Election Results

Election Results

Abbi Moore

After all the hard work that both candidates put in, we finally have a winner. Joe Biden is now the U.S. President elect! To win the election, a candidate must receive 270 electoral votes. Joe Biden received 290 and Trump had only received 214. Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th, 2021. Seeing that Biden won, Trump has started to challenge election results, but then dropped his case.

Florida, being one of the swing states, surprised us all after their votes came in quicker than usual. Florida was expected to be a blue state but turned to red as Donald Trump pulled the state. Swing states are usually the states that decide who will win the electoral college and then the presidency. Another popular swing-state was Arizona which had been trying to break unified Republican control of the state government by flipping one or both state legislative chambers

Earlier this month on November 4th, Trump falsely claimed that he had won the election even as votes were still being counted in key states. His words were, “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” After hearing this, the Biden campaign responded to this by accusing him of “a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.”

Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said in a statement: “The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect.” Biden’s manager also said that if Trump did try to dispute any votes in court, the Biden campaign would fight the attempts in court. Joe Biden still widens the electoral vote lead over Trump.