Joe Biden projected to win Presidential Election

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Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with supporters at a phone bank at his presidential campaign office in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 13, 2020.

Jack Edner, Staff Writer

President-elect Joe Biden has won the presidential election with 290 electoral votes.

The President-elect won the state of Pennsylvania to get him to 273 electoral votes. Victories in Nevada and Arizona get Biden to 290. With his lead growing in Georgia, it is safe to say Biden will win; however, it will not be called for a few weeks until all the military mail ballots come in.

Things weren’t looking good for Biden early Election Day as he was down in key Trump states from 2016. At the end of the first day, it was appearing that the same electoral map would play out with a flip of Arizona.

But with the following days, the early and mail-in ballots started to roll in. On Wednesday morning, Biden had taken the lead in Michigan and Wisconsin. Two days later, on Friday, Nov. 7, CNN, the Associative Press and many other credible news outlets called the election for Joe Biden.

While many, including President Trump, believe the election was fraudulent, there is a simple explanation for Biden’s large, early deficits and ending up on top.

States like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona have Republican State Senates, and as a result, passed legislation that made it so the mail-in ballots were counted after the Election Day ballots cast in person.

These mail-in ballots are heavily Democratic-leaning, which explains how Biden could make up that much ground in that quick of a pace. The reason why the mail-in ballots are Democratic-leaning and not Republican-leaning is simply because the president told his base to not vote by mail, advice they heeded.

It should be noted, however, that Joe Biden is not the President-elect yet. He will officially be the President-elect when the Electoral College casts their votes on Dec. 14.

The term “faithless elector” describes stats electors not voting for the candidate that won the popular vote of the state. It is unlikely that this will happen in this election, but not outside the realm of possibility.

President Trump has already filed election lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia and Nevada over voter fraud. Although these lawsuits are likely to go nowhere, it could be enough for these state’s electors to vote for Trump.

This situation is hypothetical, so as of now, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris will become the first female Vice President as well as the first African American and Indian American VP.

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