This election has been a total whirlwind - and the pictures from this past month really prove it.
It's been one hell of a ride for American citizens.
via: GettyAs we approach the end of the year, it can only mean one thing... It's almost election time.
Of course, things are going to be a little tense as the election looms this close...
via: GettyBut, throughout this last month, things have really been ramped up a notch.
Now, we are only weeks away from the highly anticipated presidential election...
via: GettyAnd it's been an exhausting journey coming up to it, to say the least.
Donald Trump is hoping to gain victory and be reelected as President of the United States...
via: GettyBut it seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year...
via: GettyBut it has been powering on ahead, despite many major setbacks.
So, let's take a look back over the past few weeks...
via: GettyWith a selection of the most powerful and poignant photographs from October.
Donald Trump holds MAGA rally ahead of election in Erie, PA.
via: Getty Images"OCTOBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at North Coast Air aeronautical services at Erie International Airport on October 20, 2020, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Trump is holding the rally 2 days ahead of the final presidential debate."
Workers tirelessly process mail-in ballots in California.
via: Getty Images"OCTOBER 19: Election workers process mail-in ballots at the Orange County Registrar of Voters on October 19, 2020, in Santa Ana, California. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said the state has received about ten times as many ballots this year than at the same stage in the 2016 election. For the first time in state history, all registered California voters were sent a vote by mail ballot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."
A vote mural on a storefront grate is seen on Houston Street in New York City on October 20, 2020.
via: Getty Images"Early voting in New York runs from October 24, 2020, to November 1, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live."
Trump takes the stage.
via: Getty Images"US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Erie International Airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2020."
Vote canvassing in Maryland underway ahead of November's election.
via: Getty Images"Early mail-in ballots wait to be prepared and scanned by the Montgomery County Board of Elections October 20, 2020 at Plumb Gar Community Recreation Center in Germantown, Maryland. Request for a mail-in ballot in Maryland for the 2020 presidential general election must be received by today, or voters can request their ballots in person at a local board of elections office."
Early voting begins in the swing state of Wisconsin.
via: Getty Images"OCTOBER 20: Residents wait in line to vote in the Midtown neighborhood on October 20, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today is the first day of early voting in Wisconsin, which is considered a battleground state for the 2020 presidential election."
Daily life in Los Angeles amid coronavirus outbreak.
via: Getty Images"A woman wearing protective gloves posts her election ballot in an official ballot drop box on October 20, 2020 in Marina del Rey, California. In an effort to make voting safe and accessible for everyone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, dozens of official ballot drop boxes are readily available for use throughout Los Angeles County."
Nashville prepares for the final presidential debate ahead of November's election.
via: Getty Images"A view of the Curb Event Center on the campus of Belmont University on October 20, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is hosting the presidential debate at Belmont on Thursday. The debate is the final one before the November 3 election."
Kamala Harris supporters in Florida.
via: Getty Images"Supporters of Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) watch her give a campaign speech during an early voting mobilization event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on October 19, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. President Donald Trump won Florida in the 2016 presidential election."
Donald Trump holds campaign rallies in Arizona.
via: Getty Images"A member of the press has their temperatures measured as they enter a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally held by U.S. President Donald Trump at the Prescott Regional Airport on October 19, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona. With almost 2 weeks to go before the November election, President Trump is back on the campaign trail with multiple daily events as he continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden."
Major march in Los Angeles advocates for women's rights.
via: Getty Images"Protesters demonstrate during a Women’s March advocating for women's rights on October 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of women nationwide were expected to participate in pre-election demonstrations encouraging voters to oppose President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in the upcoming November elections."
Pro-Confederate flaggers from a group called "Flags of the South" hold a protest in front of The Confederate Defenders of Charleston statue at The Battery in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina on October 17, 2020.
via: Getty Images"On one side, a General Robert E Lee look-alike waves a large Confederate flag, facing off against counter-protesters on the other bearing placards that say 'Racism kills' and 'KKK Go Away.' As the United States heads into an election after a summer of protests over racial injustice, a reminder of the era when slavery tore the nation apart can be seen playing out on the streets of the picturesque city of Charleston every week."
A MAGA hat is seen set ablaze.
via: Getty Images"During a gathering of the far-right group 'Super Fun Happy America' as they hold a protest in Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts on October 18, 2020."
A dancing President Trump.
via: Getty Images"US President Donald Trump dances at the end of a rally at Carson City Airport in Carson City, Nevada on October 18, 2020."
Trump holds another campaign rally in Carson City, NV.
via: Getty Images"A mask with a Trump 2020 logo is seen at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nevada. With sixteen days to go before the November election, President Trump is back on the campaign trail with multiple daily events as he continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden."
Wearing a coat reading "I Really Care So I Vote" written on the back, Tonya Swain votes in the 2020 US elections at the Los Angeles County Registrar in Norwalk, California on October 19, 2020.
via: Getty Images"The coat is a reference to one worn by US First Lady Melania Trump which read 'I Really Don't Care Do You?'"
