The Results Are In… (2020 Election)

Source: The Associated Press.

Damn.

It has been a long and harrowing five days since Election Day, and it appears that- finally! – we’ve decided our next president. This race was a close one, and I admit, I was extremely worried about the outcome of it all. But at the end of the day, things turned out just the way it was, and we are moving forward from here– hopefully, in a positive direction.

Even if I don’t like Trump, and even if I know that many people voted for him, I’m not holding that against anyone. After all, we’re really lucky to live in a country that allows us to exercise our constitutional rights and to vote for whomever we want. Although I voted for Biden, I still am not sure if he’ll end up doing a good job for the US in the four years to come. But knowing what Trump has already done for our country– for better and for worse– I welcome this change and await to see what happens down the line.

Working the election polls this year (as it was mandatory for my job) has been a real eye-opener for me. I never did care about politics until very recently, so seeing first-hand just how divided our nation is surprised me greatly. Even living in Los Angeles, which is an overwhelmingly-blue city (heck, in an overwhelmingly-blue state like California), I was amazed to meet and know people who voted for Trump, and it goes to show that even if Biden won, we’ll still have a lot of dissent in the nation after the celebrations end.

Until then, consider this a victory for the Democratic Party. Many of my peers are celebrating with champagne and parties all over the US, some even overseas. For me, I will be doing so quietly at home, perhaps with a cup of coffee (as it’s the morning as I currently type this) and an afternoon spent chatting with my friends online.

This isn’t the end, but the beginning. Guess we’ll have to see where this goes.

— The Finicky Cynic

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11 thoughts on “The Results Are In… (2020 Election)

      1. I don’t remember word for word. Something about how Canada is a democratic country (liberal) and how the prime minister here really messed up our economy (our economy is so bad here)… and how I am concerned about the US because the economy was good, but now I’m not sure what the economy will be like.

      2. rebbit7

        I see what you mean. Personally, I am uncertain, even nervous, as to how Biden will change the economy during his presidency (for better or for worse?), but the nation did vote for him, so we’re stuck with him for the next four years. Whether we wanted him or not. I personally don’t like Trump, but I respect those who chose to vote for him, as we’re blessed to have the constitutional right to vote for whomever we want. I think it’s important to respect each other, liberal or conservative, on our views, as then we can really move forward on making change, instead of getting bogged down in arguments and feelings. Maybe that’s too idealistic, but it’s worth a try. 🙂

  1. KPerkins

    Honestly, this made me cry. For real. From relief. Knowing that you’re in the same boat as I am (unsure of the future, even if for different reasons), and aren’t castigating me for my own fears or voting for someone I don’t like but disliked marginally less than the other choices…. Oof. Actual waterworks.

    Knowing that there are other people out there who want to respect other views, who want to be idealistic, it makes me want to try harder. It’s probably a small thing, but I wanted you to know that reading this really helped my own fear for the future. Reminded me that not everyone on the Internet is screaming. So thank you.

    1. rebbit7

      I really appreciate your comment! It took learning to get to where I am now with politics; I’ve found the hatred between two parties ridiculous and petty. And people who choose to hate and end relationships with people opposing their stances is uncalled for. It’s possible to be passionate about one particular party’s beliefs, but still remain civil and understanding to those who disagree. Social media has made this political combat all the more messy in the past decade, and although it can be overwhelming, at least I know that all I can do is listen- just listen- and try to be more understanding towards others. That’s how you learn and grow, honestly!

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