Who won the election?

Joe Biden and President Trump

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Joe Biden and President Trump

The longest election in the history of the United States was the 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. According to USA Today, it took 35 days of ballot counting and allegations before Gore conceded the race. In the end, the race was decided by only 537 votes.

Twenty years later, it looks like the United States is experiencing another controversial race. After five days of vote counting, the Associated Press declared Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election with 290 electoral votes and 50.8% of the popular vote. However, there have been many claims of voter fraud by the republican party and especially the incumbent president, Donald Trump.

Trump and his team filed lawsuits to keep votes from being counted and to be able to watch the votes be counted themselves, and have challenged the election results since they were announced. His twitter account, which is very active, has published many claims of fraud.

“The Radical Left Democrats, working with their partner, The Fake News Media, are trying to STEAL this Election. We won’t let them!” tweeted Trump on November 16.

As of November 12, votes are still being counted in Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona, with a recount being done by hand in Georgia, thanks to the extremely close margin.

Although not as publicized as the presidential election, elections for members of the House and Senate are also still being counted.According to the New York Times, in the Senate, the republicans have lost one seat and the democrats have gained one, but with 50 and 46 seats respectively with two seats held by other parties, no matter who wins the other two seats, it will be a very close battle for control. In the house of representatives, the republican party gained seven seats and the democrats lost six, although the democrats still control the house with a total of 219 seats.

In one of the most divisive and unpredictable elections ever, the only solution is to trust in the democratic process and hope that the true winner, whoever that may be, will be the one in the White House next year.