YEARS hence, people would look back on the 2020 presidential contest as the most divisive and at the same time the most participated civic exercise of its kind. More than 160 million Americans may have voted in this election said one report, making it the highest in 120 years. Historic numbers of would-be voters lined up for hours despite frequent reminders of the dangers of COVID-19 infections. The faint of hearts opted to mail or dropped in filled-up ballots.
It was also a contentious election brought about by bad blood among partisan personalities involved. As we may know already, the non-politician president Trump had brought in a kind of non-traditional style of leadership that has not engendered him to entrenched politicians used to navigating the bureaucracy to advance conflicting interests. Detractors and rabid political partisans had never accepted his 2016 election and had lived up to their vow of total obstruction. Failing in their attempt to bring down his presidency, they turned to the 2020 presidential polls as a legal option to seize power. It also provided an opportunity for their stated goal of getting even for failing to block the appointments of three justices to the Supreme Court, the most recent one being just a few days ago. It is also said that they’re intending to seek indictments of Trump for unstated crimes in case Biden gets elected, increase the number of SC justices with their own appointees, and do away with the filibuster if they are able to get a senate majority. The house democrats had proven their tenacity to pursue shameful partisan interests by their unending persecution of the sitting president. We also witnessed them impeach the only US president who prioritizes fellow Americans and able to accomplish all his election promises and much more. In contrast, nothing notable can be attributed to Joe Biden, the democrat presidential bet, in his nearly 50 years living off the taxpayers’ money. Instead, he is blamed for being instrumental in the departure of tens of thousands of US jobs and reportedly profited from selling to corrupt governments access to his office via son Hunter.
This election could also become an ugly reminder of how most of the mainstream media and big tech had jettisoned any pretense of being the neutral arbiter of issues and been in bed with the Biden-Harris team. It is incredible that a candidate of the most powerful country in the world is able to hie off to seclusion most of the time during the campaign, get lobbed with softball questions in the occasional instances of press availability, shielded from topics about symptoms of senility as well as the very alarming reports about his link to scandals that could even get to the level of treasonous acts. As a matter of fact, twitter, Google, and Facebook were summoned to a senate investigation for flagrantly censoring any mention of contentious issues involving Biden. Finally, this election has given rise to a very significant change of the country’s political topography occasioned by internal migration. Recent years had seen people and businesses moving in great numbers to other states because of extra high rental of office or living spaces, hostile business environment, intolerable regulations and taxes, and deterioration of the quality of life caused by homelessness, etc. An example is an exodus from California, admittedly a democrat’s bastion, to business-friendly Texas resulting in the introduction to that state of huge numbers of voters who may not share in Texas’ GOP values. Although Trump was able to wrest a win this time, pundits note that the change in that battleground state’s political landscape is significant enough to affect adversely future elections.