Now that the first polls have closed, President Donald Trump is beginning this election night with a head start as he wins Indiana. Meanwhile, Joe Biden wins the state of Vermont.
This election has been evidently proven to be one that will mark history for generations to come. Earlier this morning, a federal judge has ordered USPS inspectors to sweep mail facilities for unsent ballots by 3 p.m. EST today.
Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, could determine the future of the United States of America. MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle spoke to voters in PA whom describe this election as baffling: "It doesn’t feel like America to me right now."
As voters in Philadelphia wait in line to cast their votes, we cannot help but to recount how much the 2020 election has terrorized America. But, in the words of Anne Petersen, here's our silver lining: No matter what happens with tonight's election — whether it's a landslide or contested, whether Joe Biden wins or Donald Trump is re-elected — one thing is clear: We're not going back to normal. We will still be living in a pandemic, people will still be working from home, many will still be without jobs, schools will still be remote or operating on hybrid models, masks will still be necessary everywhere. And if Trump loses, he's not going to leave the White House with anything approximating grace nor ease.
If Biden wins, and even if Democrats also take the House and the Senate, there might be initial joy and relief, but it won't feel like you want it to feel.
There will be no catharsis. If Biden wins, and even if Democrats also take the House and the Senate, there might be initial joy and relief, but it won't feel like you want it to feel. If Trump wins, there will be despair and disbelief, but this time around, people have had time to emotionally prepare themselves.