Each election is different ... different issues, different choices, different political/economic/culture milieu. So, my approach to voting is that each election has to be assessed uniquely for what needs to be accomplished. Sometimes there are strictly issues elections where candidates' policy stands are all important; sometimes there are elections that hinge on the character and honesty of the candidates and their parties. The 2020 election, in my estimation, is all about Americanism, the Constitution, the values of the Declaration of Independence ... and whether or not we will continue as a free republic.
Trump and Trumpism have enveloped the 2020 election -- Trump's selfishness, incompetence, arrogance, corruption, and divisiveness have made all other considerations this year secondary. As patriotic Americans and decent human beings we really have only one choice and that is to replace Trump and his corrupt administration with Vice President Biden.
Joe Biden is a centrist who has displayed in his long political career a dedication to civil society and the functioning of the federal government in a manner that at least tries to make it work for all residents of the nation. I think Biden will make a good president and will get the country back on track.
Sadly, Trumpism has infected every aspect of the once respectable 'Party of Lincoln' -- it just isn't that party since Trump came along -- Lincoln would be aghast. So, my general principle for 2020 is that all Trumpican/Republican candidates have to be defeated. Trumpism must be excised root-and-branch from the American body politic.
I live in the western Denver suburb of Arvada, Colorado, and this list reflects the contests in my area.
President and Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Colorado United States Senator
U.S. Representative - Colorado 7th Congressional District
State Board of Education - 7th CD
Regent of the University of Colorado - 7th CD
State Senator - District 19
State Representative - District 29
Lindsey N. Daugherty
State Representative - District 27
District Attorney - 1st Judicial District
Jefferson County Commissioner - District 1
Jefferson County Commissioner - District 2
Amendment B - Repealing the Gallagher Amendment
Amendment C - Bingo-Raffle Liberalization
Amendment 76 - Redundant Citizen Voting Qualification
Amendment 77 - Allow Localities with Gaming to Set Limit on Gambling Stakes
Proposition EE - Increase Taxes on Nicotine Vaping Liquids and Tobacco
Proposition 113 - National Popular Vote for President
Proposition 114 - Restoration of Gray Wolves
Proposition 115 - Mind Other People's Business Abortion Proposal
Proposition 116 - Reduce Colorado Income Tax Rate
Proposition 117 - Make Us Vote on Government Fee Increases
Proposition 118 - Paid Family Leave