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1- Yousif

I learned about the 2020 election was highly fascinating. One instance was Hillary Clinton won more states than Trump yet still lost due to electoral college votes. California, Florida, New York, and Texas has the highest electoral votes. What I learned is that it is not required to vote, when growing up as a kid I thought it was mandatory for every citizen to vote. New members of congress was new to me as well, it stuck out to me because its not just a single person, but a variety of different people and their ideas and morals. There is many things I did not know that happen, such as when the new elected president takes full role. I thought as soon as the winner goes into office but it’s not until January 20th. I do not agree with how electoral votes work because how is it fair California has 55 but there is other states that has 2 to 5, doesn’t entirely make it fair in my opinion. A question I have is why don’t they move on from the electoral college and come up with something that balances it out?


The 2020 election was between the democratic representative Joe Biden and the republican representative Donald Trump. Trump was the former president and was running for reelection but ended up losing to Joe Biden who is currently our president. The Electoral College votes for the candidates, but follows the votes of their population determining if a state is red or blue. During the election, I was younger and not very aware of the political situation of our country. As I get older I understand more about what is going on politically and economically, along with how our presidents impact us. A major topic of the 2020 election was immigration issues. The former president Donald Trump had voiced his concern regarding immigration and had developed several strategies to contain it. One of the strategies was building a physical border along the edge of the United States, causing an uproar in politics. The democratic president currently, Joe Biden, has a different approach towards immigration and is more welcoming towards it. Regarding the 2020 election, I would like to know more about the state of the economy, healthcare, and how the U.S. progressed over time. The democrats and Republicans have opposing views or prioritize certain issues over others, and I think it would be important to learn more about why they formulate the decisions they do.


Question One

The factor that I found most interesting from the article is the fact that the votes a candidate acquires nationwide do not necessarily guarantee the presidency (BBC News, 2020). I have always been aware that the Electoral College determines the candidate who takes office. It could only happen as a coincidence when the president-elect gets a majority of votes nationally and in the electoral college. As a result, at times, I need help understanding the essence of people voting for their preferred candidate when the Electoral College may determine otherwise. However, I also understand that the voters elect the members of the Electoral College. There are gaps in the electoral process if a candidate may win nationally and lose through the members whom the same voters still elect.

Question Two

The major issue I was concerned about that had been previously decided in the election was the immigration laws. I have learned that Republicans seek to control and restrict immigration more than the Democrats. Republicans want a more conservative country that does not have a significant population of immigrants (BBC News, 2020). I will explore to learn how Republicans have influenced border security in the past and how Democrats have used immigration policies recently. With that knowledge, I will understand why Americans may prefer a Republican or a Democrat president.

Question Three

I want to learn more about the legitimacy of the 2020 election. I want to know how online voters can be verified to minimize rigging. Some voters used mail ballots, which I needed to understand how they worked. I will seek to learn how eligibility and validity requirements were met because I understand President Trump needed to be more satisfied with the outcome.

4- Aobeeda

The 2020 United States elections saw Joseph R. Biden elected as the 46th president. He surpassed the 270 electoral votes, though there was much to learn. Once the elections were over, each political side started to accuse the other of facilitating illegal election tactics. The Democrats, for instance, urged their followers to vote early to escape the coronavirus-related regulations (US election 2020: A straightforward guide. 2020). Further, they questioned the postal services that were likely to slow the delivery process. This could slow the dropping of in-person voting ballots. In the meantime, the Republicans raised issues to do with voter fraud, though there was not enough evidence to support the claims.

Further, there were allegations of disinformation campaigns and foreign interference. In October 2022, law enforcement and intelligence officials disclosed that Iranians and Russians had been able to access voter registration information. This alleged information had been used to cause unrest through social media platforms such as email.

The 2020 election was both contentious and unprecedented. The turnout was the highest since 1900, hitting a record of almost 74% (Parsons, 2024). The mail-in voting records hit historic records thanks to the widespread health concerns due to COVID-19. The major issues were racial inequity, economic fallout, and management of the coronavirus pandemic. The significant problems included the Supreme Court nominees, the climate challenge, and the Affordable Care Act. Issues of interest in this election include economic prosperity and trade policy, cyber issues, counter-terrorism, combating drugs and crime, climate crisis, environment and crisis, arm non-proliferation and control, and transparency and anti-corruption.