Posted: 21.11.20 at 10:00 by Oreva, Orezi, Gracie, Molly, Debbie and Jaycee-May
A flurry of attention suddenly came in the classes of Christ the Word Catholic School as the representatives of both the Democrat and Republican parties went head-to-head to win the 2020 election.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump first battled in several debates, giving reasons why they should be picked and the other shouldn’t. The citizens of the U.S.A had the responsibility to choose who was their next president. The 2020 United States presidential election was the 59th quadrennial presidential election, making this election very important.
Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his Vice-President and she was the first Black and South-Asian female to be a Vice-President Elect. Both parties went on campaigns to appeal to audiences and to show why the people of America should vote for them. Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife, spoke at a few campaigns as well. Surprisingly, this time she did not copy any of Michelle Obama’s speeches.
Trump claimed halfway through the election that he had ‘won by a lot’. He then later also stated that the votes were fake. Trump used Twitter to implement false information about the election to his followers. He continued to file many lawsuits and wanted to go to the Supreme Court. The votes were counted, getting closer and closer until it was announced that Biden had won the 2020 election!
One of our writers, Jaycee-May Jones explained where she was when the outcome of the election was announced. ‘When I found out that Joe Biden had won the 2020 election, I was on my living room couch and my dad had just said to me “Look at the TV, you were right!”. The reason he had said this was because I predicted that Biden would win. I wasn’t surprised, more relieved to find out that a fool like Mr. Donald Trump wasn’t going to be president anymore. In my opinion, Trump doesn’t have the first clue about how to run a country.’
Year 8 student, Orezi Onibere, shared her story, too. ‘When I heard that Joe Biden had won the 2020 election, I was reading a book on my living room couch and my dad had switched the TV on to the news: Joe Biden had won! I was delighted because I had predicted that he would win. I think Joe Biden would be an amazing president. I think he will help rebuild America, unite the US citizens and effectively handle the pandemic.’
After Biden had secured 270 of the electoral colleges, he had ensured his victory. On the following Monday morning, jubilation was in the air as the students of Christ the Word celebrated the news that Biden will become President on 20 January 2021. For many in our school, we have faint memories of that fateful day when Trump was elected and the fear of what was to come. Now, we feel joy, hope and excitement.