Who is Joe Biden?

Amidst a global crisis, Biden is looking to leverage his government experience against President Trump’s lack of service before taking up office. Biden also has eight years of Obama policy experience to add to his appeal, while his involvement wit...

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If Biden wins the election on November 3, at 78, he will become the oldest President to take the office.
Former Vice President to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, is the Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential race.

Biden is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, passing the Delaware bar exam a year after graduating. He practiced for a while, simultaneously running for County Council, and eventually running for the US Senate.

While in the US Senate, Biden served on the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, building an enviable experience in matters of the law and national security.


If Biden wins the election on November 3, at 78, he will become the oldest President to take the office. He brings with him considerable experience, having served in the US Senate for six terms and two terms as the Vice President.

Amidst a global crisis, Biden is looking to leverage his government experience against President Trump’s lack of service before taking up office. Biden also has eight years of Obama policy experience to add to his appeal, while his involvement with the Affordable Care Act makes him stand out during a healthcare crisis.

The former vice president lost his first wife and a daughter to a car accident in 1972, and a son to brain cancer in 2015. He’s often cited them as a reason as to why public, affordable healthcare is ‘personal’ for him.
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Biden is a supporter of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act - which prioritises affordable access - as opposed to Medicare for All - which aims to ensure total coverage - a move that have made supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren wary of the former vice president.

In the run up to the election, Biden has made numerous suggestions on how to deal with the coronavirus crisis, including making COVID-19 tests free and easily accessible. He’s also advocated for a future vaccine to be as cheap as possible and ideally, not cost patients at all.
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