In the early morning of November 8, Beijing time, according to preliminary statistics from Fox, Associated Press, CNN and other media, in the 2020 US general election, the Democratic presidential candidate Biden has won the 270 electoral votes required to be elected.
However, the Republican presidential candidate Trump questioned the mailing of votes and the individual vote counting process, filed lawsuits in many places and demanded recounts, refused to admit defeat, and was still making final efforts, adding to the final direction of the election. A hint of uncertainty.
Win multiple key swing states in a row
Biden has been certified as “President-elect”
Due to various factors, the vote counting progress in many key swing states in the United States has been slow, which has delayed the election results that should have been released three days ago. Trump’s election can be described as twists and turns. At one time, with the first count of votes at the polling site, he became popular in several key swing states, leading the way, and even can’t wait to announce his “victory.”
The latest US election
However, as the mail-in ballots continue to be issued, Democratic supporters apparently prefer this method of voting relatively more, and the election has ushered in a turning point. Key swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Georgia have turned from red to blue. The latest results from Fox News show that Biden won the first four states with a total of 290 votes, which crossed the 270 votes.
The real-time election map of Fox News shows that among the 50 U.S. states, Alaska (3 photos), North Carolina (15 photos) and Georgia (16 photos) failed to produce election results. Among them, Trump currently leads in Alaska and North Carolina, but he has no power to recover the final election trend.
In addition, according to the latest statistics from the Associated Press, Biden received 283 electoral votes and Trump’s electoral votes were 214. In addition, CNN and other American media have counted 273 votes for Biden and 213 votes for Trump. Although the methods and order of their statistics are different, they all show that Biden has more than 270 electoral votes.
The latest authentication information of Biden’s social media accounts. The picture is a screenshot of social media
On the evening of the 7th, after learning the latest results, Biden has successfully changed the authentication information on his social networking site to: “President-elect.”
Trump still hasn’t given up
Declared himself “elected” again
Although the chance of victory is slim, Trump issued a statement stating that the election is not over yet and his campaign team will initiate a lawsuit next Monday.
Trump also continuously posted multiple messages on social networking sites, listing some of the “defects” found in the election, and seeking support for his appeals for recounting votes.
Trump was still declaring his “big victory” on November 7th local time. The picture is a screenshot of social media
On the 7th local time, Trump also insisted on publishing a document announcing that he “won the election” with a “great advantage”. However, the tweet was subsequently marked by social platforms as not yet an official result of the election.
Although Biden has now obtained the 270 electoral votes required to be elected president, there is still a hint of suspense in the final result because Trump has filed lawsuits on the counting of votes in many places.
Affected by Coronavirus, the number of mailed votes in the 2020 US general election has surged. Before the election, Trump repeatedly questioned the fairness of the mailed ballot and the election.
As of November 7, local time, the Trump campaign has initiated lawsuits in swing states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, and claimed that Wisconsin had “violated” the counting of votes and the results were suspicious. Voting increases the uncertainty of the election result.
In response to this, the Biden camp once said that the legal team was prepared to deal with “the President’s threat to prevent continued vote counting.” Judges in Georgia and Michigan have now dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit.
In the absence of multi-state results, Trump has repeatedly declared “victory”. On November 6, local time, Trump said on social media: “I easily won the US presidential seat through a legitimate ballot. Observers are not allowed to do their work in any form, so votes accepted during this period must Determined to be an illegal vote. It should be decided by the Supreme Court of the United States!”
In the history of the United States, there have been situations in which the Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling and affected the outcome of the presidential election. In 2000, the then Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore had a dispute over the vote counting in the Florida election. After appealing to the Federal Supreme Court, the conservative justices made a ruling in favor of Bush. It won the general election.
According to the US Constitution, the current term of the US President will end on January 20, 2021. The later the result of the general election is determined, the less time is left for the alternation of the two governments. If the outcome of the general election continues to be uncertain, it may also trigger a long-term political deadlock.
Biden competes for election three times
Harris may become the first female vice president of the United States
Biden came from a blue-collar family, and his grades in middle school and college were mediocre. 1972 was a very important year for him. At the age of 29, he was elected to the Delaware federal senator, becoming one of the youngest senators in American history. Since then, in his 30-year career as a federal senator, Biden has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for a long time, and twice as chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.
Biden has participated in the US presidential campaign three times. When he first “tested the waters” in 1988, he withdrew from the election after being exposed to plagiarism.
In 2008, due to poor performance in the primary elections, Biden retired again, becoming the running mate of the later President-elect Obama, and eventually becoming the Vice President of the United States.
In 2019, Biden once again announced his participation in the election 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 as a vice presidential candidate by a major political party in the United States.
Trump’s four years in power
On January 20, 2017, Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
In his first year in office, Trump fulfilled his campaign promises and signed the “Buy American Goods and Hire Americans” executive order to protect American companies from “unfair competition.” At the same time, the Trump administration implemented the first major tax reform in the United States in more than 30 years, bringing short-term stimulus effects to the US economy.
In May 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice appointed the then Special Attorney Miller to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged involvement in “Russia” and judicial interference during the 2016 election. Miller completed the investigation in March 2019 and believed that the Trump campaign did not “communicate with Russia” during the election.
In terms of diplomacy, relations between the United States and North Korea eased in 2018, and the first “Gold Conference” was held at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time in history and reached an agreement on “complete denuclearization”. But in the second and third “Gold Conferences” that followed, the two sides finally did not announce an agreement.
On the other hand, the United States withdrew from the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in May 2018 and resumed and added sanctions on Iran. Subsequently, Iran suspended the implementation of part of the agreement in stages. In 2020, Trump once again announced sanctions on 27 entities and individuals that support Iran’s nuclear, missile, and conventional weapons programs.
As of 2020, the Trump administration has announced that it will withdraw from multiple international agreements and multilateral mechanisms such as the Iran Nuclear Issue, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Paris Agreement to address climate change, and UNESCO.
Due to the serious disagreement between the Trump administration and Congress on the budget for the US-Mexico “border wall” to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States, 2019 in the United States began during the longest government “shutdown” in history. In the same year, Trump was accused of “abusing his power” and “obstructing Congress”, becoming the third president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, but he was eventually found not guilty.
Since 2020, as Coronavirus pandemic continues to ferment, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States has now reached more than 9 million. Trump himself was diagnosed with Coronavirus in early October. A few days later, Trump announced that his new coronavirus test had turned negative.