On November 3, Americans made their voices heard in record numbers. More ballots were cast in this election than any other in history. After days of vote-counting, Joseph R. Biden, the Democratic candidate, emerged victorious over President Donald J. Trump, the Republican incumbent.
Biden’s win was announced on November 7, after he topped 270 electoral votes, the number needed to win the election. Both candidates received overwhelming support in the popular vote, with Biden getting more than 77 million votes nationwide and Trump more than 72 million.
Trump won the Sunshine State, but its 29 electoral votes were not enough to put him over the top. “Biden never gave up, and I know that he’s going to do things for the better,” said Amaris Ortiz-Gomez of Coral Springs. This was the first election in which the 19-year-old was eligible to vote.
Carrie Freedman of Parkland also favored the President-elect. “Biden has a proven history of making sound choices,” she said. “He works well with others and is someone we can be proud of.”