The unimaginable does not have to be imagined. Donald Trump will not be returning to the White House for four more years of corruption, ineptitude and chaos. Decency and honor will be restored to our troubled land by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
When all is said and done, Joe Biden will have received the most votes ever for a presidential candidate, currently totaling just over 74 million. But trailing right behind, moving into second place for most votes in American history, is Donald Trump, who stands at just over 70 million votes.
In 2016, Donald Trump received just under 63 million votes to Hillary Clinton’s nearly 66 million votes.
Even with the disaster that has been the Trump presidency, Donald Trump has, so far, increased his vote total by nearly 7 million! This is after shredding America’s rule of law, ignoring the Constitution, mishandling a once in a lifetime pandemic and resulting economic collapse, and otherwise running the federal government like a criminal enterprise.
Yes, Trump may be gone but it appears Trumpism is here to stay.
The hope that this election would be a clear repudiation of Trump and his governing style did not materialize. Far from the GOP getting a wakeup call to reform its ways, Republicans will see Trump’s numbers, even though not enough to win reelection, as vindication that they should stay their Trumpian course.
And yes, Joe Biden promised to be the president of both blue and red states. He’s pledged to unite and heal the country, but how do you do that when nearly half of all Americans thought reelecting Trump was a good idea?
A mid-October poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 85 percent of registered voters described Americans as greatly divided in their values, and only 15 percent say democracy in the United States is working.
Now, don’t expect Trump to do the right thing by being a gracious loser. Odds are he will insist to his loyal followers the election was stolen from him and that Biden is not a legitimate president.
Let’s all pray Joe can make good on his promise. Let’s hope Americans can call a truce to its festering Hatfield-McCoy feud.
As Biden has said,” We may be opponents — but we are not enemies. We are Americans.”
May God bless the United States of America.
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