As the U.S. prepares to go to polls on the 3rd of November, the incumbent Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are facing off in what is being described as the most important election in U.S. history, as America chooses its 46th President!
Here’s the answers to some questions you might have about what’s going down over there.
Due to COVID restrictions, I’d imagine there’s been no big rallies and events this year, right?
Well, not quite. Biden’s rallies have been small and quite spaced out; he’s even held a few drive-in rallies to limit crowding. But Trump has insisted on bringing people out in big numbers, with few wearing masks. In fact, he recently posted this on Twitter, to show the amount of people who turned up in support.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2020
Has it been a civil, respectful debate?
Ha, no. Biden has repeatedly criticised Trump over his handling of the pandemic which has led to the death of more than 220,000 people in the U.S. Whilst Trump has frequently retaliated by saying that under Biden, the U.S. would face more civil unrest and the economy would suffer.
The constant attacks from both candidates has meant that microphones will be muted during the last debate on Thursday night as several people took to Twitter last time around to complain about the childish behaviour of the two presidential candidates in these debates.
Wait…did you say dancing in the title?! Who’s dancing and why?
Well, Trump has recently got into the habit of doing little dances at the end of his rallies. The latest of which has gone viral all over the internet. TikTok users have been especially inspired by Trump’s moves and a new dance trend has been born.
Wow ok. So, who’s who going to win?
Biden’s ahead by about 9% in the national polls. But of course, there’s huge scepticism about the polls since they predicted Hillary Clinton to win in 2016 (and we all know what happened there).
However, it all comes down to how swing states such as Florida, Ohio, Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania vote, which will determine who sits in the White House for next 4 years and in these states, the race is much closer.