Top 6 Prop Bets for the 2020 US Presidential Election

| October 25, 2020 3:57 am PST
2020 Presidential Election Prop Bets

Voting allows your voice to be heard, but your participation in the upcoming election doesn’t have to stop there.

Dabbling in the presidential election prop bets keeps you engaged in the action, plus gives you a chance to win some money in the process.

Sounds like a win-win.

With November 3rd inching closer and closer, the time to tackle the election props is now.

There are literally hundreds to choose from across the best political betting sites. I’ve chosen the six top presidential election prop bets that I think are most worth betting on at this point. Take a look and see if you agree.

Voter Turnout – Number of Voters

Over 149.5 Million Voters-215
Under 149.5 Million Voters+165

Locking in this presidential election prop bet requires no insight into either candidate’s motives or initiatives. All you have to do is decide how many people you think will cast a ballot in 2020.

For some perspective, a shade under 139 million votes were tallied in the 2016 election – the most in the history of any presidential race. Then again, indications from early voting in Texas points toward the 2016 record-count being shattered. 

This is a straight pick between the two options. How motivated do you think the American public are to vote for their preferred candidate right now?

If you believe there’s going to be another record turn out, you should bet on the over. If you don’t see that happening, go with the under.

Voter Turnout – Percentage of Voters

Over 60.5%-140
Under 60.5%+110

This is another prop based on how many people will be casting their vote in the 2020 presidential election.

To quickly clarify, we’re talking about the percentage of eligible voters who end up turning in a card.

We haven’t seen the 60% threshold breached since 1968, and here’s some data from the past five elections to give you a better outlook on our country’s recent participation.

Year Voter Population Votes % of Turnout
2000 209,787,000 105,594,000 50.3%
2004 219,553,000 122,349,000 55.7%
2008 229,945,000 131,407,000 57.1%
2012 235,248,000 129,235,000 54.9%
2016 250,056,000 138,847,000 55.5%

We’ll need to see a significant increase in turnout for the over to come in here, but there are plenty of signs pointing towards that happening. The fact that the under has the higher odds tells us something, too.

Which Party Will Win the Popular Vote?

Democrats-500
Republicans+300

Remember, the winner of the Popular Vote has no direct bearing on who will be the next president. Hilary Clinton received more votes overall than Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but it wasn’t enough for her to take office. We all know how that one turned out, as it was Trump’s victory in the Electoral College which saw him into the White House.

Which side you take here is ultimately up to you, but don’t place this presidential election prop bet without shopping your lines first.

The odds displayed are referenced from MyBookie, although head to BetOnline if you happen to think the current underdog wins here. There you can latch onto Donald Trump winning the Popular Vote at the handsome price tag of +450.

Winner of Popular Vote Also Wins the Electoral College

Yes-225
No+185

Here’s another prop bet for the 2020 presidential election that is extremely straightforward. It’s simply asking if you think the winner of the Popular Vote will also win the Electoral College.

This didn’t happen last time around, as I’ve already mentioned. Donald Trump’s 304 Electoral College votes “trumped” Hilary Clinton’s 227, despite more people voting for the Democrat candidate.

The polls so far suggest that Biden is going to win the Popular Vote AND the Electoral College. If you trust them, you know what to do here.

Can we rely on the polls after 2016, though?

House Seats Won by the Democrats

Over 209.5 Seats-1800
Under 209.5 Seats+900

It’s important to know where to bet on the 2020 US Presidential Election so that you can track down props like this one. Not all of the top sites will have such bets listed.

Some tidbits pertinent to this particular presidential election prop bet are as follows.

  • It takes 218 seats to gain majority control of the House of Representatives.
  • The Democrats currently hold 232 seats

Nothing at all is certain about the 2020 US presidential election. However, the Democrats getting at least 210 seats is perhaps one of the safest election bets you can make. Whether it’s worth it at these odds is for you to decide.

Majority Control of the US Senate

DEM Senators in the 117th Congress-190
REP Senators in the 117th Congress+145

Most will tell you the US Senate is more prominent than the House of Representatives, but that’s neither here nor there.

We’re focusing on the best prop bets for the presidential election. This one begs the question of which party will hold majority control in the upcoming poll.

As of now, the Republicans hold 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate, while Mitch McConnel (R) has served as the Majority Leader since 2015.

Ready to Bet on the Election?

Surely some of these prop bets for the presidential election caught your eye. For those hungry for more, we have a handful of savvy political writers who will be contributing lots of content related to betting on the upcoming election. Keep your eye on our politics blog for more.

Here are some of the published posts that you might be interested in.

November 3rd will come and go, so don’t let it pass you by without immersing yourself in the action.

Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

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