Biden Wins the 2020 Presidential Election

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Kimberly Espinosa, Senior

After the long-awaited presidential election, which determines who will be the president for the upcoming four years in the United States of America, took place on November 4th, 2020. After many days filled with tension, it was announced that Joe Biden (President elect) and Kamala Harris (Vice President elect) won the election. 

Due to COVID-19, many votes were sent in through the mail, making the process longer than expected. Finally, on November 7th, 2020, Biden was declared the next president causing a wave of celebration across the country. 

Joe Biden, who is a member of the democratic party, ran against and defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 elections with 290 electoral votes. This will not be President Elect Biden’s first time in the White House, since he has already spent eight years as a Vice President to former President Barack Obama from 2008 to 2016.

President Trump lost the electoral vote but still picked up 72 million votes which is an unprecedented number.  Unfortunately for Trump, Biden received 80 million, which makes him the popular vote winner.

Joe Biden said the following on his Instagram the day his victory was announced, “ … [America,] I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be president for all Americans- whether you voted for me or not.”

Nogales junior, Ethan Alba, expressed his thoughts about Biden’s victory, “I believe that Biden and Kamala Harris winning the election will lead to new openings and new paths that we previously didn’t have.”

On January 20th, 2021, Biden and Harris will be inaugurated into office. Many Democrats are excited and hopeful that positive changes will be made for the country.