This year’s United State’s election in spite of the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic has broken record to witness the highest vote turnout since 1990, over two decades ago.
Joe Biden, with over 75 million votes and more than 50 percent of popular votes has beaten former president Obama’s record of about 69.5 million votes in the 2008 elections.
Voting amid the virus has shown that US citizens truly believe in the powers of democracy, thereby lending their voices through these votes.
Although Biden accepts accountability for the negative impacts that he has suspected in the past, he aligns himself with pro-worker advocates who will continue to keep him accountable and push him forward.
Coming from a working class family, Americans generally expect him to understand and connect better with them.
Although, Edward Isaac Dovere in his article “Why Biden Won” stated that Donald Trump is Unconventional and speculations are that, there are so many people who are drawn to Donald Trump without proper knowledge of who he truly is.
Below are 5 other most likely reasons Americans voted for Joe Biden;
JOE BIDEN PLANS TO DEFEAT COVID 19, REOPEN SCHOOLS AND RETURN NORMALCY IN THE COUNTRY
Prior to unprecedented victory, the president elect declared that a number of things needed to be tackled in United States and Coronavirus is one of them.
Barely taken up the presidential seat, Biden announced the instatement of his coronavirus taskforce program to tackle the virus in the country.
According to him, ending the outbreak in the United States is the first priority of his administration.
Joe Biden, who believes that returning the country to normalcy should be top national priority, assured citizens to put in the most effective measures to end the aftermath of the virus and resume schools placing the safety of students and educators in mind.
In fact, he gave Americans the itching their ears longed for.
This served as a triggering force for US citizens, resulting to the large turnout of votes giving the former vice president victory on Saturday, 7th November, 2020.
BIDEN’S AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE PLAN, JOBS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN FOR WORKING FAMILIES
All through his campaign, Biden has shown good record of his unending support for the provision of good jobs and employment insurance.
The president elect plans to develop a forward looking “Build back Better Agenda” to create good jobs and address inequalities to make US stronger than before.
He believes in harnessing all of America’s innovation and talents, turning threats into innovations and opportunities to revitalize the energy sector and boost growth economy wide.
His administrations’ intentions are to create new industries that reinvigorate manufacturing and create high quality jobs in towns and cities in the United States, leading the country into becoming the world’s clean energy superpower.
PLANS TO TACKLE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Climate change has over the years threatened U.S national security, posing severe havoc both in towns, cities, homes and schools.
It has produced damaging storms, leading to regional instability, that may require U.S military-supported relief activities which could increase terrorist vulnerability.
It is as a result of this vulnerability that Joe Biden outlined a “Clean Energy Revolution” to address the threat thereby tackling climate emergency.
Biden therefore intends to fully integrate climate change fully into the country’s foreign policy, and national security strategies, as well as approach to trade.
He also plans to make a historic investment in clean energy future and environmental justice, paid for by rolling back the Trump tax incentive that enrich corporations at the expense of American jobs and environment.
BIDEN PLANS TO PROMOTE RACIAL EQUALITY AND STRENGTHEN MULTINATIONAL UNITY
As a distinct pillar of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, racial equity according to the president-elect is of high essence.
The plan is to remove economic barriers, expand access to opportunities for all races in the U.S, and fully enforce laws and policies already on the constitution of the country.
It highlighted the economic crisis, disparities, deaths, hardships and racial injustices, amidst other threats facing Black/Brown Americans, as well as Latino and Asian American people, which according to the plan must end.
They must have reached the souls of Americans, especially the affected communities, coupled with the racial background of his running mate, Kamala D. Harris, who has made history as the first Asian-American and the first African American vice president of the United States.
Furthermore, Biden’s first step at strengthening unity with other countries are his plans to undo Trump’s travel ban blocking visitors from several Muslim majority countries and his plan to reinstate the programme offering a path to U.S citizenship for Dreamers – The young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
BIDEN SUPPORTS UNION AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS
With his prior political offices as Senator and Vice President, Joe Biden has occasionally shown his care for both union and workers’ rights.
Previous records has displayed his professed support for workers’ rights like his uphold in securing the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act, his sponsoring the Violence Against Women Act, and his stand with workers in tough work seasons, organizing contracts and battles in their favor.
As an advocate for the health of workers and their families, Biden according to CWA will invest $750 billion for universal preschool for 3 and 4 year olds and expand childcare through tax credits for families to motivate employers to build on-site childcare centers.
His manifestoes also includes a support for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for all workers, and the fight for equal pay for all workers.
In a nut shell, the president-elect, dug out the most urgent needs facing the American peoples and offered to proffer solutions, earning him his unprecedented victory.