The 2020 United States presidential election was held on 3rd November 2020. It is the 59th quadrennial presidential election. The major two-party candidates of 2020 elections are Republican Incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic Former vice president Joe Biden.
There are 538 members in the Electoral College and the winning party needs 270 votes.
As of 5th November 2020, 91% of the total votes have been counted. The competition among the two parties seems to be an almost equal fight. Although, as of yet, Biden seems to be nearing the total number of winning votes.
However, the vote count is still carrying on in a few of the key states of the US. Such as Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina & Georgia. The current situation of these states is summarized as follows
According to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, the State had over 285,000 outstanding ballots yet to count as of 9.30 p.m. ET on 6th November 2020. A new batch of the absentee vote has been reported by this time. The county has about 204,000 mall-in ballots to count. The fight is up to an agitating finish.
According to the Nevada Secretary of State, some 190150 ballots are yet to be counted. Most of these came from Clark Country which has 70% of the state’s registered voters. Earlier Thursday, the officials are to count 51,000 votes Thursday and get to a conclusion by Friday.
The state of North Carolina has estimated about 95% of the total ballots, among which Donald Trump leads by more than 75,000 votes. Any additional results are not going to show up from the state until next week. North Carolina, however, is still waiting to make sure the 116,000 outstanding absentee ballots return by November 12. However, the state has confirmed that its numbers are not going to change anytime soon.
The state of Georgia is yet to count about 16,000 votes as of 8:40 p.m. ET on Thursday. Donald Trump is ahead by less than 2500 votes in the state. However, as the counting continues, his lead seems to be dropping.
What’s happening now?
As of November 6, 2020, Joe Biden has a total of 264 votes on the road to 270, and Trump has about 214 votes. While Biden is ahead of the polls, Donald Trump has made a vote fraud claim without legitimate evidence. As a result, the Republicans are now protesting and demanding a recount.
The problems associated with Election 2020
- An election amidst Covid-19. The current pandemic situation has turned out to be quite a challenge for the 2020 election.
- Overcoming and restoring the economy after the Covid-19 recession.
- The protests centering the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Climate Change regulations.
- Trump’s false allegations regarding the legitimacy of the election which lead to an outbreak of protests.
The winner of the 2020 United States presidential election is going to inaugurate on January 20, 2021. The competition between the two parties is going strong. However, the vote counting procedure is rather slow. Which is causing huge unrest in the minds of the citizens.