Biden’s 2020 Victory

Joe Biden anticipates becoming the president-elect for the 2020 presidential election, receiving 290 electoral votes, compared to Donald Trump’s 232. The 2020 president-elect is scheduled to be inaugurated into office on January 20th, 2021.

Biden has made many promises during his campaign including tackling the climate emergency, improving racial equality, safely reopening schools, empowering and protecting women, supporting essential workers, scaling up employment insurance, strengthening ties with South America, ending the gun violence epidemic, beating COVID-19, advancing LGBTQ+ equality, ending the opioid epidemic, and empowering minority communities in America.

The Associated Press shows that Utah’s six votes in the electoral college went to Donald Trump. Swing states that voted for Joe Biden include Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Swing states that voted for Donald Trump include Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas.

This election had one of the biggest voter turnout in decades, with both major candidates receiving millions of votes. According to the United States Election Project, over 158 million people voted in the 2020 presidential election. Compared to the 2016 election where only 136 million people voted.