Election Coverage

In just five short days, the election that has taken over American television, media, and dinner tables will finally come to a close. As we get closer and closer to November 3, American citizens will finally get to see who will lead this country for the next four years.

Although Donald Trump’s approval rating has gone up to 42% since the 2016 election, Joe Biden’s is significantly higher at 52%. These are the lowest approval ratings have ever been historically, according to Gallups Scalometer.

In 2016, 36% of US citizens viewed Trump as favorable and trustworthy, while 61% viewed him as unfavorable. Even if his image has improved in the past four years, he is still facing an opponent with an even higher approval rating than his old competitor, Hillary Clinton.

Biden served alongside Barack Obama for eight years. He has stated that he wants to do more with Kamala Harris then he could between 2008 and 2016 with Obama. With less than a week left in their campaign trail, Bidens rating keeps improving.

75 million American citizens have already voted; that is more than half the 2016 voter turnout. A total of 66 million of those voters have voted by mail. Many people believe that Trump is going to try to weaponize mail in voting, saying that it will lead to voter fraud and a rigged election.

Although it does take longer to count mailed in ballots, people feel safer doing so as you aren’t being exposed to Covid-19.

Trump thinks the election should be delayed. On July 30th, 2020, he sent a tweet out stating that 2020 would be the most fraudulent and inaccurate election in history. He also believes that the election should be delayed until it is safer for people to actually go out to ballots to vote.

According to the New York Times, Democrats are more likely and have been voting early by mail, while Republicans are more likely to vote in person on election day.

If you are registered to vote, please make sure you do so; no matter the way you do, by November 3.