Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, denying Donald Trump a second term after a deeply divisive presidency defined by a once-in-a-century pandemic, economic turmoil and social unrest.
Bidenwon the presidency by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes on Saturday morning, after days of counting votes and record turnout across the country. The win in Pennsylvania took Biden’s electoral college vote to 284, surpassing the 270 needed to win the White House.
I am not one to ascribe a conspiracy when normal incompetence will suffice as an explanation, but I do firmly believe that this election was stolen. The dead people voting in Michigan and Pennsylvania; the convenient ballot drops with 100% Biden votes in big cities; the unwillingness of officials to be transparent; the statistical improbability that almost ever “mistake” favored Biden; the unbelievable turnout for a candidate who generated zero excitement… it’s too much.
Now, I also believe that the nation is quite evenly divided and that the cheating would have not worked if the results were more lopsided. The cheating works in states where the results can be swayed by a few thousand of votes and there were several of them this cycle.
All told, though, I’m pretty happy with the results of the election irrespective of how the presidential race ends up. The GOP did well in the states (important for redistricting), retained the U.S. Senate, gained in the House, has a majority of governorships… overall, not bad considering that the media was predicting a Blue Wave.