The outcome of the Presidential election


Gage Skidmore and Shealah Craighead

President Trump and former Vice President Biden.

More than 161 million Americans amplified their voices by voting in the 2020 Presidential Election, and in true 2020 fashion, it has been nothing short of action-packed.

The path to the 2020 Presidency has not been easy for either of the candidates, especially amid a global pandemic.

With two polar opposite candidates on the ballot, this election cycle has also created vast tension across party lines. The nation’s polarized political climate has made each aspect of this election both unprecedented and historic.

Through a pandemic and two fierce Presidential debates, American voters were tasked with making an important decision regarding the fate of their nation. After months of anticipation, the waiting is finally over. Or is it?

Former Vice President Biden has claimed victory, but President Trump has not conceded. Before a winner is officially called, the votes cast by the electoral college must be certified by Congress on Jan 6, 2021.

With allegations of voter fraud in key battleground states including Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, the Trump Campaign has filed several local, state, and federal lawsuits. In Pennsylvania, the state’s Supreme Court dismissed a challenge against the state’s mail-in voting system, which Trump is also disputing. The state deadline to finalize electoral appointments is Dec 8 and those electors cast votes on Dec 14, which per federal law Congress will assume conclusive.

Wiregrass students have reflected on both of the 2020 Presidential debates, and now once again regarding the current state of the 2020 Presidential Election via Instagram on The Stampede’s story.

Some students feel that the election has caused Americans with different viewpoints to have a negative outlook on their counterparts across the aisle.

“I want to have people stop judging others for who they voted for. Who cares…it’s their opinion,” Wiregrass alumni Joey Rivera said.

Though the election may have sparked the spread of judgment upon those holding diverging political perspectives, students see this election as an opportunity for growth as a nation overall.

“I hope that people can learn to accept each other’s differences,” sophomore Aidan Brooks said.

Many students view the ending of this election as a chance to begin moving forward as a more united nation.

“I’d like for everyone to just unite as one again,” sophomore Arielle Bowry said.