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Election results remain controversial

This year’s election results are in, and the outcome is still debated. As of Nov. 7, 2020, Vice President Joe Biden has been declared the winner with 290 electoral, votes while President Donald Trump holds 214 electoral votes; however, Americans are on edge as President Trump intends to file lawsuits stating election fraud.

Compared to the previous election, the electoral map has changed. In 2016, Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan were Republican, but their presidential electors voted for Vice President Biden in this election. At the other end of the spectrum, Wisconsin and Minnesota voted for Clinton in 2016 but for President Trump in 2020. Many of the other states have stayed the same.

After Vice President Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Georgia for voter fraud; many dead people, along with dogs and other animals, received mail-in ballots. This poses many opportunities for voter fraud. There is currently an investigation into this, but as of Nov. 8, 2020, there are no updates on the current state of the lawsuit.

Following Vice President Biden’s victory, the Trump administration released a video stating that they were prepared for this and intend to fight to determine the outcome of the votes.

Georgia has received many popular votes for President Trump. All but 31 of the 159 counties have voted for President Trump. That’s 19.4% of all Georgians; however, gaining the popular vote does not ensure victory for a candidate. In New York, many counties came out with President Trump on top, but New York’s electors voted for Vice President Biden. In Nebraska, nearly all counties voted for President Trump, yet the electors are split on who to elect as president. Receiving the popular vote does not mean one’s candidate will win.

Vice President Biden and Senator Kamala Harris delivered a victory speech the night of Nov. 7, and Vice President Biden promised to try his hardest to unite the country and to reverse most, if not all, of Trump’s policies. While he has promised many things, the question remains on whether he will deliver or if his promises will fall through.

Many people are still panicking given how divisive this election has been. Regardless we are called, as Christians, to trust God in whomever He appoints as our leaders. As Romans 13:1 says, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”


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