Biden Wins U.S. 2020 Presidential Election


Stern Matty

“Vice President Joe Biden visit to Israel March 2016” by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Yelnur Abdushev

On Saturday, November 7, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected to be the 46th president of the United States, defeating his opponent Donald Trump by a significant amount of electoral votes. 


Trump is the third president since World War II to fail to be reelected for a second term. On Saturday, in a statement, Donald Trump insisted that “this election is far from over” and swore that his campaign would start ”prosecuting our case in court”. 


Joe Biden is an American politician, born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Defeating his opponent Donald Trump in a presidential race on November 7, he will be inaugurated as the 46th president in January 2021.  


Joe Biden provided multiple plans to “make America better”. The three main plans set to be executed in the near future are to beat COVID-19, implement job and economic recovery plans for working families, and give every American affordable health care. With the support of Kamala Harris, the first female vice president in US history, he believes these goals are achievable. 


As Joe Biden was declared as the winner of the presidential election, supporters gathered in large cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. to celebrate his victory. Trump supporters on the other hand, have performed a range of protests. 


I interviewed several WESS students about what they think a Biden presidency will be like. Their opinions are quite interesting.  An eight grade student, Aleeyah Slater said: “I think the Biden presidency will be so much better than the Trump presidency! I feel like this presidency will get America back on track to fix all of the  things that Trump messed up.” Another tenth grade student, Simone said: “I know that given the nature of the current pandemic, Biden’s administration will be more strict with COVID-19 regulations, such as enforcing mask mandates, the possibility of another lockdown, etc. It will be interesting to see how Biden’s stricter COVID-19 policies will affect infection rates throughout the US.”


The 2020 US presidential election was a special moment in history. Due to COVID-19, many people had to vote through mail, which made it difficult to announce the winner on election night. As a result, the world awaited the US presidential election outcome for four days. On Saturday, Joe Biden was elected the United States president for the next four years.