The Presidential Elections

Emily Sanchez, Staff Writer

With the advent of the next president approaching, Americans are still anticipating the final vote that will determine the future of America and the world as we know it. Despite elections taking place on November 3rd, ballots are still being counted, and people anxiously wait whether Joe Biden will take the mantle or if Donald Trump will take the reigns once more.

In early October, President Donald Trump had confirmed in a tweet that he and the first lady were diagnosed with COVID-19. He was also hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Not only he and his wife were diagnosed with COVID-19, but at least eight other people contracted COVID-19 at the ceremony that Donald Trump had hosted at the White House. Many people were concerned with his health and were also worried because of the election and about the presidential debates he had to attend.

 “For this 2020 election we have two candidates we have to vote for and [Biden and Trump] aren’t really the best options. We are in need for a different president because our current president has made very unnecessary comments and he doesn’t show support and love for other cultures,” said Toni Ledesma , a sophomore. 

This 2020 election will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election. The U.S. uses an electoral college system so getting the most votes won’t make you president. For the last two presidential debates many people thought Joe Biden’s performance was impressive. The second presidential debate they had to use a mute button for the nominee’s microphone so no one was interrupted.

Recently in California there have been illegal ballot drop boxes in Los Angeles, Orange, and Fresno counties. In mid-October a ballot box was on fire in Baldwin Park damaging many ballots in the process.

“Our president has not done anything as much as he should be doing .But the election is something  everyone should be educated on because it can affect our future no matter what our age is. And we need a new president that’s going to make the world a better place,” said  Melany Perez, a freshman. 

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes on the race and many are anxious to know who will be our 46th president. Each Candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency so far Joe Biden is near the magic number. Donald Trump recently announced that he will be approaching the court to dispute the counting of votes.

Others think their votes don’t count but in reality they do count and can actually make a difference. On social media and on websites there is information on how to vote online, by mail , in person, and also on how to register. The information given is to make the voting process easy for you. Especially where some ballot boxes are located and to keep you updated on the election. Your vote can make a difference for the future.