15th June 2021
Writing: Divit Kelmani (Year 9)
Editing: Aayush Mukherjee (Year 11)
On November 3rd 2020, Joe Biden assumed the role of ‘President of the United States’, with his right hand woman, Kamala Harris, taking on the title of ‘Vice President’. The transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden wasn’t by any means a simple task, with the Capitol riots, voter fraud claims and a general lack of cooperation, but governance over the USA has successfully been passed over to President Biden. The aftermath of this chain of events has had both positive and negative impacts on the United States.
One of the most discussed topics after the winner of the election was revealed was voter fraud. Allegations were very serious, from dead people voting, to multiplied votes being counted in different states. In an address at the White House, Trump claimed that he had won ‘the legal vote’ and repeatedly made allegations of electoral fraud, despite providing no evidence to back up these claims.
Another significant factor that will come into play is the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Biden has inherited a nation that has been significantly affected by COVID-19 and how he intends to deal with this crisis will give the citizens of the USA a good impression of how their new president will run the country.
The aftermath of the 2020 US presidential election will have a massive impact on the next four years of American politics and it will be interesting to see how the Biden administration will handle the issues and problems to come.