Joe Biden is Projected Winner of 2020 Presidential Election


President Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris holding hands while giving their victory speeches Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sofia Farres, Editor-in-Chief

Most news outlets declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election on last Saturday, November 7th. He and running-mate, Kamala Harris, will be the next President and Vice President of the United States come January 20, 2021. 

Biden received the most votes ever in a presidential election, totaling more than 78 million votes. He’s projected to beat incumbent President Donald Trump by 65 Electoral votes. The election was extremely close in regards to the popular vote, although prior polls indicated Biden might win by more of a landslide.

Biden is the former Vice President of the United States, having served during the Obama Administration. He also served as a Senator from 1973 to 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party and has plans to fight COVID-19, racial inequality, climate change, and many other pressing issues while he is in office. To learn more about his plans, click here. 

This election was record-breaking with over two-thirds of eligible voters casting their ballots, according to The Washington Post. 

President Trump is claiming that voter fraud was rampant throughout the election, despite having no concrete evidence to prove it. He is refusing to concede, according to multiple news sources including Associated Press. Most of his post-election lawsuits have been dismissed or thrown out by judges.

The election also made history with Kamala Harris becoming the first ever woman Vice-President Elect. 

Harris is a current U.S. Senator for California and has been since 2017. She also has a background in law, as the former Attorney General of California. 

She was born of both Indian and Afro-Jamaican ancestry, making her not only the first woman elected to be Vice President, but also the first African American, the first Asian American, and the first Caribbean American to hold the post in the history of the U.S. 

In addition to Harris’ historic win, more women than ever before were elected to Congress along with many other people from underrepresented backgrounds. To learn more about these new public servants, click here.

This election, along with this year in general, has definitely been one for the history books!