Projected to Win the 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden


President-elect, Joe Biden, after his acceptance speech on Nov. 7. Biden beat Trump with 290 Electoral votes, Trump only having 214. Photo from Vox.

Joseph R. Biden was elected as the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7. Biden defeated President Donald Trump after winning Pennsylvania, which brought his total Electoral College votes above 270. Biden and Kamala Harris delivered their acceptance speeches Saturday night in Delaware.

Though Biden hasn’t officially won until all states have declared it, it is projected that he will become the next president of the United States. In his victory speech, he expressed that “this is the time to heal in America” and that he pledges to “be a president who seeks not to divide but unify, who doesn’t see red states and blue states, only sees the United States.”

President Trump was on his golf course in Virginia when the race was called and immediately refused to acknowledge the victory. He vowed to continue challenging the validity of legally cast ballots in several states. The Trump campaign has launched multiple lawsuits in attempts to delay the counting of votes, but this action has, so far, been unsuccessful.

Biden’s victory has proven to be a historic milestone, as his running mate, Kamala Harris, will be the first Black Democratic Asian-American woman as vice president. Shortly before Biden’s acceptance speech, Harris gave her own. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Harris stated. “Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

The presidential election has no doubt been a tense one. All states will publicly confirm their picks on Dec. 1. As for now, it has been predicted that Biden and his associate Harris will win the 2020 election. Democrats from all around the United States celebrated Biden’s projected victory Saturday night and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the United States in 2021. Republicans, on the other hand, are upset that Trump isn’t returning to the White House for his second term.