Just when we thought all hope was gone for Donald Trump, the numbers coming in from Florida have told a very different story.
Here’s what we know…
While many believed the Democrats would snatch a landslide win, the numbers coming trickling in from the vote counts all across the country beg to differ.
Many are hopeful that Trump may actually stand a chance at winning the state’s majority vote.
The numbers speak for themselves…
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.
While 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.
The 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.
Due 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.
Muting 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.
Well, what else were we really expecting?
Though this year, things might be a little different.
When 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.
And it’s going to be a close one.
And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.
Who 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.
And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.
It was quickly projected that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Utah, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.
Florida has long been considered a battleground state (or a swing state), because a lot of the statewide elections are decided within one to two percentage points.
So, of course, it is often considered as the most important result.
And, at first, it was looking to be a close one.
At the time of writing, Trump maintains the lead with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden holds 47.8%.
But, as it stands, Trump is looking to be the winner for Florida.
This now means that Biden needs to win 2 of the 3 Midwestern states which Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 to get to 270 electoral college votes.
This is a developing story, and updates will be posted accordingly.