By. M Goncalves
After a competitive and tight election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, Joe Biden wins the election, becoming US's 46th president. Kamala Harris, his vice, will become the first female vice president and will join Biden in his office in 2021. Biden is an experienced politician who served as Barack Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2016. In 1987, Biden ran for president but withdrew from consideration after it was discovered he had plagiarized a speech from British politician Neil Kinnock.
There are 538 delegates in the USA, of who 306 voted for Biden and 262 voted for Trump. Biden received 51.1% of the votes from the American population whilst Trump received 47.1% (1.8% of the population decided not to vote).
Near the end of the election, when every single vote was crucial for each party, there was delay when counting the votes from the state of Pennsylvania, adding even more tension to the situation. After all votes were counted, it was announced that Joe Biden had received 81,660 more votes than Trump.
At the end of the election, the democratic party was very pleased with the results. After being elected as president, Joe Biden said, “My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory… 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.”
The republican party were enraged by the outcome of election as they claimed Georgia’s election system committed voter fraud and believed that they were the ones to receive more votes and should have won. These elections were extremely tight in votes, showing that there is still little unity in the country, and that Joe Biden will have to excel in his jobs as president to be able to unify the people of this country.