American Presidential Election News Updates: Biden Likely to be Next President, Trump Echoes Unproven Claim
USA Election 2020 News Updates: The American election is in an exciting phase as the counting is continuing. Both the candidates claim their victory. President Trump has blamed the opposition candidate Biden for stealing his election by fraud. However, Donald Trump did not present any evidence in his favor. From the current scenario, it is evident that Joe Biden has a clear lead over his rival. So much fight for the right without realizing the real purpose of human birth. Vote counting lingers in quite a few states – Crucial for Joe Biden and Donald Trump
USA Election 2020 News Updates: Highlights
- The world is watching and waiting for a declared winner of the US presidential election.
- At this time, Biden is projected to have won 264 (253 projected by CNN) electoral votes, Trump 214 (213 projected by CNN), while 270 electoral votes mark to win.
- Counting is continuing in Alaska, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and the winners are yet to be projected.
- Some projected Arizona for Biden, but mail-in ballots counting yet to be completed.
USA Election 2020 News Updates: Trump Reiterates Unproven Fraud in Elections
Donald Trump claims he was ready for big celebrations, but extensive voter fraud has ruined the United States presidential election. He blamed long ongoing ballot counting in several key states.
On Thursday evening address at the White House, the US President Donald Trump condemned the Democratic Party and pollsters for engineering fraud. It is not the first time, but since election night, he repeatedly labeled dispute. Trump claimed he could easily win the election if only legal votes were counted. He blamed the opposition candidate Biden for stealing the election from him by illegal votes counting.
President Trump had addressed the nation in the election night in response to Biden’s unusual victory claim. In the follow-up speech on Thursday, he repeated blame for fraud claims without any evidence to prove. President Trump’s campaign has made legal efforts to discontinue the vote-counting in a few states and is pursuing a recount in Wisconsin.
USA Election 2020 News Updates: Biden Confident of Victory
Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden “I’m confident that we will emerge victorious. But this will not be my victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people.” He feels very good about the result of the election, “Be patient, folks. Votes are being counted, and we feel good about where we are.” He called his supporters to stay calm as the counting of votes is continued.
“It is the will of the voters – no one, not anyone else – who chooses the president of the United States of America”Biden
Biden said to his supporters that “I ask people to stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed.” and “we’ll know very soon” the result of the presidential election. Biden said through another tweet, “The people will not be silenced, be bullied, or surrender. Every vote must be counted.”
Joe Biden tweeted: “Democracy is sometimes messy, so sometimes it requires a little patience. But that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years with a system of governance that has been the envy of the world.”
USA Election 2020 News Updates: American Presidential Election At A glance
- It may take a few days to declare the next President
- Vote counting is ongoing in a few key states, which will decide the result of the US presidential election
- The states of Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Pennsylvania will now decide the fate
- Donald Trump is crying foul for unproven fraud
- The Trump campaign has begun a legal fight to halt the counts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Michigan
- Trump campaign loses lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia
- Democrat Joe Biden has broken the previous Barak Obama record with 71.5 million votes and is confident to come to be President
- Trump has topped in many states, but his chances to win are bleak
- Overall turnout is the highest in 120 years at 66.9%
- The fight between the supporters of Biden and Trump has started on the streets of many cities to challenge counting to continue and counting to stop
How are American President and Vice President Elected?
The President’s election and the United States’ vice president are unique, unlike many other democratic elections. It is not a direct election by American citizens of the United States. The citizens registered to vote in any of the fifty US states or the capital Washington, DC, can cast ballots for members of the Electoral College.
They cannot cast ballots directly for the offices of the President and the vice president. These electors, known as electoral votes, subsequently cast direct ballots for President and Vice President. The President and the vice-presidential candidate who obtain an absolute majority of electoral votes at least 270 out of 538 are elected to the respective offices.
There are rare cases when no candidate obtains an absolute majority of the votes for President; in that case, the House of Representatives chooses the most qualifying candidate for the presidency. Similarly, if no candidate obtains an absolute majority for vice president, the Senate is empowered to elect the vice president.
USA Election 2020 News Updates: Eligibility for Presidential Candidate
The US Presidential Election holds once every four years on the first Tuesday in November. There is no national election commission to conduct the elections. The local authorities organize the election with the help of administrators. The candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criterion
- Must be at least 35 years old
- Must be born in the United States
- Must have lived in the US for the previous 14 years
The candidates publicly declare their intention to run for President in the year before the election
Presidential Primaries and Caucuses
The election process begins with the primaries and caucuses in January or February of the election year.
