Election 2020: One Week Later, Trump is Still Fired!
On the glorious day of Nov. 7, 2020, many chanted joyfully while celebrating Trump’s departure. Americans cried in the streets as they learned of their new president: Joe Biden.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without our determined, strong and persistent voters. The obstacles to vote have always existed, but American voters would not back down in this election.
This was too important, and we couldn’t handle another four years of Trump’s reign. A record turnout of 161 million Americans voted during this election, and almost 75 million voted for Biden. This is the highest voter turnout since 1900.
What a glorious day.
Americans Were Determined To Vote Trump Out Of Office
The 2020 presidential election brought waves of voters from both democratic and republican backgrounds. Its record turnout will forever go down in history as the time when Americans said, “Enough is enough!”
As an American, I’m not sure how we let our country get this chaotic and out-of-control. Where were the outcries and riots when Hilary won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to a fascist? While we didn’t know how bad it could get, once we knew, we were able to come together as a democracy.
We learned our lesson- Trump had to go. The American people healed their wounds from 2016, and we once again put our faith in the election process.
And this time, the electoral college listened to the American people. I can’t imagine what would have gone down if they didn’t. Over the past four years, we’ve become more comfortable with expressing our opinions about injustices. If the electoral college would have overturned the popular vote again, I have no doubt that our country would have been in shambles from people’s fury.
Why Don’t American’s Usually Vote?
When Jim Crow was rampant in the south, they began creating obstacles to obstruct voters. They implemented poll taxes and literacy tests to deter voters, and soon northern states began to implement their own obstacles. This made it more difficult for certain groups of people to vote, which later affected voter turnout in the U.S.
So, it should be no surprise that we still experienced voter suppression when choosing between Trump and Biden. In Georgia, voters living in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods found that their polling stations had longer waits and less available terminals compared to predominantly white suburban neighborhood polls.
America’s strategy has always included suppressing the vote of the population that threatens their ideas. It prodded loopholes so that the actions were legal, and is able to continue this path to the present day.
How Did Americans Overcome Voter Suppression In 2020?
No matter the obstacles, no matter how long the lines were, Americans still voted for the 2020 election. In fact, we had the highest voter turnout since 1900. We made it loud and clear: our votes matter, and we want Trump out of office.
We registered to vote early, cast our mail-in ballots early, voted early at the polling stations, and we didn’t let Trump’s nonsense scare or confuse us.
Despite the pandemic, American’s were masked-up and prepared to fight for their right to vote. Despite Trump’s corral of road-raging truckers, we still made it to the polls.
And we should be extremely proud of that.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is, Americans showed that they still believe in the U.S. voting system despite the 2016 presidential election. The 2020 presidential election had a voter turnout of 161 million Americans, and showed the rest of the world that we will not put up with Trump’s antics.
We will continue to vote, we will continue to make our voices heard, and we will continue to fight against injustices in the U.S.