After an election full of controversy the 2020 Presidential Election is finally over. On Saturday, November 7th, former Vice President Joe Biden became the United States’ 46th president.
Freshman Amber Hayden explained how she feels about the outcome of the election and what she hopes for the future of the election.
“I am pleased with the outcome of the election. I believe that Joe Biden will be a great a great, peace-brining, and smart president. So naturally, when I heard that Biden was the president elect for this term, my reaction was something of joy, celebration and relief. My greatest hope as the U.S moves on from this election is that we the people can come together as one and be united rather than fighting, rioting, and tearing each other down because of the results that we have been given. I find that my beliefs are not super common in Greenwood, so I ran into a few arguments with people. Some of these people include my grandpa on my mother’s side, a few friends from schools, and some middle schoolers believe it or not,” she said.
Sophomore Jordan Bonser explains why he is worried for the future of our country and why he is hopeful for the future of the Republican Party.
“I am worried about the future of our country under Biden. My greatest fear is his mental aspect and his ability to easily be persuaded. I am afraid also of a possible socialist country depending on his cabinet and his policies. The United States has been a refuge for those suffering from Cuba and now they have to fear the same thing they left. I hope that this is the most conservative generation at our age ever. The election also gives me hope because more minorities voted for Trump than any other candidate in 60 years. I am hopeful that left will continue to push away these voters to become more conservative because of their policies and parties political beliefs and agendas,” he said.
Junior Emma Elliot tells us why she is pleased with the outcome of the election.
“I am so relived and happy with the outcome. The last four years have been filled with either hatred, lies, and disregard for the country and the people I it. When Biden won, it was a relief to finally see to the trump administration and have a president with experience like Biden who knows how to run a government,” she said.
Senior Mariana Orozco explained why she is kind of questioning the outcome and what she hopes the US with focus on in the future.
“It kind of felt bittersweet. Yes, I am glad that Biden won over Trump, but then I am also thinking: is he any better than Trump? I am just hoping he can change this country into a better place. One thing I think is very important, as the US moves on, is racial inequality. This year has been a mess and with the evil acts of racism it has been horrible. I am just glad so many more people are talking about it,” she said.
Sophomore Blake Reynolds gave insight on how he thought the election should have turned out.
“I went to bed happy Tuesday night because it appeared Trump was up and then I woke up and say all these states that had flipped over. I thought there had been some sort of fraud or something like that. Then the election was called and Biden; I think it is fake and that there is still time in the election for Trump to come back on top. My ultimate hope is for Trump to be declared winner, but if Biden does end up winning I am hoping that he is able to proper lead the nation and doesn’t break it down,” he said.
Freshman Lesley Rodriguez explained why she thinks Biden was the better candidate.
“I was relieved when I saw the winner of the election. Biden many not be much better than Trump, but he is more empathetic than Trump, which is something the U.S needs right now. I hope the U.S and its government will listen to the American people and focus more on human rights issues for the up and coming years,” she said.
Sophomore Ella Dean explained how her and her family celebrated the outcome of the election.
“My dad and I were running errands when we saw the Biden won. To celebrate, we played loud music and sang on the way home! My greatest hope as we move from this election is that everyone is viewed as equal,” she said.