The state and local authorities organize the Primaries by secret ballot to cast votes for hopeful presidential candidates from major parties.
The political parties organize private events by themselves are called Caucuses. The voters decide the candidate they favor in the open forum. Subsequently, the organizers count the votes and calculate how many delegates each candidate receives.
Depending upon the population’s size, each state, some US territories, and the District of Columbia are allocated several delegates using a formula to adjust the number by “rewarding” states. These delegates stand for their state in the national party convention and vote to choose each party’s presidential candidate.
There are Two Types of Delegates
• Pledged delegates support the candidate to whom they were assigned in a primary or caucus
• Unpledged or superdelegates choose freely the candidate they would like to support
Each party holds the national convention in the summer of an election year. The party nomination can be received by a majority of delegates’ votes. But it is often already reached and known well before the national conventions take place. In case no majority is reached in advance, the national convention selects the presidential candidate.
General Election Campaigning
Once the nominee for each political party is chosen, the presidential candidates go head-to-head campaigning in various parts of the country. They explain their plans and views to people, perform rallies and debates to pull voters’ support.
The voters cast their votes at the voting place for their preferred candidate on election day. The voters elect their President and Vice President indirectly by electors through the Electoral College process. States get an allocation of electors based on their seats in the House of Representatives and Senate.
Washington, DC, has the advantage of the allocation of three electors. Other US territories don’t get any seats. Based on 435 House of Representatives seats plus 100 Senate seats plus 3 for Washington DC, there are 538 electors in total. Once the ballots have been cast, all votes go to a statewide tally. 48 American states and Washington DC use “the winner takes all procedures,” where the election winner receives all the electors in that state. There are exceptions in Maine and Nebraska because they follow a proportional system.
The winning candidate needs to “win” at least 270 electors to become the President. Voting at the Electoral College takes place in the weeks, the winning candidate is usually declared on the night of the election.
First, the Vice President is sworn in, followed by the President on the Inauguration Day on January 20 at the US Capitol building in Washington DC. Both recite the oath of office and officially become President and Vice President. The tradition has been used since the late 18th century.
What is the Republican Party?
The Republican Party is a major political party in the USA. Its color is red with an elephant as its symbol. The party was established in 1854 in the northern states of the country by anti-slavery activists. In the Civil War of 1861 – 1865, the Republican Party became the dominant political force in almost all northern states. Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican President of the United States, overseeing the abolition of slavery and preserving the union.
During the 20th century, the Republican Party became the dominant conservative force in American politics and has generally supported big business. The party occupied the White House during the “Roaring Twenties” and oversaw the implementation of free-market policies in the 1980s under Ronald Reagan.
A billionaire Republican, Donald Trump had won the 2016 presidential election and began his presidency in 2017. Trump is criticized for his right-wing policies by his party members, including defeated 2008 presidential candidate John McCain.
Few notable Republican Party Presidents were George W. Bush (2001 – 2009), George H. W. Bush (1989 – 1993), Richard Nixon (1969 – 1974), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 – 1961), Herbert Hoover (1929 – 1933), Theodore Roosevelt (1901 – 1909) and Abraham Lincoln (1861 – 1865).
What is the Democratic Party?
The Democratic Party is another major political party in the USA. Its symbol is a donkey, and its color is blue. The party’s roots go back to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Andrew Jackson established the Democratic Party after a split in the Democratic-Republican Party In 1828. Later in 1829, he became the first Democratic Party President of the US.
During the 19th century, the party’s chief philosophy was conservatism. Since the 1930s “New Dealers,” however, the party has generally been guided by more progressive and liberal ideas, with conservative Democrats making up only a small proportion of the party.
Before President Trump, the Democratic Party’s president Barack Obama served (2009 – 2017). Many other notable presidents from the party were Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001), Lyndon Johson (1963 – 1969), John F. Kennedy (1961 – 1963), Harry Truman (1945 – 1953), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 – 1945), and Woodrow Wilson (1913 – 1921).
What is the Real Purpose of Human Birth?
It is definite, not the way as the two USA presidential candidates do fight with each other. God blesses for wealth, health, and wisdom. Capable people must realize the real purpose of human birth is to escape from the vicious cycle of birth and death. The aim is to serve the needy people to improve their education, health, and wellbeing. They should come to the refuge of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj to take name initiation. For better understanding, the must-read Sacred Book Way of Living.
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