Trump becomes a one-term president
November 7, 2020 - Democrat Vice President Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. Victory in Pennsylvania delivered 20 Electoral College votes, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold needed to take the White House. President Trump has vowed to file legal challenges.
Of the 44 who have held office, only 11 presidents have failed to win re-election for a second term, when they have attempted to.
The last president to have failed to win re-election was George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992.
With coronavirus pandemic killing more than a quarter of a million Americans and putting the economy into recession, Trump has lost to Joe Biden after a close race.
Trump was narrowly defeated with the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic claiming almost a quarter of a million American lives and the economy in recession.
- 5 Presidents Who Couldn't Secure a Second Term (investopedia)
- Only 10 presidents have not won reelection, and polling suggests Trump could join them (Businessinsider)
- How many US presidents have lost a second term? All the one-term presidents (The Independent)
- Will Trump be a one-term president? Here's the list of the Commanders-in-Chief denied a second term (USA Today)
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