The United States Presidential Election has come and gone. It is no longer news that the incumbent; Donald Trump has been defeated by Joe Biden. Trump is the first United States president to lose reelection since 1992. Voter turnout is the highest since the 1900s. Both candidates received over 70 million votes with Biden receiving over 79 million votes, the highest ever in favour of any presidential candidate. Biden’s Presidency will be confirmed when he and his vice; Kamala Harris are officially voted in by congress on January 6, 2021.
At the time of writing, vote counting is officially still on, but Biden has an insurmountable lead of 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232. Biden is also leading Trump by almost 5million in popular votes. The election also had a record high number of votes casted early by mail due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
At the start of vote counting after the November 3 election, Trump took early lead. But as the large number of mail in ballots were being counted, Biden took the lead and maintained it till He surpassed the 270 electoral votes mark required to win the election.
Biden is already setting things in place as he prepares to take over at the WhiteHouse. President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
Outgoing President, Donald Trump is yet to acknowledge Biden’s victory sighting vote counting irregularities. He has instigated lawsuits in some swing states challenging election results and demanding vote recount. Vote recounts have been done in some of these states confirming Biden’s victory.
The 2020 United States Presidential election has so far been adjudged free and fair.