Written by Tasha Miller
November 2, 2020
The United States of America is officially on the brink of a major political dilemma as final votes to elect the next President could be delayed until December or later. The race may be too close to call for key states as well as possible protests over mail-in voter fraud which will lead to a tangled stretch of legal battles.
The official day for the US elections is November 3; however, Americans have been submitting votes by mail and in person (absentee voting) since September. In fact, a larger percentage of Americans have been voting by mail this year when compared to the last elections in 2016. However, this will significantly delay the time taken to count votes on November 3rd as each mail in ballot will need to be vigorously verified and signatures cross referenced to ensure validity.
Meanwhile, the official deadline for resolving election disputes is December 8, 2020 as per the US constitution.
The delays in the final counts of votes for each state is widely predicted as President Donald Trump is calling for an official decision on the presidency to be announced on November 3, 2020. However, election officials have noted that elections are never officially decided on election day.
The US electoral process is a rather complex one, and the national polls are already projecting a win for Joe Biden. However, this will only be verified when the true votes are tallied beginning on election day.
The biggest swing issue is the COVID9 pandemic, and the Democrats are being led by former President Barack Obama to continue to drive home Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic. However, President Trump is focusing on key swing states like Pennsylvania in his final stretch of campaigning to sure up enough votes to regain entry to the White House.
Other major swing issues that could influence votes are Roe vs Wade, racial tensions and the Black Lives Matter movement, and economic recovery. President Trump’s Christian base is also largely expected to still vote on the policies of the Republican party despite objection to Trump’s leadership style. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is expected to possibly pull off a surprise if the Democrats leftist policies on abortion, LGBT, and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement can shake down some votes.
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However, one thing remains clear, there is restoration and unity needed to move America forward in 2021. It will be a red and blue affair despite who wins the ticket to the White House.
This year has been one of the most intense years politically all across the world. The Hope Vision will continue to track the latest updates on the election day live on my Twitter handle @tashamillerja. Join me then. https://twitter.com/Tashamillerja.