ROCKVILLE, Md. — According to projections from the Associated Press and broadcast networks, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will be President-Elect of the United States. He is projected to win 306 electoral votes, pushing him over the 270 necessary for the victory.
The former Vice-President has sought the highest office three times, first in 1988, then 2008, and finally 2020. At 77-years-old he will be the eldest person ever to take office and the first Vice-President since George H.W. Bush.
Senator Kamala Harris of California will be the next Vice-President of the United States, the first African-American woman. A special election for her current Senate seat is slated for a later date.
The lame-duck President, Donald Trump, is yet to concede the election, insisting voter fraud “stole” this election from him.
Speaking to her personal reaction to the victory, junior Katia Atiyah ’22 told the Mane News, “It feels like I can put up an American flag again. For the first time in years, I’m actually American.”
In a dissenting opinion, Tom Graeub ’22 tells us “the issue of dead people seeming to vote [and] the cutoff date for mail-in-ballots [leads to some] ambiguity in my mind about the legitimate winner of this election. But, it looks that Biden has won, and I sincerely thank President Trump for all he has done for the country.”
The Mane News has not independently verified any claims of mail-in or in-person voter fraud.
Jonas Blum ’22