Should the First Lady have known better during such a crucial and anticipating time?
The First Lady has finally cast her vote on the very day of the 2020 presidential election...
via: GettyAnd of course, she has more than likely voted for her husband to be re-elected for his second term of presidency.
But who Melania has voted for isn't what people are talking about...
via: GettyIt's actually the fact that she didn't wear a face mask to cast her vote.
People were quick to point out how she was the only person at her polling station not to wear one.
via: GettyBecause we are living through a pandemic, after all!
Now, the road to election day has certainly been a wild ride.
via: GettyBack 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.It'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 looks like 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 sixty-six percent of voters.
But between the people that voted on election day, sixty-nine percent 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.
And this certainly doesn't exclude the people at the top...
via: GettyIncluding the First Lady herself, Melania Trump.
As the wife of President Trump, one would expect Melania to vote for her husband to be re-elected for his second term...
via: GettyBut of course, every vote is held in confidence!
Well, Melania cast her vote earlier today at a voting center in Palm Beach, Florida...
via: GettyBut there's one thing that people have been left feeling quite irritated over.
Melania cast her vote without wearing a mask...
via: GettyDespite her recent COVID diagnosis which, we must say, potentially put a lot of people at risk.
Should the First Lady have known better?
via: GettyOr is it in her very right to not wear a mask if she chooses? Make sure to stay posted for upcoming updates.