US ELECTION 2020: Reaction from across the pond

The Washington skyline is seen at dawn, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, the morning after incumbent President Donald Trump was defeated by his Democratic challenger, President-elect Joe Biden. From left are the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SR NEWS spoke with four Americans ahead of the 2020 US election, and we got in touch with them again to find out their reaction to the projected result and fallout.

Current President Donald Trump has been vocal about his feelings towards the result, and has since questioned the legitimacy of the election.

Lawsuits, courts and potentially the Supreme Court may be involved, but for now, it seems that Joe Biden will lead American for the next four years.

Frank Arsics, a former Republican party member, voted for Joe Biden. He told SR News that he was surprised that Biden didn’t win more comfortably.

He said: “I did not think the election would be this close. I thought it was frankly going to be a Blue Wave. In large part because many of the regions that have been hit hardest by Covid-19 were former Trump counties.

“This election was not about politics – it was about leadership, integrity, truth, and science – none of which we presently have in the White House.

“This election really goes to show you where people’s priorities are. And it’s not good. As far as Trump contesting it, he has sowed the seeds of doubt among his supporters that the election is being stolen from him. It’s amazing because even the people that I know that are highly educated have fallen for this unsubstantiated lie.

“There’s absolutely zero verifiable data to suggest the election is being rigged and frankly, if it were, wouldn’t the Democrats have done a better job? I mean come on, it’s not like they took control of the House/Senate.”

Matt Brooks from Georgia voted for Donald Trump, however he has accepted that Biden was the victory despite the President’s allegations of fraud.

He said: “Most of these fraud reports are secondary or tertiary at best.

“Overall, I’d like to see states tighten up their processes, especially with mail in ballots, so that we’re not dragging the election out for days on end. In the end, the winner is the winner, and we go forward as a country.”


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