Two things we learned from the 2020 U.S. elections






The United States presidential election was held on November 3. The electoral contest, two opposite sides of the same coin: Democrats and Republicans, Biden and Trump. These 2020 elections have been characterized by the awareness of the vote and the voice of young people.


First, unfounded arguments have to lead to misinformation. At the end of the electoral contest rumors of possible electoral fraud began to spread, allegations that alarmed the population, with Donald Trump, current president of the United States, praising these unfounded claims.


Although it was known that the vote count would take longer - the coronavirus, after all, is still present"- which led many people to vote by mail or vote in advance, a hundred million people voted in advance, representing two-thirds of the population that voted this election.


President Trump was determined to prove that the mail vote lent itself to fraud. As a response to the president's behest, the Republicans decided to vote on election day while many Democrats decided to do so in advance.


Each state has a different process to count votes, some count first the votes that arrived on election day, and others prefer to start the count with those that arrived by mail. That is why the constant change in statistics took place.


Finally, US election security officials spoke out because of all this misinformation. They spoke out after Mr. Trump “claimed without proof ” that 2.7 million votes for him had been "deleted".


"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," Announced the members of Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council


Second, the voice of young people matters


The number of young voter turnout increased due to some issues being key such as racism, climate change, and pandemic.


Statistics from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) show that 53 percent of eligible youth voters cast vote in this elections versus 45 percent in the 2016 elections


The end of the elections marks a new period for American democracy with the voice of the new generations.