Biden vs Trump:
The election battleground in the US seems too close to call. At the same time, the US future stands on a razor-edge. Democratic candidate Joe Biden is within an arm’s distance of the White House after taking the narrow leads in Wisconsin and Michigan’s critical states.
The fight between blue and red or the democrats is seemingly turning to a bottleneck with nobody arriving at the needed 270 seats. Joe Biden is on the path of success, with Trump trailing behind with a slender margin. His outcry seems to add to the woes of Donald Trump. Joe Biden needs to clinch only one more battleground state to defeat the new President.
The democrats have already won the fiercely contested prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin, part of the hue Blue that slipped away from the democrats four years ago. Even after two days of the election, a stable result couldn’t be announced.
The present presidential race could be among the tightest in American history.
In the year, 1824, John Quincy Adams won in the House of Representatives after no candidate for a clear majority in the Electoral college. Rutherford Hayes won by a single vote in 1876 (185-184), and in 2000, George defeated AI Gore(271-267).
In 2020, in the see-saw elections, Joe Biden has polled more than 70 million votes, with Trump bagging 66 million votes. Joe Biden also broke the record of Barack Obama (66,862,039 votes) in 2008, thereby carving his name in US elections history. Moreover,Trump’s campaigners had put into action the legal strategy, which the President has signaled for weeks, attacking the voting process’s integrity in the states where the results could mean his defeat. Democrats scoffed at the legal challenges in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia.
However, legal challenges are afoot, and they could complicate things by accusing each other of trying to steal the election. The flurry of court actions did not seem destined to impact the election outcome. In other words, Democrats’ hopes to control senate are turning up with Joe Biden inching forward towards the victory. Over 140 million votes have been counted so far .
Voters have turned to record in the numbers for the vice president. The democrat candidates’ team announced that they were confident of getting 270 electoral college votes. Mr. Biden himself tweeted, ‘Be patient folks. Votes are being counted. And we feel good about where we are.’ Meanwhile, Donald Trump failed to accept, claiming he was a ballot fraud victim and got cheated. He even threatened to go to court in every state that had backed Mr. Biden.
Alongside the reasons that swept Mr. Biden by a right margin can be attributed to the following. The difference that made Joe Biden walk into a streak of success with a leap pending can be numbered as few. Women favored Biden, and men were inclined towards the new President, Donald Trump.
Biden was able to sweep high in the big cities while Trump kept the rural counties in his kitty. Biden was backed up by the poorer voters too. He dominated among those aged less than 30 but was behind Trump, who had voters aged 50. The inauguration date is on January 20. If Biden wins, he will be 78 and the oldest person to be elected since Trump.
Written by Ramyasree D.