Americans set records in turnout for the 2020 Presidential Election. The Washington Post is reporting the highest voter turnout in a generation, with 62.3% of the voting-eligible population participating in the election. And officials are expecting the number to continue to grow. This is a step in the right direction — to see our fellow Americans playing an active role in democracy. It is important for citizens to be involved in selecting our national, state and community leaders.
After a few days of counting ballots, officials announced Saturday that former Vice President Joe Biden was the winner of the race. Following a very divisive election, Americans must now come together as citizens of one nation — not members of opposing political parties.
President-elect Joe Biden called for Americans to band together in a speech Saturday night.
“We are not enemies. We are Americans,” Biden said.
He then referenced the Bible saying there is a season for everything, including healing.
“This is the time to heal in America,” Biden said.
In previous appearances, Biden has said he will be a president for all Americans, not just the ones who voted for him. While some may be disappointed or upset with the outcome, this election proved that Americans do care about what happens in their government.
Whether you voted for Biden, Donald Trump or any other candidate, it is time to come together and work together to make America better. Let us not throw away four years of potential progress just because one’s candidate won or lost.
Reach out to one another, neighbor to neighbor, to work together to create a better society for us all.