Tucker's blog-24 The US Presidential Election
Last week President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the United States presidential election. In the days leading up to the event many people asked me my opinion on the matter, being one of the only Americans in Hitachi. I was always careful with my answer, saying things like "I hope Biden wins," or "I don't want Trump to win." I chose not to say "I think Trump will lose" because I said the same thing in 2016, and we all know how that ended.
But with the result now projected by all major news networks, it is all but confirmed that Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. The vote counting process took significantly longer than in previous years. This can be attributed to the exceptionally large number of mail-in ballots, a necessary safety measure for many people concerned about the coronavirus.
President Trump repeatedly called the validity of mail-in ballots into question during the months leading up to the election, making misleading or outright false claims of voter fraud. Republican lawmakers in many states prevented the election committees from counting these ballots before Election Day, leading to the result not being announced until four days after. The Trump campaign's apparent plan of suing states into not counting ballots that aren't cast for him doesn't seem to be working.
I have my reservations about a Biden presidency, but it is sure to be better than another term of Trump. I hope that America can finally get the coronavirus under control once the commander-in-chief is no longer someone whose primary concern is getting re-elected. Biden is a career politician who has experience in the Senate and the White House. With that experience, he should be more than capable of steering the country towards a better future.
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