Joe Biden wins 2020 presidential race

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Lawrence Jackson

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, future president and vice-president of the United States face one another during this year’s 2020 presidential campaign.

Ashten Asimos, Staff Writer

President-Elect Joseph R. Biden wins the 2020 election Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m. 

It took four days to count in-person and mail-in ballots after polls closed the night of Nov. 3. 

Swing states were the candidates’ major concerns. On Nov. 5, Biden had 264 electoral votes and Trump had 214, yet Trump led in the majority of remaining states. With such a close race, America waited on Nevada, which would grant Biden victory with six electoral votes. Nevada was not called for Biden until the morning of Nov. 7, when Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes gave Biden a victory.

While states such as Georgia, Alaska, and North Carolina continue to count, Joe Biden currently sits with 290 electoral votes and Trump with 214.

Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated into office on Jan. 20. Harris will be the first female and the first woman of color to hold the office.

“There has been so much hate and division that has been supported over the last four years, and while I know that America has not fixed all of its problems with this election, it has reaffirmed that America still continues its promise of a democracy based on the will of its people and the strength we garner from our diversity,” said junior Ava Estes.