Today is an important day for the United States of America. It is Tuesday, November 3rd, and it is Election Day. The people will be voting for the next president of the US, deciding whether Joe Biden of the Democratic Party or Donald Trump of the Republican Party will be the leader of the country for the next four years.
This election can be proven to be one of the most important ones since the two men and the two parties have very different approaches in many major issues, including but not limited to how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
It has been reported that already there has been a bigger voter turnout than the previous elections in recent years, and certainly a big increase in the mail-in ballots, a fact that can be attributed both to the coronavirus and people's willingness to be a part of this significant decision this time.
The US has never been more divided than now. A lot of major issues have made Americans angry. And politicians' divisive rhetoric has made things worse and have increased the chasm between the two sides of voters.
The people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 were clearly trying to send a message to a corrupt political system that they felt did not represent them and was mostly self-serving. It will be interesting that if four years later, and as he is shown to be losing in the polls, if they will vote the same way again, having gone through a Trump presidency and knowing what to expect from it.
On the other hand, Joe Biden has been the opposite of Trump in almost every way during the pre-election period. Calm, reserved, and factual most of the time, he has been trying to prove to the American people that he can step out of Barack Obama's shadow and become the next president of the United States, gaining a lot of support by not only the Democrats but also a lot of Republicans who are reluctant to support Trump after some of his political failures.
A lot of questions await after this day: when will the election results be ready? Will President Trump accept the election outcome if he loses? Will there be unrest in the United States, depending on the outcome? How will the outcome of the elections affect the rest of the world? Only time will tell.
(I know this is a divisive issue for a lot of people right now, especially in the US, but I want to make a plea for the people who comment to be civil in their comments.)