In the last 70 years, the most influential country in the world has been the United States of America. So, it goes without saying, that the president of the United States is the most powerful man in the world. Every four years, the American public convene to elect the next person that is going to lead them into the future. 2020 is the year of the 59th U.S Presidential Election with the American people having to choose between Republican incumbent president Donald. J. Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
Four years ago, one of the most controversial elections of all time ended with Donald Trump in the White House. This year’s election is closely rivaling that one in it’s controversial element. Donald Trump has been heavily criticized for his handling of COVID-19, which has led to the death of about 2 lakh people and growing. Biden has also had criticisms about not being able to bring many changes during his stint as Vice President during the Obama administration.
Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence is his running mate and Biden’s running mate is half-Indian Kamala Harris. If elected, Kamala would be the first woman of color to hold office of Vice President of the U.S.
The shooting of George Floyd in May 2020 has also been a major point in polarizing voters to either side. The issue of police brutality against the African-American community has swayed the public favor in the side of Joe Biden. Issues like gun control, terrorism, and relations with China are also likely to be major talking points in the lead up to the election.
According to current opinion polls, Biden is still the leading choice to become the next President of the United States. But opinions are volatile, and we will have to wait until the final election results until we certainly find out who the next president is. Whatever the result may be, one thing is for certain, America, and the world at large, will be affected by it.
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