In cities across the country, there were people dancing in the streets on Saturday with news that Joe Biden was set to become the nation’s next commander-in-chief, invisible joint President Donald Trump in one election campaign.
In Washington DC, resident Damien Budnick told MarketWatch “it’s almost like a backdoor party on Road 16,” with whistles and cheers ringing in the background. It was the scene the 27-year-old was hoping for, after voting for Biden. Budnick said that he was ready for “different ways of rhetoric and a way to bring us all together”.
In Wilmington, NC, Susan Silver doesn’t dance, but she is very easy to breathe. She felt relieved that the results of the vote count finally culminated in one call, but, “in a broader sense, it was the end of an era of nightmares in our society under Donald Trump, ”Silver told MarketWatch.
In a statement released on Saturday, Biden said, “When the campaign is over, it̵7;s time to take the anger and harsh words behind us and bring together like a nation. It is time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together ”.
Silver, at the age of 60, voted for Biden in his first public office run, his 1972 Senate run when she lived in Delaware. She then voted for him because he “represents a fresh face and a new perspective on the world.” Decades later, “I think he represents a mature image as opposed to Trump.”
‘I think he represents an image of maturity as opposed to Trump.’
Biden is expected to deliver a victory speech on Saturday night, and that will be one before a heavily rifted country.
More than 90% of Democrats, Republicans and Independence Party members also consider the right to clean air and water, quality education and the protection of personal data as “vital essential rights to becoming Americans today. ”, According to the survey. More than 80% of these three groups feel the same about affordable health care, and the majority say the same about having a job (91%, 77% and 85%), according to one survey. The survey was conducted in July for the Harvard Kennedy School. Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
There is glee and relief – but also devastation from some of Trump’s supporters, who have serious doubts about the president’s election.
That was how the Constanza Mancilla de Areizaga felt right now. If Trump’s legal challenges fail and Biden becomes president, Las Vegas 57-year-old resident Nev says she and her husband are seriously thinking about moving to Spain and living on savings .
Mancilla de Areizaga, a businesswoman and Trump supporter who has formed a grassroots organization to persuade Latino voters to support the president, said: “This will no longer be the country I call the hometown. incense.
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Trump said on Saturday that Biden’s round of victory was too early as he was about to sue on valid votes that could determine the winner, not the news outlets. Political analysts say his accusations have sparked a specter of election fraud in the minds of his supporters, but have yet to prove the allegations.
At least 74.5 million people voted for Biden, while 70.3 million voted for Trump, as of the latest number on Saturday afternoon.
‘This will no longer be the country I call home.’
Mancilla de Areizaga, a small business owner in Las Vegas, Nevada does not believe that the election took place above. “It was like an earthquake. You are always asked to prepare for an earthquake, but you don’t really think it could happen, because it hasn’t happened before. With this really happening and coming to fruition, it’s cruel. ”
Mancilla de Areizaga says she is not alone. During her time with MarketWatch, she missed many calls on her cell phone from presidential supporters who wanted to praise her.
There were scattered rallies from a number of Trump supporters on Saturday who were wary of the results. “It’s not over yet,” said a song during a rally in Georgia, according to the Associated Press.
Mancilla de Areizaga, co-owner and vice president of Everything Entertainment, a full-service event production company that handles conferences and trade shows, says her life under Trump has been very good. She said business grew rapidly and taxes decreased.
Trump’s strategy for small businesses focuses on the Wage Protection Program, the Platinum Plan for Black America, and tax cuts designed to help companies increase income and hire more workers. .
Meanwhile, Biden said he plans to reform the Wage Protection Program and become more transparent. His campaign said: “The Trump administration should devote entirely half of its new PPP funds to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, so larger and more complex businesses won’t win. Winning the race who comes first is served first. “
Currently, business has been exhausted due to the pandemic, but Mancilla de Areizaga plans to return to business and send healthy meals to the elderly. She worries that under Biden’s administration, taxes will go up on business customers who will have smaller discretionary budgets for events such as those she produces.
“I don’t feel that I will be safe,” she said. “I don’t feel like I will have a chance to grow my business.”