Joe Biden was recently elected as the president of the United States. However, once an election passes in politics, all eyes will quickly focus on the future and now, permutations and predictions are already being thrown up in the lead up to the 2024 US presidential election. In this article, we are going to take an early look at the 2024 US presidential election looking at the election schedule, likely candidates to contest and their odds of winning.
2024 US Election Schedule
The 2024 US presidential election is set to be conducted on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. The election will be the sixth quadrennial presidential election in the US. It will also be the first presidential election after electoral votes are distributed according to the post 2020 census reapportionment.
Just like every other US presidential race, the candidate who gets at least 270 electoral votes will be declared the new President of the US.
At the present moment, it’s not known who the presidential contestants for the 2024 US election will be. This necessitated by the fact that elections in the US follow caucuses and primary elections. Simply put, this means the actual contestants will come from those who compete and win the primary elections.
Like any other election, the two main parties that will likely win the 2024 presidential election are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The Democratic Party which is the current ruling party will likely propose and support the reelection of Joe Biden for a second term. For so long, ruling parties in the US have supported the reelection bids of the incumbent and this is something which is expected to continue in 2024.
Though the 2024 election is still far, Joe Biden has already expressed his intention to seek reelection. If reelected in 2024, Joe Biden will be the oldest person to be elected the US President at 86 years of age. Speculation in the Democratic circles suggests that there are other Democratic Party leaders who are keen to contest for the presidential post. The current Vice President Kamala Harris is believed to be keen to succeed Joe Biden if he decides to call it quits after just one term. New York District’s representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is also viewed as a popular candidate if she decides to run.
On the Republican side, Donald Trump vacated the presidential seat in the last election but is still angling for another chance to become the US president. If he decides to run and win the 2024 election, he will follow in the footsteps of Grover Cleveland who served two non-consecutive terms as President. Other Republican Party members who have been muted as potential candidates include Ted Cruz the current US Senator for Texas, Matt Gaetz a US representative from Florida, Chris Christie the Governor of New Jersey, Rand Paul the US Senator from Kentucky and Nikki Haley the former UN Ambassador to the United Nations and also former Governor of South Carolina.
The list of the current favorites for the US presidency for the 2024 election is as follows:
- The incumbent Joe Biden
- The current Vice President Kamala Harris
- Former President Donald Trump
- Current US Senator Ted Cruz
- US representative for New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Former United States Ambassador to United Nation Nikki Haley