The Election


Sofia Matos

The 2020 election is finally over.  As many of you know this election has been like no other in the history of the United States of America.  How the election was won, who won, and the effects on the country are covered in this month’s article.

This election has been like no other in the U.S.A.’s history.  Instead of ending on election day this year, the Presidential election went on for another five days until a winner was declared.  On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Joe Biden was declared the President elect.  He has the title elect because he is not yet President and you never know what could happen.  As of when this article was written, Joe Biden has 290 electoral college votes while Donald Trump has 232.  

To be able to be the Presidential election you have to reach 270 electoral college votes.  Joe Biden accomplished this on Saturday when Pennsylvania was declared a Democratic state which gave Biden the votes he needed to win the election.  This means that as of now, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States on January 20th of 2021.  Along with this, the United States has its first female Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris.


As of now, our current President is looking to get a recount of the votes in some states to make sure Biden won.  This may delay when Biden is brought into the office in January to a later date. Also, our current President Donald J. Trump still has not accepted defeat and continues to say on social media that he will win.  Even if a recount gets approved in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin it is extremely unlikely that Trump will be able to win back enough states to get him to 270 electoral college votes.  


Some events that will happen in the coming future before Biden becomes President is on December 8th all election disputes have to be solved on a state level.  Also, all the state’s recounts have to be in by that date.  On December 23rd, certificates will be awarded to the winning candidates on State and National level.  On January 6th of 2021, they will count all of the house and senate votes and Vice President Mike Pence will announce the results.  If there was a close call in an election, the House would decide the winner.  This is not going to happen in this election because Joe Biden has easily cleared the 270 threshold.  On January 20th of 2021, the President-elect is sworn into office as the next President of the United States of America.  

In conclusion, there is still a lot of work that has to be done before we can have our next President of the United States.  This election was truly like no other before. This election will go down in history as one of the most intense ever.  


Thank you for taking the time to read my work. 


Until Next Time,


Sofia Matos


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