US Presidential Elections 2020 - Betting, Odds & Tips

Event Type


Political Election

Event Date(s):


3rd November 2019

Event Time:


All day



United States of America




Previous (Year) Winner & Score/Time


Donald Trump, Republican Party

Prize Money





US Presidential Elections History


The 2020 Presidential Elections will be the 59th presidential election held since the inaugural 1788-9 event, which saw George Washington elected. The latest Constitution ratified in 1788 dictated that a president could only serve two four-year terms and elections should take place every four years. Initially, each state chose whether to hold a popular vote or whether to allow an elector representing the electoral college to choose the state’s pick for president. The 2020 election will continue the tradition of both electoral college votes and popular vote contributing to the presidency. The electoral college votes, of which a majority is needed, are arguably more significant in securing the presidency than the popular vote, with examples of the president not attaining the popular vote, yet becoming president. The electoral college consists of 538 electors comprised of 435 members of the House of Representatives, 100 senators, and 3 electors given to the District of Columbia.



US Presidential Elections Format


The Democrats and the Republicans have been the two major parties attaining the vast majority of both the popular vote and the electoral college vote since 1868’s election. Exceptions include 1872’s Republican vs Liberal Republican vote majority, and 1912’s Democrat vs Progressive vote majority. While there have been third parties, such as the Reform Party and the Dixiecrats absorbing some of the votes, the US Presidential elections largely run as a two-party system.


The vote is first-past-the-post (FPTP) at federal state level. The winner of the FPTP ballot or the candidate who gains the majority of votes gains all of the votes from the state’s electoral college. This is true for all states except Maine and Nebraska, where the votes of the state are allocated to the FPTP winner as per the party of the two senate seat-holders, and one to the FPTP winner in each congressional district in the state.



US Presidential Elections Betting


Odds are given on winning party, winning presidential candidate, Republican Party candidate and Democrat Party candidate. Full US Presidential Elections 2020 odds can be found here.



US Presidential Elections Betting Tips


Opinion polls are held regularly to ascertain which candidates may be chosen and which way each state looks to be leaning, which can feed into general information on who might be the victor for each type of bet. For all tips for the US Presidential Elections 2020 – and for all other major events - please visit the Tips Section of the Oddschecker AU Website.



US Presidential Elections 2020 Odds




Past US Presidential Elections Results


Year Winner Runner-up
2016 Donald Trump, Republican Party Hillary Clinton, Democrat Party
2012 Barack Obama, Democrat Party Mitt Romney, Republican Party
2008 Barack Obama, Democrat Party John McCain, Republican Party



US Presidential Elections Records:


There have been several instances where the candidate with the lower vote managed to win the US presidency due to the electoral college system. These include 2016’s Donald Trump, 2000’s George W Bush, 1888’s Benjamin Harrison, 1876’s Rutherford B Hayes, and 1824’ John Quincy Adams. The first female presidential candidate was Victoria Woodhull in 1872. Although 2016’s Hillary Clinton represents the first time a female candidate was chosen by a major political party. The 1876 election had the highest turnout, with 82.6%, while the 1824 election had the lowest, with 26.9%. In 1936, Franklin Roosevelt attained 98.49% of the electoral college votes, with his 60.8% of the popular vote. The popular vote majority was only beaten in 1964 when Lyndon B Johnson gained a record 61.05% of the popular vote. Franklin D Roosevelt, during his second term in 1936, is often considered the US president with the greatest election win.

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