Joe Biden Wins Presidential Race

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Kayla Gidzinski

On Nov. 3, America chose Joe Biden as its 46th president.

Biden’s victory marked a historical milestone as Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, will become the first female to serve as vice president, and the first vp of African-American and South Asian descent.

Biden ended the race with 290 electoral votes to President Trump’s 214 votes. Altogether, to clinch the presidency, a candidate must earn 270 votes.

Due to the severity of COVID-19, mail-in ballots were used in record numbers, though the option slowed the election’s results.

Maria Cornwell, 44, expressed relief about the results of the election.

Cornwell said, “After the last four years of watching the current president put such a division between the people of this country, we finally got tired of it. We need a president that is for all Americans and not just the Republicans. We need someone to bring us back together as a nation and finally make America great again.”

Cornwell, a customer service representative, expressed her dislike for Trump.

“Trump has done nothing to calm the unrest in our country. He has spent more time rallying and golfing these last few years than anything. I think it is time for a change because we need to do some good for once. Regarding Biden’s win, I am looking forward to the future and what he has planned,” said Cornwell.

On Saturday evening, Biden and Harris visited Wilmington, Delaware, and presented their speeches as president-elect and vice president-elect.

Biden promised to serve as a leader who will unify, noting his appreciation towards the 74 million Americans that voted for him. Also, he sympathized with those who chose Trump as president, relating to their frustrations when he had lost past elections.

Harris said her election would have a positive influence on young girls, showing the nation’s endless possibilities for females.

President Donald Trump, as expected, ignored the outcome of the race. Trump claimed the election was rigged and posted several tweets about the unfairness of it all.

Trump plans to take legal action as he is convinced many mail-in ballots were fraudaulent. It appears the current president is in denial over Biden’s victory.

Bucks student David Southworth shared his thoughts.

“Well, to be honest, I am not necessarily happy with the results. However, I would not have been too fond if Trump won either. My worry is that Biden is a bit too old to be in charge and Harris is kind of a radical leftist. Plus, I do not like how she called Biden a racist on television, yet she ran with and all,” stated Southworth. “Another thing I did not like was how there only plan was to basically dump Trump. I do not think Biden and Harris have any idea on how far they are about to bring down the economy.”