2020 Election recap

The 2020 election has now concluded, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris of the Democratic party defeated Donald Trump and Mike Pence of the Republican party. With the highest voter turnout since 1900, an estimated 150 million, it was a nail-biting race till the end. The main factor that shaped the election race was the voting methods used by voters of each political party. President Trump not only encouraged his supporters to vote in person and on election day but went as far as to tell them specifically to not mail their votes. As a result, Trump held the lead as the projected winner early on in the race, but as the mail-in ballots came in, Biden pulled ahead.

 Americans watched the swing states closely as the final votes came in; Trump held onto Florida, Texas and North Carolina., while Biden secured Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia. The biggest surprises were Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, which had all voted red in the 2016 election. At a total of sixty-two electoral votes, these four states were enough to secure Biden’s win. However, it has become abundantly clear that Donald Trump is unsatisfied and unconvinced with the turnout of the election, and has taken action by filing various lawsuits against states that did not vote in his favor, claiming fraudulent ballots and unconstitutional voting methods.

 Trump has been vocal of his sentiments through his Twitter, making proclamations such as: “The Radical Left Democrats, working with their partner, the Fake News Media, are trying to STEAL this Election. We won’t let them!” Despite his efforts, the majority of these lawsuits have since been lost or withdrawn, and it is unlikely that any efforts of the Trump campaign will overturn the results of any state, let alone the 36 electoral votes that Trump would need to win the election. Although some have yet to accept the outcome of the race, Biden and Harris are recognized as the president-elect and vice president-elect of the 2020 presidential election.