prisoners had died of COVID-19 (coronavirus), more than the 839 prisoners executed since 2001.

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