Biden picks Harris as V.P. and each party held conventions

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden announced his decision to select democratic Sen. Kamala Harris as his potential Vice President in August. Harris is the fourth woman in American history to be on a major political party ticket, along with Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. 

Harris served as the District Attorney for San Francisco’s 27th district from 2004 to 2011. She then served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017. She has represented California as a Senator since 2017.

    From Aug. 17-20, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) was held virtually. The convention released its 2020 platforms which, according to the DNC includes  “building a stronger fairer economy, achieving universal, affordable, quality health care, protecting communities and building trust by reforming our criminal justice system,” among more. 

Some notable speakers include Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Former President Barack Obama, and Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.

  The Republican National Convention was held from Aug. 24-27, mostly virtual. President Trump’s acceptance speech took place at the White House with a live audience.  The GOP did not release 2020 platforms, but it is speculated that President Trump will be running on similar platforms that got him elected in 2016. According to the GOP, platforms are focused on “keeping a strong economy, increasing jobs, [and] cracking down on Illegal immigration.” 

Some speakers at the RNC were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump.