2020 US Presidential Election: Joe Biden Wins


Courtesy of ABC7 New York

Shortly after receiving the news of his presidential victory, Joe Biden addressed the nation in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, explaining his intentions for the next four years to come.

Riley Pietsch, Editor-in-Chief

After four long days of waiting for the 2020 US presidential election results to be finalized, it has become evident that Joe Biden has secured the spot of the 46th president of the United States. Since Election Day, November 3, there has been uncertainty as to which candidate would come out victorious, but because of Biden’s win of Pennsylvania, a Keystone State, he took the lead earning 273 of the required 270 electoral votes.

Donald Trump, 45th president and republican party representative, and Joe Biden, soon-to-be the 46th president and democratic party representative, have been competing for over a year to enter 2021 as the next President of the United States. The two have worked tirelessly, campaigning to earn the votes of the American people, and their hard work has finally come to an end, with Biden earning 273 electoral votes to Trump’s 214 electoral votes.

Election Day brought Trump and his supporter’s great relief, as he seemed to be performing well compared to Biden, with most states appearing to be red; however, because of COVID-19, there was an influx of mail-in ballots. Because of the great number of mail-in ballots, the days following Election Day favored Biden, and many states where Trump had a substantial lead, slowly started to become blue. 

Throughout the months leading up to Election Day, many have questioned mail-in ballots, including Trump. In a presidential debate against his opponent, Joe Biden, Trump questioned the validity of mail-in ballots, stating that they would bring “a fraud like you’ve never seen.” Due to these claims made by the president, many Trump-supporters and fellow mail-in ballot skeptics have protested the results of this election, as they fear it is not the true outcome, but a fraudulent result.

Trump has taken to Twitter to voice his concerns when it comes to the legitimacy of this 2020 election, writing that “Tens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8 P.M. on Tuesday, Election Day, totally and easily changing the results in Pennsylvania and certain other razor thin states.” However, it is important to note that this tweet, along with many other of President Trump’s recent tweets comes with a notification saying: “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”

Repeatedly, Trump has explained that he thinks the only people capable of determining the results of the 2020 election are those on the US Supreme Court, so it would not be surprising if they made a statement on the legality of this year’s election.

As for Biden’s response to the election results, he spoke to the American people in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. As his supporters and his adversaries listened at home, Biden firmly stated that he “pledge[s] to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify, who doesn’t see red states and blue states, but only sees the United States.” Following, he added that he “sought this office to rebuild the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class and to make America respected around the world again.”

This past week has been intense, and Sammy Baloch (12) has felt uneasy during the last few days, explaining that she “sometimes had trouble sleeping because of the long wait for the results.” Despite the craziness of this year’s election, whether it be COVID-19 or the controversy surrounding mail-in ballots, The Associated Press has declared the winner of the 46th President of the United States’ position to be Joe Biden.