Former Vice President Joe Biden has kicked off his move to the White House after passing the 270-vote electoral college threshold needed to become the next President of the United States of America.
Joe Biden, who turns 78 at the end of the month, will become the oldest President of the United States, and its 46th President ending the era of the republican party in the helm of affairs.
The election results reveal a deepening divide in America, not just along partisan lines but along geographic boundaries. Diverse metropolitan areas and their suburbs with a higher density of college-educated people were politically activated by the last four years of the Trump presidency and turned out in record numbers. More rural areas, often overwhelmingly white and working-class, doubled down on their support for Trump – and their disdain for Democrats.
This increase in intensity on both sides of the political spectrum led to a record turnout during the election, even amidst a pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office at noon on Inauguration Day January 20, 2020 while, and Vice-president elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in shortly before that.