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As the country gears up for the 2020 presidential election, we wanted to know where you stood—especially after Kanye West announced he would be running for president this year. The results show many of our readers are voting for Joe Biden.


At 78%, Biden takes 118 of the 152 votes from readers. Readers who commented cited experience, leadership and qualifications.

"We need a president with a brain, with a sense of history, with compassion, and with a sense of justice. We need someone who understands how government runs, who is brave enough to rebuild bridges broken by the incumbent. We are desperate to help educate those citizens who survive off of a simplistic memes," one reader said.

Some stated they were only voting for Biden because he was the Democratic candidate, and vice versa for some of the 15% who voted for the reelection of President Donald Trump. Some readers who chose Trump said they wanted a Republican to stay in office.

Supporters of Trump stated he was the best candidate due to his policies and what he has done for the economy.

"Despite his blunt manner, President Trump is by far better for the country than Joe Biden would be. Trump has had to endure years of almost traitorism by never-Trumpers (Democrats, much of the media, even some fellow Republicans. Despite this, he's been able to carry out most of his campaign promises). If the Democrats win, our republic will be in trouble," one reader said.

Five readers voted for "none of the above." One wrote, "They all seem like terrible options."

Of the three who voted "not sure," one person wrote, "Waiting for a shoe to drop for any of the underwhelming candidates, and thus hoping for a late new entrant to race."

And of the last three who voted for artist Kanye West, none commented on why they support the candidate.

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