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Ballot breakdown: Breaking down Trump and Biden's stances

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are still in a very contested, confusing race for the 2020 election.

Today is election day. As voters head to the polls, here is a breakdown of both presidential candidates’ stances on contentious issues from their respective website.

Police and Criminal Justice reform

Donald Trump(R):

  • Fully fund and hire more law enforcement officers

  • End “cashless bail” and keep people in jail until trial

  • Increase criminal penalties for assaults on law enforcement officers 


Joe Biden(D):

  • End federal use of private prisons and the death penalty

  • Decriminalize cannabis and expunge prior convictions

  • Invest $1 billion per year to reform the juvenile justice system


Coronavirus Response


  • Develop and distribute a vaccine in 2020

  • Refill stockpiles and prepare for future pandemics

  • Make Regeneron and other treatments free and available to all Americans


  • Rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Hire around 100,000 contact tracers

  • Make COVID-19 testing free to all Americans


Taxes and the Economy


  • Create tax credits that bring jobs back from China

  • Create 10 million jobs in 10 months

  • Create “Made in America” tax credits


  • Raise corporate tax to 28%

  • Extend COVID crisis unemployment insurance

  • Invest $400 billion of federal money in products made by American workers