Joe Biden to be The 46th President of the United States


By Alli Lipsit, News Editor

Whether you voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, it’s pretty fair to agree that this election has been one that has kept everyone on their toes. Although official election night was last Tuesday, Nov. 3, the nation was unaware of who the next president-elect would be until yesterday afternoon.

As of Saturday morning, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada were still counting votes. Because of the pandemic and Biden’s push for mail-in ballots, the 2020 election has had an unprecedented amount of mail-in ballots. In fact, America hadn’t really seen voting via postal service since the Bush v. Gore election twenty years ago.

Biden was resting at 264 total electoral college votes, just 6 votes away from the magic number, 270, and the Presidency. While most of Biden’s supporters were counting on Nevada to turn blue and fulfill the exact number of votes, 6, needed for Biden to win, it was actually Pennsylvania that brought Biden to victory, putting him at 273. Since then, various other states have also turned blue, bringing Joe Biden to a total of 290 electoral votes.

Almost every major city had celebrations; parades in the streets, honking for Biden, etc. Although Biden supporters see the election as over, especially last night after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris gave their acceptance speeches, Trump and his supporters are refusing to stand down.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will not only be making history by being the first Asian-American and African-American Vice President, but also the first woman to serve as Vice President.

Trump is demanding a recount of votes in a majority of states and claiming various instances of fraudulent votes.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated, ” Trump said shortly after the announcement of Biden’s win.

So far, Trump has attempted to file multiple lawsuits against Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Michigan. A majority of these lawsuits have been dismissed by a judge, but some are still pending.