America Shocked By President Election Results

America Shocked By President Election Results

Gina Lorusso, Staff Writer

As 2020 comes to an end, we will enter the new year with a new president and vice president in office. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 presidential election against incumbents Donald Trump and Mike Pence, with 306 electoral college votes. The election was held on November 3, 2020, and had the highest voter turnout than any other election since 1900 with over 150 million total votes, shattering the previous records of Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and William Howard Taft. 

Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, became the second African-American and first South Asian-American female senator in history when she was sworn into office in 2017. As she steps up into her new position, she will continue to make history for women and people of different ethnicities worldwide.

This election’s entirety was surprising, considering the significant delays in voting due to counting the mail-in ballots. Many people took advantage of mail-ins to cast their votes early, but the results weren’t announced until November 7, four days after the election day.  Rumors of voter fraud took over the United States and caused an uproar in the political conversation. Still, federal agencies and state officials claim it was “the most secure in American history,” assuring there was no influence on the voting count. Although these statements have been made, the Trump Administration has still filed legal challenges that were dismissed in a court of law. 

The 59th inauguration ceremony where Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States is scheduled to occur on January 20th, 2021, welcoming him and First Lady Jill Biden to the White House.