Let’s take a look at some of the key moments from election day and the days following including a disturbing detail from Donald Trump’s most recent speech that has everyone talking…
As the final results continue to trickle in, it seems as though Donald Trump is not happy with what he’s seeing.
After filing multiple lawsuits against states that have flipped to favoring Biden, it seems as though the Trump campaign is doing everything it can to try and halt the election.
During a press conference at the White House yesterday, the president made some pretty appalling claims and after fact-checkers sieved through all the information, many of his quotes were branded “false” or “baseless.”
And that’s why it has become our top moment of the election so far.
Let’s take a look at the list.
Joe Biden decided to kick-off his election day by heading to Wilmington, Delaware in order to visit his son, Beau’s, grave before joining the members of his campaign later on.
Despite there being no indication as to who would take the crown, Donald Trump announced that he had won the election. This was a false statement on behalf of the president, who was condemned by the Biden campaign and several Republicans who referred to the claim as “outrageous.”
This number has been the highest it’s ever been since 1990.
According to the live update system presented by The Associated Press, Biden is currently leading with 67% of the votes counted and half a per cent in the numbers. Nevada is a key state for both campaigns.
“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” he writes. “We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
While it seems as though the state turned red back in 2016, Wisconsin is now teetering between the two with some projections claiming it might be turning blue this election.
These victories have put him on the right path to re-election, though Biden is making things difficult for him as he secured Minnesota and Wisconsin.
It seems as though both parties are confident that their selected nominee is going to win this one.
While the early statistics favored Donald Trump, Joe Biden hit the stage in Delaware to thank all of his fans and supporters and to also remind them to “keep the faith.”
According to CNN, this was an “attack” on democracy. White House reporter, Stephen Collinson, analyzed the remarks and concluded: “Trump’s remarks essentially amounted to a demand for the legally cast votes of American citizens not to be recorded in a historic act of disenfranchisement. And they brought closer the potential constitutional nightmare that many have feared since Trump started to tarnish an election that he apparently worried he could lose months ago.”
In 2016, Wisconsin sat comfortably as a red state, but 4 years later, Joe Biden has secured it and it’s 10 electoral votes.
Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have all won re-election in their respective states.
On a Twitter rant, the president claimed that things had taken a “strange” turn after he was leading last night when the early figures showed he was leading in almost all battleground and swing states, even though many journalists and political advisors have claimed that there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.
With the label “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process,” the president’s tweets get restricted on the Twitter platform as he continues his rant online.
The Guardian outlined the winner’s paths.
Biden: “Biden had many paths to find his remaining 32 electoral votes. His most likely path lay through the Great Lakes states, where Pennsylvania and Michigan combined would net 36 votes.
Without Pennsylvania, Biden could win by winning Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada, where he held a clear but narrow lead. A Biden victory in either of the two reddest states in the mix – Georgia or North Carolina – would almost certainly foretell wins elsewhere and a Biden victory.
Trump: “The simplest way for Trump to find the 54 electoral votes he needs would be to win Pennsylvania and at least three other states. If he does not win Pennsylvania, Trump must make a clean sweep of all five remaining states to get to 270.”
The previous record was held by former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and has now been taken over by Joe Biden who currently stands at 70,147,282 at the time of writing.
Bill Stepien, the campaign manager released this statement: “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
However, as I have mentioned previously, there has still not been any evidence of voter fraud.
Susan Collins announced her Democratic challenger, Sara Gideon, had conceded the race while speaking to supporters so Donald Trump has won the lone electoral vote from Maine’s 2nd congressional district even though Joe Biden has carried the overall state.
Just minutes before the final results came in, Biden was projected to win Michigan by a narrow margin and those dreams have finally come true as he manages to clinch the victory.
But the winner of the election is still undecided as ballots continue to be counted in the final states: Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Speaking from the White House, the president of the United States used his platform in order to undermine the legitimacy of the presidential elections.
In the alarming speech broadcasted all over the world, he falsely claimed that he had won the election but “fraud” carried out by the Democrats in the final leg of the race has meant the results have suddenly turned against him.
At one point he claimed this: “We’re hearing stories that are horror stories… We think there is going to be a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence and so much proof.”
Trump has produced no evidence of the problems with voting or counting.
No presidential election has had all the votes counted the same day, and there is no law that states it should be the case.
Again, this is false. No one tried to ban poll watchers representing each side and Democrats did not try to stop Republican representatives from getting involved in the process either.
However, this term has been misrepresented and has no merit to it as all as he has not defined it any further. Not all the votes cast for the Democrats can be “illegal,” if we’re taking that term to be the opposite.
“The election apparatus in Georgia is run by Democrats.”
This comes after Biden started getting a narrow lead in the state.
Because the state’s elections are overseen by a Republican – the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger.
“Our campaign has been denied access to observe any counting in Detroit.”
According to the Guardian: “Absentee ballots were counted at a downtown convention centre where 134 counting boards were set up. Each party was allowed one poll watcher per board, said the city clerk, Janice Winfrey. She was not aware of any Republican poll watchers being removed but noted some had been “very aggressive, trying to intimidate the poll workers and processors.”
And “access was cut off to some people from both sides at one point because of capacity restrictions related to the pandemic.”
Legal teams scurried to correct the false information provided by Donald Trump, telling viewers that even though he claimed he had won the election, this was not the case as there were votes that had still not been counted and tallied up.
And it’s the speech itself.
While most people believe that he had in fact strayed away from the speech in front of him and gone off to speak his own mind, this is not true as it seems as though this exact speech was prepared for him and he was just reading it from a page.
To say people were confused would be an understatement.
Stay tuned for more updates on the latest presidential election.