2020 election

2020 Presidential Election Predictions

Election day has passed, and with it came many news organizations predicting the outcome of the 2020 election. Statistically, former vice president Joe Biden is anticipated to win over President Trump. A map created by 270 to Win shows the predictions of which candidates will receive the majority of the votes from certain states. One trend consistent with the past is the West Coast states such as California, Oregon, and Washington are anticipated to vote Democratic. Democrats have typically taken the votes of California, which is a key state due to it having 55 electoral votes, more than any other state in the country, Texas is another key state that typically votes Republican and is a significant state to win with 38 electoral votes. 2020 is a significant year for Texas, because it was debated whether it would be a toss up state that could vote either way. As of last night however, Texas has officially voted republican. 

Although it may seem as though Biden is favored, this could change as a result of swing states. Swing states have historically helped determine elections in a certain candidates favor, such as the 2016 election. For example, a state like Florida with 29 electoral votes could determine which candidate wins an election. Other predicted swing states include Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, and Georgia. For this election, Pennsylvania is leaning Democratic, but this could be subject to change. In 2016, Trump won Pennsylvania, which was a key factor to his success. 

When it comes to predicting results of the election, it was likely that results would not be announced on Tuesday as scheduled. This has proven true, as critical battleground states like Pennsylvania have yet to turn red or blue. Due to challenges presented by the current pandemic, counting votes has become more difficult which is a factor contributing to the uncertainty of the election. No matter the outcome, the 2020 election is bound to be a historic one.

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