Presidential Election: What is going on?

The 2020 election has been a confusing one. What will happen next?

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The 2020 election has been a confusing one. What will happen next?

Madyson Marzec, Sports Editor

On Nov. 4, 2020, the presidential election was held across the nation. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence ran against Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.

While COVID-19 is still an ongoing issue, mail-in voting was offered to those who were not comfortable going to the polls. This was a good idea at first, but now there are significant amounts of lawsuits being filed by President Trump. Trump has suggested that some states illegally casted their votes and wants a recount for those states. Wisconsin was one of those states.

But with the electoral college votes being in Bidens favor, it seems that he will be sworn in on Jan. 20, 2021. Each state has several electoral college members based on the population of the state. To win the electoral college, the candidate must get 270 votes. In this case, Biden got 306 electoral votes which is an automatic win.

“I think everyone should have seen this coming. Trump never planned on leaving office easily,” senior Madelyn Tribu said. “Voter turnout was high this year due to people doing mail-in voting. I truly don’t believe anyone knew what the outcome was going to be.”