The political climate

The purpose of this blog is to provide North Port High School students with an unbiased assessment of the political climate in AmericaFrom the tense battle between Former Vice President Joe Biden and Incumbent Donald Trump, all the way to the inauguration of our future President on January 20th, 2021.  

Some things I will be talking about will be the election of 2020, between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and Republican candidate Donald Trump. The Democratic party is the more liberal party, with some things that Democrats usually believe in being bigger government, more business regulation, and being pro-choice in the abortion debate. Republicans (also called the GOP, which stands for the “Grand Old Party” are generally more conservative, with them usually believing in smaller government, less business regulation, and are generally more pro-life in the abortion debate. Joe Biden is a much more moderate Democrat, compared with the likes of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I will be covering the election results from Election day, November 3rd, up until the inauguration of the President of the United States. 

The President of the United States is decided by the Electoral College, not the popular vote. A candidate can win the most votes, but not the electoral college, making them lose the presidency. A great example is in 2016, when Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by over 3 million above Republican Donald Trump but did not reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. States have a certain number of electoral votes depending on how many representatives they have. Wyoming has 1 representative, so they have 1 + 2 electoral votes because of their senators, giving them 3 electoral votes. California has 53 representatives, 53 + 2 senators gives them 55 electoral votes. 

Some important dates are:
November 3rd: Election Day 

December 14th: Electors vote for the president 

January 20th: Inauguration Day 

Trump Impeachment

On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump may become the first ever President to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, along with many House Republicans and Democrats, called for President Trump to resign the office after inciting violence at the Capitol riots.   Speaker Pelosi and other Representatives have been calling for Vice President Mike Pence and members of t...

The siege on capital

On January 6th, 2021, a group of domestic terrorists raided, sieged, and breeched the Capitol Building as a last-ditch effort to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results. President Trump, instead of appearing on national television and condemning the actions of this group, continued spreading the false narrative that President-Elect Biden committed mass voter fraud and incited violence ...

Republicans are at an Advantage in 2024

It’s no secret that Republicans are upset after Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. And they are 100% ready to bring something new to the table. SurveyMonkey found out that when asked, Republicans say that they are more likely to support Vice President Mike Pence in a primary in 2024, next is Donald Trump Jr., and then Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.  Mike Pence: 4...

President-Elect Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden was just projected to be President-elect of the United States, defeating incumbent President Donald Trump.  Come January 20th, 2021, both Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are presumed to step down from office as Joe Biden is sworn in and will become the 46th President of the United States. Alongside Joe Biden, Kamala Harris will be sworn in as Vice President...

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