November 8, according to preliminary statistics from Fox, Associated Press, CNN and other media, Democratic presidential candidate Biden has obtained the 270 electoral votes needed for election in the 2020 U.S. election.
However, Republican presidential candidate Trump has questioned the mailing ballot and individual vote counting process, filed lawsuits in many places and asked for a recount, refused to admit defeat, and is still making a final effort, adding a trace of uncertainty to the final direction of the election.
Win multiple key swing states in a row
Biden has been certified as “President-elect”
Due to various factors, the vote counts in several key swing states in the United States have been slow, which has also delayed the results of the election that should have been released three days ago. Trump’s election can be said to be full of twists and turns. At one time, he was popular in several key swing states with the lead in the first vote count of the voting site, and even eager to declare himself “win”.
However, with the issuance of mail-in ballots, Democratic supporters obviously love this voting method relatively more, and the election situation has taken a turn, with key swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia turning red to blue.
According to the latest results of Fox News, Biden won the first four states, with a total of 290 votes, crossing the 270-vote election threshold.
Fox News’ real-time election map shows that three of the 50 states in the United States, Alaska (3), North Carolina (15) and Georgia (16) did not produce election results. Among them, Trump is currently leading Alaska and North Carolina, but he is powerless to recover from the final election trend.
In addition, the latest Associated Press statistics show that Biden has 283 electoral votes and Trump’s electoral vote is 214. In addition, the statistics of American media such as CNN are 273 votes for Biden and 213 votes for Trump.
Although the methods and order of their respective statistics vary, they all show that Biden has exceeded 270 electoral votes.
The latest information on the certification of Biden’s social media account. The picture shows a screenshot of social media.
On the evening of the 7th, after learning the latest results of the ballot, Biden has successfully changed the authentication information of his social networking website to “President-elect”.
Trump has not given up yet.
Declare yourself “elected” again
Although the chance of winning the election is slim, Trump issued a statement saying that the election is not over and his campaign will file a lawsuit next Monday.
Trump has also posted several messages on his social networking website, listing some “flaws” found in the election and seeking support for his demands such as recounting.
Trump is still announcing his “big victory” on November 7th local time. The picture shows a screenshot of social media.
On the 7th local time, Trump also insisted on announcing that he had “win the election” by a “great advantage”. However, the tweet was later labeled by social platforms as not yet the official result of the election.
Although Biden has now obtained the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected president, the final result remains a little suspenseful as Trump has filed lawsuits on the count in many places.
The 2020 U.S. election mail-in ballots surged due to the coronavirus epidemic. Before the election, Trump repeatedly questioned the fairness of mail-in ballots and the fairness of this election.
As of November 7th local time, the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and other swing states, claiming that Wisconsin’s vote count was “infringular” and the results were suspicious. Applications for a recount in the state increased uncertainty of the election results.
In response, the Biden camp once said that the legal team was ready to “the president implement his threat to prevent the continued count”. Georgia and Michigan judges have now dismissed lawsuits from the Trump campaign.
In the absence of multi-state results, Trump has repeatedly claimed to be “winning the election”. On November 6th local time, Trump said on social media: “I easily won the presidency of the United States through legal votes. Observers are not allowed to do their work in any form, so the votes accepted during this period must be determined to be illegal. It should be ruled by the Supreme Court of the United States!”
In the history of the United States, there have been cases in which the Supreme Court has ruled and affected the outcome of the presidential election. In 2000, when then Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Gore disputed the Florida general election count. After appealing to the Supreme Court, conservative justices ruled in favor of George W. Bush to win the general election.
According to the U.S. Constitution, the term of the current President of the United States will end on January 20, 2021. The later the election results are determined, the less time will be left for the two governments to alternate. If the outcome of the election continues to be uncertain, it may also trigger a long-term political deadlock.
Biden has been running for the general election three times.
Harris may become the first female vice president of the United States.
Biden came from a blue-collar family and had mediocre grades in high school and college. 1972 was a very important year for him. At the age of 29, he was elected to the United States Senate of Delaware, becoming one of the youngest senators in American history.
Since then, during his more than 30 years as a senator, Biden has long been the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and twice as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.
Biden has run for the U.S. president three times. In 1988, when he first tested the water, he withdrew for being exposed to plagiarism.
In 2008, due to his poor primary record, Biden withdrew from the election again and became the running mate of President Obama, and eventually became the Vice President of the United States.
In 2019, Biden announced his candidacy again, and was eventually elected as the Democratic presidential candidate.
In August 2020, Biden nominated Senator Harris as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.
This is the first time in American history that a woman of African and Asian descent has been nominated for vice presidential candidates from major U.S. parties.
On November 3rd local time, the United States ushered in the 2020 general election voting day, and the capital Washington, D.C., opened a number of stadiums for voters to vote. Photo by Chen Mengtong, reporter of China News Service
Trump’s four-year rule
On January 20, 2017, Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
In his first year in office, Trump fulfilled his campaign promise and signed the executive order Buy American Goods, Hire Americans, protecting American companies from “unfair competition”.
At the same time, the Trump administration has implemented the first major tax reform in more than 30 years, which has a short-term stimulus effect on the U.S. economy.
In May 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice appointed then-Special Prosecutor Miller to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion with Russia” and interference in justice during the 2016 election.
Miller completed the investigation in March 2019 and argued that the Trump campaign did not “commigated with Russia” during the election.
Diplomatically, the relationship between the United States and North Korea eased in 2018, and the first “Golden Meeting” was held at the Capell Hotel in Singapore.
Trump met with North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong Un for the first time in history and reached an agreement on “complete denuclearization”. However, the two sides did not finally announce an agreement in the second and third “Gint meetings”.
On the other hand, the United States withdrew from the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue in May 2018, and resumed and additional sanctions against Iran.
Subsequently, Iran suspended the implementation of some of the provisions of the agreement in a phased manner. In 2020, Trump again announced sanctions against 27 relevant entities and individuals supporting Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional weapons programs.
As of 2020, the Trump administration has announced its withdrawal from many international agreements and multilateral mechanisms such as the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Paris Agreement to address climate change, UNESCO and other international agreements and multilateral mechanisms.
The year 2019 in the United States began with the longest government shutdown in history due to serious differences between the Trump administration and Congress over the budget of the U.S.-Mexico “border wall” built to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States.
In the same year, Trump was accused of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress”, becoming the third president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, but was eventually acquitted.
Since 2020, as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to ferment, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States has reached more than 9 million, and Trump himself was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in early October.
A few days later, Trump announced that his coronavirus test had turned negative.