The 2020 presidential election is not just a two-person race. In fact, there are more than 1,200 people running for president besides Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
The list includes third-party hopefuls like the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Jo Jorgensen.
But there are also lesser-known candidates like former Mighty Ducks child actor Brock Pierce. Or Jade Simmons, described by the BBC as “A former beauty queen, professional concert pianist, motivational speaker, rapper, mother, and ordained pastor”.
The BBC did a great write-up on these dream chasers. You can read about them here…with the portion focusing on Brock Pierece being the most personally fascinating!
However, out of the 1,200-ish presidential hopefuls, only 165 have raised more than zero dollars.
That includes the ever-present Kanye West, who so far has spent more than $5.9 million on his campaign
Want to browse the entire boring list? Have at it!
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Fun Fact: Out of the 230 US presidents, only one has been elected as an independent. The first one. George Washington.