Election Results: What We Know Now

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Sara Molina – Staff Writer

“I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see red and blue states, but a United States. And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people. For that is what America is about: the people,” said Joe Biden during his victory speech on November 7.

After 4 days of counting ballots, Biden has been elected to be the 46th president of the United States.

With victory in the swing state of Pennsylvania, Biden surpassed 270 electoral college votes along with the most votes cast for a presidential candidate, 76.9 million, according to CBS News.

Donald Trump, however, has no plans of concession and has a lawsuit against Pennsylvania this week with claims that the Trump campaign was denied the right to a fair count.

The observers were not allowed into the counting rooms. I won the election, got 71,000,000 legal votes. Bad things happened which our observers were not allowed to see. Never happened before. Millions of mail-in ballots were sent to people who never asked for them,” tweeted Trump Saturday evening.* (Hyperlink tweet here)

According to Bloomberg, Trump has already filled 6 lawsuits in Pennsylvania earlier last week, one of which did include campaign representatives being denied reasonable access to monitor ballot counting. Counting did stop but was able to resume with observers following COVID regulation shortly after.

Despite Trump’s efforts, many news outlets have agreed that Biden is the rightful winner.

Biden has had a career in politics for nearly 50 years.  He was first elected a senator of Delaware in 1972 and attempted to run for president in 1988 and 2008 before running along with Obama as vice president, as stated by Fox News.

Biden decided to run his 2020 presidency with his vice president Kamala Harris.

Harris is the first woman, first Black person and first person of Asian descent to become vice president. In 2017, Harris became the senator of California. Before that she was district attorney of San Francisco. Harris also attempted to run for president this year but after her campaign falling short she took the leap to join Biden’s campaign.