Voting for the 2020 U.S. presidential election has all ended on the evening of November 3, local time, and the vote counting is still in progress.
When the election is stalemate, these figures in the United States set new records again
14 billion! General election “burning money” breaks record
According to data from the Center for Research on Sensitive Political Issues in the United States, as of the 3rd local time, the Democrats and Republicans spent nearly US$14 billion for this election .
Among them, the battle for the presidency between Trump and Biden alone cost nearly $6.6 billion, while the campaign for seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives cost about $7.25 billion. The two items totaled USD 13.85 billion.
“Presidential candidates spend billions of dollars for the election, which is unimaginable ten years ago.” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Political Response Center.
US Consumer News and Business Channel reported that this year’s campaign spending broke the previous record, about twice as much as in 2016, which is more than the combined campaign spending in 2012 and 2016.
16.7 million! Gun sales broke historical records
According to statistics from the National Shooting Sports Foundation of the United States, as of the end of October, the annual sales of guns in the United States had broken historical records. According to data from the “Small Arms Analysis and Forecast” project, from January to October, the sales volume of guns in the United States reached 16.7 million.
The “Small Arms Analysis and Forecast” report pointed out that from January to July alone, about 5 million Americans purchased firearms for the first time, of which 58% were African Americans. “New customers” significantly increased the gun sales this year.
The US “Capitol Hill” reported that the last time there was a surge in sales was in 2016. Some people worry that the election results may trigger further protests and gun sales may increase.
120,000 cases! Record number of new cases in a single day
Another record-breaking data is heavy: According to the Wall Street Journal, statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that there were 121,888 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States on November 5, local time , the third consecutive day.
Break the record of the number of new cases in a single day.
ABC reported on the 5th local time that with the surge in the number of confirmed cases, the number of people hospitalized with Coronavirus in the United States has exceeded 52,500.
Some states have adopted more stringent epidemic control measures, but there are still 17 states that do not require people to wear masks.
The epidemic has also affected this general election. This year, the number of mailed votes has surged, breaking the record of previous years.
In an interview with the Washington Post, James Lawler, an infectious disease expert at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the United States, said: “In many areas of the United States, the epidemic is like an out of control train.
The United States must contain the spread of the epidemic as soon as possible.”
In addition, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics, as of October 29, local time, more than 853,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with Coronavirus. In October alone, about 200,000 children were diagnosed with Coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Fox News, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sally Goza said: “The surge in the number of confirmed cases of children is a wake-up call for us that the virus may infect anyone. In order to protect ourselves and others, we must maintain social distance and wear masks. And follow the recommendations of doctors and public health experts.”