US Presidential Election 2020 Results Live: America Decides – Donald Trump or Joe Biden | LBC
America decides: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
More than 95 million voters voted early, but the final election results may not be known until a few days later
WASHINGTON – After a tense and fierce election campaign, Americans head to the polls on Tuesday to elect the president, members of Congress and hundreds of local officials.
Tens of millions of voters will decide whether to keep incumbent Republican President Donald Trump for another four years or replace him with the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Baden.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, more than 97 million people voted early. This is more than two-thirds of the total number of voters in the 2016 elections (about 139 million).
By some estimates, a record number of voters – 150 million or more – will take part in the elections this year..
The timing of counting absentee ballots is determined by state law and in some cases may be after Tuesday. With this in mind, the election results can be determined only in a few days..
Authorities and traders in several cities, including New York and Washington, near the White House, have covered shop windows with plywood boards to prevent potential damage and looting in the event of post-election violence..
Americans choose between two candidates who are over 70. By the inauguration day on January 20, Biden will be 78, and Trump – 74. In any case, the winner will be the oldest American leader.
Additionally, voters will decide who will hold all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate..
Presidential elections end a tumultuous and belligerent campaign.
In the final days of the campaign, the president called the vote “a choice between the American Dream and a socialist nightmare … a choice between Trump’s super-recovery and the Biden depression.”.
Trump said Biden, if elected, would follow the policy proposals of more progressive Democrats who advocate government control of the US health care system and promote a Green New Deal to control climate change.
Biden has often criticized Trump’s actions in the face of the pandemic.
At one rally, Biden said that because of the pandemic, “millions of people were left without work, on the brink.”.
“There is no light at the end of the tunnel, and Donald Trump has surrendered. Donald Trump threw away the white flag, threw our families and capitulated to the virus, ”said the Democratic candidate.
The president in the United States is not directly elected. The election outcome is, in fact, determined based on the results of voting in individual states and the capital of the country, Washington.
The winner must receive a majority of 270 votes in the electoral college of 538.