Tonya Swain points to her "I Voted" sticker after casting her vote in the 2020 US elections at the Los Angeles County Registrar in Norwalk, California on October 19, 2020.
via: Getty Images"Her 'I Can't Breathe' mask is in reference to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement."
Nashville prepares for the final presidential debate ahead of the election.
via: Getty Images"Campaign signs for democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are posted in front of a home next to Halloween decorations on October 19, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee."
A voter wears Donald Trump novelty socks.
via: Getty Images"People wait to board a bus to attend a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump on October 19, 2020, in Prescott, Arizona."
Saturday Night Live - Season 46.
via: Getty Images"Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the "Dueling Town Halls" Cold Open on Saturday, October 17, 2020."
A man walks through the Broadway East neighborhood on October 14, 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland.
via: Getty Images"Demon Lane says his east Baltimore neighborhood will still be blighted by drug dealing, deadly gunfire, rat-infested vacant houses and hopelessness, no matter who wins America's presidential election in November. His area is overwhelmingly Black, deeply poor, and devastated by decades of neglect, which stands in stark contrast to the pricey condos, new stores, and safe streets a few miles away in overwhelmingly white and affluent areas."
Trump at one of his infamous rallies.
via: Getty Images"US President Donald Trump speaks at a 'Make America Great Again' rally on October 15, 2020, in Greenville, North Carolina."
Trump appears at an NBC town hall event following the canceled virtual debate.
via: Getty Images"US President Donald Trump participates in an NBC News town hall event at the Perez Art Museum in Miami on October 15, 2020."
Proud Boys T-Shirt.
via: Getty Images"A supporter of US President Donald Trump wears a 'Proud Boys' shirt prior to his arrival for NBC News town hall event at the Perez Art Museum in Miami on October 15, 2020."
Biden on stage.
via: Getty Images"Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden participates in an ABC News town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on October 15, 2020."
Items are viewed for Suburban Women Against Trump, or The S.W.A.T Team which is campaigning against the president's courting of female voters in the suburbs on October 15, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut.
via: Getty Images"Donald Trump says suburban women will reelect him president, but in Connecticut female voters, who are calling themselves The S.W.A.T Team, are campaigning against his efforts to court the crucial voting bloc. Suburban Women Against Trump was formed in early August in response to the US leader claiming that Democrat opponent Joe Biden would "destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream" with low-cost housing."
Capitol Hill falls silent in the face of talks of new stimulus package.
via: Getty Images"Stickers encouraging social distancing in response to the coronavirus pandemic are seen in the Senate subway of the U.S. Capitol on October 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With less than three weeks before the November presidential elections, the Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are continuing their ongoing negotiations for a stimulus deal."
Celia Behar poses for a picture during a Women's March advocating for women's rights on October 17, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
via: Getty Images"Thousands of women nationwide participated in pre-election demonstrations encouraging voters to oppose President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in the upcoming November elections."
Long lines of voters wait to cast their early voting ballots in Philadelphia.
via: Getty Images"A sign supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is stated "BYE DON 2020" in a front lawn on October 17, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the election only a little more than 2 weeks away, a new form of in-person early voting by using mail ballots, enables millions of voters have already cast their ballots."
Cook County Jail detainees participate in early voting.
via: Getty Images"A Cook County jail detainee uses a touch screen to cast his votes after a polling place in the facility was opened for early voting on October 17, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. It is the first time pretrial detainees in the jail will get the opportunity for early voting in a general election."
The infamous FlyGate scandal during the VP debate.
via: Getty Images"A fly rests on the head of US Vice President Mike Pence as he takes notes during the vice presidential debate against US Democratic vice presidential nominee and Senator from California Kamala Harris in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah."
Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate.
via: Getty Images"President Donald Trump and former Vice President Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of 3 planned debates between the two candidates in the lead up to the election on November 3."
via: Getty Images"Workers prepare on stage ahead of the vice presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall of the University of Utah October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. For once in a rollercoaster US election, Donald Trump and Joe Biden yield the spotlight to Vice President Mike Pence and the Democrat seeking his job - Kamala Harris - as they debate for the first time."
The US justice vote.
via: Getty Images"A blank notepad and pencils are seen at the witness table of Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, during her confirmation for Supreme Court on the third day before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. - After liberal icon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last month left the 9-member court with a vacancy, Trump has rushed to fill it at the height of his presidential election battle against Democrat Joe Biden."
President Trump holds rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
via: Getty Images"A billboard points the way to a campaign rally being hosted by President Donald Trump at the Des Moines International Airport on October 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa currently has a COVID-19 positivity rate above 11 percent."
Trump rally held in New Jersey Stadium.
via: Getty Images"Supporters attend a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at Skylands Stadium on October 14, 2020 in Augusta, New Jersey. Billed as “the largest grassroots presidential election rally to date," the event featured numerous speakers urging New Jersey residents to re-elect Trump. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden held a double-digit lead over Trump in recent polls in New Jersey."