Americans are heading to the polls to choose who will lead the country out of a pandemic – President Donald Trump or former vice president Joe Biden.
Polls will open and close across the US at different times Tuesday, anywhere after 6 am and before 9 pm local time. Over 95 million people have already cast their votes in person or by mail-in ballots.
The eve of Election Day 2020 was packed with rallies; US President Donald Trump visited four battlegrounds states Monday — North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden spent his day in Pennsylvania supported by former president Barack Obama, who made stops in Florida and Ohio.
In their closing remarks, both candidates highlighted their staunchly opposing views on the voting processes and other issues. Trump highlighted his accomplishments over the last four years, including the economic development and the recent Supreme Court justice installation. He criticized the way the media had handled his campaign throughout the election season. Biden, on the other hand, focused on the coronavirus pandemic, saying “the first step to beating the virus is beating Donald Trump.”
The winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.