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An Historic American Election

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The US election have crossed through the wide range of media houses throughout the world, as every ears and eye are paying keen attention to the Democracy giant nation as they are looking to pick who will be their leader for the next four year and on November 3, 2020 the citizen of the US flood the nation to make their decision known to the world.

Joe Biden

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the election system for the year 2020 was somehow different from the way it used with the adoption of mail-in-ballot and walk-in vote. The new system adoption has increased the voting output and reduced the risk of the COVID-19. 

However, it does increase the time frame of the voting count which has otherwise kept the Americans waiting until November 7, 2020 before the winner of the presidential seat could be announced after the count of the majority vote. 

However, prior to the declaration of the president elect, the presidential race between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump was so close. Despite the pre-election poll conducted, it literally does not give Trump a chance to win the election. However, the popular vote casts reveal that Trump was getting closer to Biden despite the magnanimous differences between the parties Electoral College votes counts.

More so, the race narrows to Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia, signs that early voting patterns have carried through to high turnout rates can already be seen across the country. States like Florida, Idaho, North Carolina and Delaware have already seen vote counts at or greater than the historic-high turnout of 65% of the voting eligible population in 1908. 

The counted vote so far in this year's US election had nearly reached 67% of the 239,247,182 eligible voters. The United States is on track for its highest electoral turnout since 1908 likely around 65 percent of eligible voters, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project. But U.S. turnout usually lags behind that of other developed democracies.

More importantly, since the dawn of modernity, American has always had a low turnout compared to the 2020 election which could have been facilitated by the new adopted system of mail in box which makes the citizen cast their civic without stress and with safety against coronavirus pandemic.
 
Although, Joseph Biden might have been the declared 46th president elect of the United States of America and the oldest president in the rich history of America but the tenacity of Donald Trump in the race to the White House seat has never been so easy an oral vote as much as the electoral vote has shown. However, the popular vote counted so far has reached an historic level of 150,000,000 out of the 239,247,182 eligible voters.




However, after waiting days for results, on Saturday CNN can characterize Former Vice President Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the presidency and parts of the nation erupted in celebration as the news was called and scenes of cheering and singing flooded social media Saturday.
Biden's apparent win is historic because he broke Barack Obama's record for most votes cast for a U.S. presidential candidate, and also because it means Sen. Kamala Harris is set to become the first female Vice President and woman of color in the White House.

"I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris," Biden said in a statement after major media outlets projected him as the winner. "In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America."

"With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation," the statement added. "It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together."

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, released a defiant statement through his campaign, claiming "this election is far from over" and touting unfounded claims about his coming legal fight. The White House declined to comment on several news organizations projecting Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the election.

Moreover, irrespective of the legal that looms ahead after the election result declaration, it doesn’t change the fact that the 2020 election has the historic turnout, as many came to express their constitutional right, in order to choose who leads the country for the next four year at the seat of power.




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