Joe Biden elected 46th President of the United States

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Joe Biden delivering a speech to the American Public.

Four days after election day, former Vice President, Joe Biden, was elected as the 46th president of the United States. Biden won against opponent Donald Trump, with 279 electoral votes. Towards the end of the race, Biden managed to secure himself a win in states that typically vote red. His appointment continues to add contention to the general American public with the divide between the two main political parties.

One of Biden’s new policies for the American people includes creating ten new testing centers in each state, while Trump wanted to open the country by creating a COVID-19 task force. Biden’s approach created some concern for the public. Additionally, Biden promised to immediately re-join the Paris climate agreement if elected. Biden is significantly more serious about the climate crisis than Trump, which is one of the reasons why he has been elected.

After the heated battle, Trump failed to continue his reign over the country. Many voters did not appreciate his personality, policies, and morals. He stood for increasing drilling for oil and gas, which harmed the environment. He did not support the Black Lives Matter Movement and did not denounce white supremacy. These components also contributed to his loss as the majority of Americans did not align with his beliefs.

This election was a stressful week for everyone but has finally come to a close with a winner. Former President Trump has pursued legal action against Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan and plans to sue over ballot counting in those three states. Biden will be sworn into office on January 21st and tackle the country’s many problems.