The 2020 Presidential Election


Cooper Ams, Co-Editor

This past week, the American people experienced utter chaos while waiting anxiously for the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. This chaos started on Tuesday, November 3, the highly anticipated Election Night.


Starting at 8 PM, states started to count their votes and the news outlets were able to begin calling states for certain candidates. Starting on the east coast, states such as Virginia and Vermont were called for Joe Biden, and Kentucky and West Virginia were called for Donald Trump. With each candidate winning states as the night went on, poll workers eventually called it a night, saving the rest of the votes to count over the next few days. As Tuesday night came to a close, Joe Biden was ahead of Donald Trump in the Electoral College, with Biden having 235 votes to Trump’s 209 votes, according to Fox News. With Biden currently leading in the Electoral College, Trump, however, was leading in the popular vote in the swing states of Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The American people woke up on Wednesday morning, however, to find that Trump’s lead in Wisconsin had been cut down by about 150,000 votes. This was the beginning of Biden taking the lead in the crucial swing states. As the week progressed, Biden overtook Trump in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, ultimately giving Joe Biden a healthy lead.


With this, the Trump Campaign quickly filed lawsuits in both Pennsylvania and Michigan. The Trump Campaign filed these lawsuits to halt counting votes. President Trump showed his wish for the halt of vote counting by tweeting out “STOP THE COUNT!”, hoping to get the poll workers to stop counting votes after election day. These lawsuits, however, have not worked for the most part, with a large amount of them already being dropped. According to Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer for Trump, the Trump Administration is expected to file up to 10 more lawsuits relating to the election starting this upcoming Monday, November 9th.


While the Trump Administration is continuing to fight in court, Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th President of the United States. Biden becomes the 5th former Vice President of the United States to later become President of the United States, joining John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren, and George H. W. Bush. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, made history this election, becoming the first woman of color to be elected Vice President of the United States. On the flip side, with Trump’s defeat, he joins 9 other presidents who only served for one term, not earning re-election: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, Benjamin Harrison, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush. As lawsuits continue to be filed against certain polling stations, I think it is safe to say that unless the courts discover large-scale voting fraud within the major swing states, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States and will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. In conclusion, the 2020 Presidential Election will go down as one of the craziest elections in the history of the United States of America.