By Riya Lahoti
With a tight race between both Democratic candidate Joe Biden and current president Donald Trump, the election kept all of America on edge as citizens saw the fluctuations of the battleground states change from either Democratic-leaning to Republican and vice versa.
Biden was able to re-win the blue wall back from 2016, conquering Wisconsin and Michigan with a small lead. Back when just elected for the Democratic nomination, Biden knew that conquering the votes of the Blue wall (specifically battleground states Wis., Mich., and Pa.) would be a critical factor in his victory. Therefore, his final days of campaigning in the Northern battlegrounds were successful, as Wisconsin and Michigan were officially blue on Nov. 4, raising his electoral votes to 264. However, the most surprising state to vote Biden in this election was Georgia, a state if you asked its political preference a few years ago would have no doubt indicated red.
Trump had been initially leading in both Pennsylvania and Georgia through the majority of the election; however, when mail-in ballots and early votes were counted, causing Biden to win both battleground states as well, the Blue wall was officially rebuilt and won the election at 290 versus 214 electoral votes.
America has officially chosen Joe Biden to be the 46th elected United States President. “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify,” Biden stated in his victory speech Nov. 7, 2020.
Joe Biden’s Vice President, Kamala Harris, will also be the first Women, black, and Indian VP of the United States.
TRUMPS VOTING FRAUD CLAIMS
Soon after Joe Biden had won the election, came voter fraud accusations from the Trump supporters and Donald Trump himself within the four primary battleground states: Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Wisconsin. From when mail-in ballots were first introduced as a potential voting source, the Trump administration questioned its legitimacy and any probable fraud that could occur because of it.
He warned of a “rigged election” and asserted that there were ballots with his name voted dumped in rivers. He also claimed that the legal number of eligible voters were less than the number of ballots and votes Wisconsin counted. Some of his recent Tweets also insisted that many Democratic votes were falsely cast by people currently not alive today. However, all of his claims are currently flagged as false, as he lacks evidence in causation.
His team has initiated many lawsuits and plans on taking actions against alleged voter fraud within the Federal Courts.
As of now, however, four of his lawsuits within Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania have been brought down by the courts, claiming that there is no reasonable proof of his accusations. However, Trump has not yet accepted defeat.