Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
Journalists want to be first to tell the public who won, but the 2020 election night news frenzy may be very different from past years’ coverage.
President Trump was direct in announcing he had COVID-19. But presidents in the past have been very good at deceiving the public about the state of their health. Which direction will Trump go now?