US Election 2020: Trump will lose ‘both Senate and White House’

Usually a day before the US election, it can be predicted who is going to win. But the current President Donald Trump won the 2016 election despite the survey results saying otherwise.

That’s why, although Biden is leading according to the results of surveys published following national conventions of both the parties, many think what happened in 2016 might repeat itself and Trump might win the actual election.

However, most of us will agree that 2016 and 2020 are not the same. This year’s election’s biggest obstacle is the coronavirus pandemic. It seems it will play the pivotal role in the upcoming election on November 3. In this context, the two political parties chose opposite strategies for their campaigns.

Trump tried to deny the potential of the pandemic by burying his head in the sand like an ostrich and Biden gave emphasis to scientists’ expert opinions.

Due to the pandemic, the election offices of counties, cities and states decided to hold early voting by appearing physically or mailing in their votes by post. This decision caused stir around the country.

Till Sunday afternoon, the total number of votes cast was nine crore 16 lakh two thousand five hundred and two. Among these, five crore ninety seven lakh one thousand and 68 votes were cast by post and the rest of the voters appeared at the centres physically.

This is 67 percent of the total votes cast in 2016. More votes are being cast till the evening of Sunday, the last day for casting votes in advance. 

In the four states known as the battle grounds, Democrat Joe Biden was leading on November 1 by three to 11 points, according to surveys done by New York Times and Sienna College.

Biden was leading by 11 points In Wisconsin, six points in both Arizona and Pennsylvania, and three points in Florida.

According to the latest survey by NBC News, Trump is being supported by 45 percent of the people while Biden has the support of 51 percent.

This year, election will take place in all the 435 seats of the house. In 2018 Congress election, Democratic party won majority by winning in 235 seats.

Nine Democrats and 26 Republicans of the Congress won’t be taking part in the upcoming election. Experts think, most of the seats will have party precedence. But three Congress members of the Democratic Party and five Republicans have already lost seats for the re-election. Considering all aspects, it seems the Democratic Party will retain control on House.

President Trump himself has expressed concern that Republicans might lose control over the senate. The Republicans likely to lose seats in the upcoming election are Susan Collins of Maine state, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Martha McSally of Arizona and Colorado’s Cory Gardner.

Washington Post has predicted that Trump will lose both sides, meaning, he will lose both White House and Senate. But we will have to wait another day to see if the prediction comes true.


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