In news that may not come as a surprise, AOC has retained her New York congressional seat.
It's a very good day for congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
via: GettyBecause she's just won the re-election in New York.
This is an incredible achievement for this inspiring young woman...
via: GettyEspecially during such difficult times for our country.
And, of course, on the day of the impeccable presidential election!
via: GettyHere's what we know so far...
Now, the road to today's election day has been eventful, to say the least.Back in August, when it was announced that Joe Biden would be going head-to-head with Donald Trump as the official Democratic nominee, we knew this race was going to be filled with ups and downs.
But with the end in sight, the 2020 presidential elections have given us more than we initially expected.
via: GettyWhile both sides made the best out of an exceptional situation, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they also fell victim to some strange habits, including (but not limited to) name-calling, late-night ramblings, inaccurate tweets and misquotes.
Not to mention the fact that the current president also contracted COVID-19 just a few weeks before the all-important election date.
via: GettyIt's definitely been a wild ride so far.
To sum things up, the first presidential debate diminished the last bit of hope we had...
via: GettyThe Guardian described it as a "national humiliation" watched by global audiences if that's anything to go by. Rather than discussing the pressing issues that were plaguing the country, the 2 nominees resorted to hurling insults from either side of the podium.
And the chance to redeem themselves was stolen as the second debate got canceled.
via: GettyDue to the president's potentially contagious self, the second debate was forcibly canceled, though the rivals still held their own separate events where they discussed all the topics they couldn't go into detail about the first time. Public opinion on who performed the best was divided.
And the third and final debate was probably the best of them all, only because of one thing...
via: GettyMuting the opponent's mic while someone else was speaking. Who knew such a simple tactic would be so effective? The final debate, which took place in Tennessee, saw both candidates discuss several of the country's problems, including the coronavirus pandemic, social movements, and climate change.
But of course, it didn't come without some last-minute digs.
via: GettyWell, what else were we really expecting?
Now we're mere hours away from closing all the polling stations and rounding up all the votes.
via: GettyThough this year, things might be a little different.
Back in 2016, the winner was announced in the early hours of the following day.
via: GettyWhen it was announced that Wisconsin had voted red and ultimately pushed Donald Trump over the 270 electoral threshold, Hillary Clinton conceded defeat and our new president was announced.
But this year, due to the large number of mail ballots, we might be waiting a little longer for the overall results.
via: GettyAnd it's going to be a close one.
Nearly 100 million had already cast their vote before election day...
via: GettyAnd according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.
But between the people that voted on election day, 69% of them favored Trump.
via: GettyOther polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.
And just like the polls, people are also divided on who's going to win this one.
via: GettyWho knows which way this one's going to go, but one thing we know for sure is that you should all vote in this election.
Right now, Trump is the one in the lead...
via: GettyBut things are changing by the hour, so who knows where we'll end up.
But Trump and Biden aren't the only ones who are hoping for elections.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has just been re-elected in New York for a seat in Congress.
via: GettyThirty-one-year-old Alexandria, who has been dubbed as AOC by her fans, is one of the youngest and most progressive women to ever serve in the United States Congress... and people absolutely love her.
She has made quite the name for herself...
via: GettyAOC is known best for championing progressive causes, which has drawn criticism and praise from both Republicans and Democrats. She is also seen as a leading light of the Democrat party, and a possible future presidential candidate.
AOC issued this heartfelt tweet earlier today upon the good news:
Serving NY-14 and fighting for working class families in Congress has been the greatest honor, privilege, & respons… https://t.co/5aM5rBvrFL— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1604459809.0
via: GettyMake sure to stay posted for upcoming updates.