(Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected as the 46th President-elect of the United States/Photo Courtesy of Jim Watson/Getty Images)
The American people have spoken and they have elected former Vice President and Delawarian senator, Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the presidency of the United States.
Biden called for an end of “a grim era of demonization in America,” as he promised to unite the divided nation embroiled in a global pandemic, racial tension, and an economic recession.
Joe Biden’s win was widely anticipated and predictable, even through days of agonizingly long vote counting, it was not an easy win for the Democrats. Trump has been proven defeated on the path to the presidency, however much of the GOP and his supporters seem still entrenched in “Trumpism”.
For four years President Trump has fanned the flames of misinformation and chaos in order to create divisions among our nation’s citizens. In recent months, President Trump has touted that mail-in ballots were fraudulent and that they will be the key to a Democrat victory.
Despite no evidence from this claim he requested his supporters at campaign rallies to vote in person.
Early on in the ballot counting, it looked like Trump had a decent lead in many swing states due to a majority of his supporters voting in person.
Once mail-in ballots began being counted, Trump’s lead dwindled and slipped away as Joe Biden’s supporters had mostly voted by mail due to the pandemic.
Trump had an extremely thin lead in all of the swing states that he absolutely needed in order to win, yet slowly they began to flip. First Wisconsin, then Michigan, followed by a closely flipped lead for Biden in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Arizona.
Trump’s electoral college lifeline was left up to fate after the Associated Press had projected that Biden will win Arizona. From there Biden would only need one of the three states he held a lead in.
Finally, Joe Biden’s boyhood state of Pennsylvania was projected to be won by the Democratic nominee.
Trump, who was visiting one of his many golf courses when CNN and other networks projected the win for the former VP, has shown no indication of backing down and conceding, tweeting “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
President-elect Joe Biden, who turns 78 next month and will be the oldest president in U.S. history, has already started work for the transition to his new governmental role. He has began by putting together a Covid-19 task force filled to the brim with scientists and professionals as the United States surpasses 10 million cases.
After the Associated Press declared Joe Biden the next President of the United States, he delivered a victory speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. He said he was “humbled by the trust America had placed in him” and reached out to those Americans who did not vote for him.
“I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” Biden said. “This is the time to heal in America.”