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Glorious USA Meltdown: Election Coverage

Glorious USA Meltdown: Election Coverage

Madeleine Monkman

To say 2020 has been a historic year would be an understatement. From writing my first article, Voting in the US: 1st Easy Beginners’ Guide to the mishandling of a global pandemic to a high stakes election with one of the highest voter turnouts, the USA certainly has had its fair share of monumental moments. I believe I can speak for all Americans when I say I haven’t slept at all this week; my eyes have been glued to MSNBC watching as Steve Kornacki runs scenario after scenario after scenario. 

Misleading Beginnings

While Trump started off the election with leads in battleground states such as Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and most importantly Pennsylvania, these states slowly flipped blue for former Vice President Joe Biden.  This slow gain can be attributed to the increase of mail in ballots due to COVID. 

Iconically, Georgia flipped blue for the first time since 1992. Georgia also has the potential to flip the majority in the Senate in favor of the democrats with two runoff elections for senator; the candidates are Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. These elections will be held on January 5, 2021. Georgia will also most likely hold a recount for the presidential election due to the extremely thin margins; Biden currently leads by 0.1%. 

Trump and his supporters have been trying to promote conspiracies of voter fraud, going so far to claim that news equipment vans are really smuggling in fake ballots. The reality of the situation is that democratic Biden supporters are more likely to vote via mail due to the pandemic, while Trump supporters believe COVID is a “hoax” and were instructed by the President to vote in person.

The Trump campaign has filed major lawsuits in Pennsylvania, “Alleging that its poll watchers were not being allowed to properly observe the vote count (…) intending to stop the Philadelphia vote count. A judge ultimately denied this request.” (ABC News 2020) This has caused outrage across the United States, due mainly to the fact that the President is attempting to interfere with the democratic process that has been in place since the 1700s.

The Supreme Court getting involved seems highly unlikely, despite Trump’s claims. Chief Justice John Roberts “has often tried to distance the court from the political branches of government and the politics he thinks could hurt the court’s reputation”. (Associated Press 2020) Chief Justice Roberts was a lawyer during Bush v. Gore in 2000.

Trump’s campaign team has also filed lawsuits on similar grounds in Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. You may take notice these are battleground states, including the two crucial states of Arizona and Nevada. 

Turning of Tables

Despite not being called quite yet, Joe Biden seems to be pulling ahead and nearing closer to victory. If he does win, he will be inheriting an extremely divided nation. The 2020 election has shown the United States, and the world, how deep set white supremacy and misogyny lies in the way of American people. Despite Joe Biden leading the popular vote, the election is still extremely close.

It’s brought to light, for many ignorant people, that roughly half of Americans would still vote for Trump, even after experiencing the dysfunction of his administration. Trump has stated many times he would refuse a peaceful transition of power, making Joe Biden’s job, if elected, extremely difficult. Trump supporters have already broken out in protests across the country, attempting to get into ballot offices and even coming to protests armed. 

Victory

Kamala and Joe election
Kamala and Joe election

This morning Pennsylvania was called around 8:30 PST and Joe Biden was declared the winner. Millions of Americans have been waiting for this moment, and it is finally here and it’s really beautiful to see so many people celebrating and on the streets of Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C, New York, Chicago; showing true signs of patriotism that we haven’t seen in years.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

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Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

Van Jones breaking down in tears on CNN put it best “Telling the truth matters and being a good person matters. It’s going to be easier for a lot of people. This is a vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. ” Over the past four years or so, the country has really become extremely divided and this election has torn apart friendships and families etc. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be needing to promote unity across the country and reach out to the uneducated white population that we see voting for Trump.

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