2020 Benjastanian presidential election

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2020 Benjastanian presidential election

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Turnout72.0%
  Portrait of Benjamin Pickles (June 2020 - small).png Portrait of Crispin Speakman (2019).png Molly Pickles in June 2021.jpg
Nominee Benjamin Pickles Crispin Speakman Molly Pickles
Party Workers' Independent Conservative Independence
Alliance BDU
Home state Thomasville District Bathemia Greater Mollyopolis
Running mate Sha'uri Ellis Ivan Brienovich Temperance Ellis
States carried 3 1 1
Popular vote 10 4 4
Percentage 55.6% 22.2% 22.2%

2020 Benjastanian Presidential Election Results (map).png
Results of the election by state.

President before election

Benjamin Pickles
Workers' Party

Elected President

Benjamin Pickles
Workers' Party

The 2020 Benjastanian presidential election was held on 25 June 2020. Benjastan uses a runoff election system, in which the two candidates with the highest percentage in the first vote advance to a second round of voting if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. However, the winner of this election receieved 55.6%, so no runoff was needed. Incumbent president Benjamin Pickles won re-election, defeating Governor Crispin Speakman (ICP) and Governor Molly Pickles (Independence). Advanced polls opened on 8 June 2020.

Background

On 18 May 2020, President Benjamin Pickles held a referendum on allowing contested Presidential elections. The vote passed, and President Pickles called a snap Presidential election, scheduled for 30 December 2020. He later changed the date to 25 June 2020.

Voting

Online

Online voting began on 25 June 2020, with results being released as they came in. Most Benjastanian citizens outside of Ontario will vote this way.

An image of a ballot used.

Ballots

Benjastanian citizens near the country had the opportunity to vote with paper ballots. Advanced polls opened on 8 June 2020.

Parties

Workers' Party

The Workers' Party was the incumbent party in the 2020 election. The party changed its name from the People's Revolutionary Communist Party of Benjastan to the Workers' Party of Benjastan during the election. The party's nominee was elected by party members in the 2020 People's Revolutionary Communist Party Presidential Primary.

Nominees

2020 Workers' Party ticket

Benjamin Pickles Sha'uri Ellis
for President for Vice President
Benjamin Pickles Image 2020.png
Portrait of Sha'uri Ellis (2020).png
President of Benjastan
(2017–present)
Vice President of Benjastan
(2017–present)
Campaign
Pickles-Ellis Logo Stars.png

Primary

Main article: 2020 People's Revolutionary Communist Party Presidential Primary

Candidates in this section are sorted by votes from the primary
Benjamin Pickles Paris Wright
Benjamin Pickles Image 2020.png JamieDaCuhaPortait.png
President of Benjastan
(2017-present)
Governor of Attika
(2020-present)
3 votes 2 votes

Independent Conservative Party

The ICP was the second largest party in the People's National Congress of Benjastan at the beginning of the election. They nominated Sullivan Matthews as their candidate for President on 19 May 2020, with Ivan Brienovich as the Vice Presidential nominee. However, a scandal led to Sullivan Matthews' Benjastanian Citizenship being revoked, removing him from contention. By process of elimination, Crispin Speakman then became the presidential nominee.

Nominees

2020 Independent Conservative Party Ticket

Crispin Speakman Ivan Brienovich
for President for Vice President
Portrait of Crispin Speakman (2019).png
Portrait of Ivan Brienovich (2020).png
Governor of Bathemia
(2020–present)
Member of the People's National Congress
(2020–2020)
Member of the People's National Congress
(2020–present)
Campaign
Speakman Campaign Logo.png

Independence Party

The Independence Party was founded on 18 May 2020 by Greater Mollyopolis Governor Molly Pickles as a way for her to run for President outside of the two major parties. The party is socialist, but slightly to the right of the Workers' Party.

Nominees

2020 Independence Party Ticket

Molly Pickles Temperance Ellis
for President for Vice President
Molly Pickles in June 2021.jpg
Portrait of Temperance Ellis (2020).png
Governor of Greater Mollyopolis
(2020–present)
Member of the Greater Mollyopolis State Legislature
(2020–present)
Campaign
Molly for President Logo.png

Withdrawn candidates

Candidate Experience State/SAR Running Mate Camapaign announced Campaign suspended Logo
No official portrait.png
Gus Rósínśtí
Leader of the
Monarchist Party of Benjastan

(2020-2020)
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Greater Mollyopolis
Crispin Speakman
Member of the PNCB
(2020–2020)
19 May 2020 19 May 2020
(endorsed Pickles)
Gus 2020 Campaign Logo.png

Party alliances

Supporting Pickles (Workers' Party)

Supporting Speakman (ICP)

Debates

Debate Date Time

(EST)

Candidates Host Broadcasted With Moderator
1 27 May 2020 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Benjamin Pickles

Molly Pickles

Crispin Speakman
(represented by Ivan Brienovich)

BNG YouTube[a] TBA

Polling

Opinion polling for the 2020 Benjastanian presidential election.png
Poll source Date Benjamin Pickles
Sullivan Matthews
Crispin Speakman
Gus Rósínśtí
Molly Pickles
FORECASTED RESULT
BNG 19 May 2020
50.0%
37.5%
-
0.0%
12.5%
Benjamin Pickles Elected
BFSN 19 May 2020
28.57%
57.14%
-
14.28%
0.0%
Sullivan Matthews Elected
BNG 20 May 2020
50.0%
50.0%
-
-
0.0%
Tossup
BNG 21 May 2020
75.0%
25.0%
-
-
0.0%
Benjamin Pickles Elected
BNG 22 May 2020
42.9%
42.9%
-
-
14.3%
Tossup
BNG 7 June 2020
50.0%
-
33.3%
-
16.7%
Benjamin Pickles Elected

Results

2020 Benjastanian presidential election
Party Candidate Running mate Votes %
Workers' Party Benjamin Pickles Sha'uri Ellis 10 55.6%
Independent Conservative Party Crispin Speakman Ivan Brienovich 4 22.2%
Independence Molly Pickles Temperance Ellis 4 22.2%
Popular vote
B. Pickles
  
55.6%
Speakman
  
22.2%
M. Pickles
  
22.2%

Notes

  1. https://youtu.be/dTsc9AaLu0o - Full video of debate