- Daniel Peaden, reporter
US Election Day Passes Without Clear Presidential or Party Victor
In both the Presidential and US Senate elections on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Americans are left either without clear answers of which party or candidates won, or with conflicting information from either side. Millions of mail-in ballots in key swing states have yet to be counted, and it has become clear that the results of the election will slowly come in over the rest of the week.
However, incumbent President Donald Trump gave a victory speech in the East Wing of the White House late Tuesday night, citing that he was ahead in votes in the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Michigan. He continued, falsely claiming that he “did win this election”, and announcing that he would be contesting the final results of these states in the US Supreme Court.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden responded in a speech from his hometown of Wilmington, DE, urging Americans to “be patient, until the hard work of tallying votes is finished.” In the meantime, the eyes of the American people remain affixed to the final tallies of the key swing states of GA, PA, WI, MI, NV, and AZ which remain too close to call according to CBS News.
While it is clear that the Democratic Party has maintained their majority in the US House of Representatives, key Senate races still remain too close to call, with the special election in Georgia entering a runoff between Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock and Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Despite this, Democratic candidate Mark Kelly is leading in Arizona, and Republican candidates John James, David Perdue, and Thom Tillis are leading in Michigan, Georgia, and North Carolina respectively, according to the AP. Republican Senate candidate Roger Marshall has also won a tight race in Kansas against Democratic candidate Barbara Bollier.
This election will inevitably continue into the end of the week, and the East High Messenger Staff will provide updates accordingly.