New Upcoming President

Will Biden be able to fulfill all the promises he made?

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WILMINGTON, DE – SEPTEMBER 24: Democratic candidate for president, former Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks about the DNI Whistleblower Report as well as President Trumps ongoing abuse of power at the Hotel DuPont on September 24, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Tia Munoz, Editor

Starting Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden will officially become the new President of the United States. On this day Trump will no longer have legal armor for protection and not having legal protection leaves Trump with handling his own problems.

“He will also lose the help of the Justice Department in making arguments,” NBC News said. Pennsylvania put Biden 20 electoral votes above 270, the number needed to win. After all the votes were collected, Biden won overall by only 4.5% according to CNN. As a result of the loss Trump faced, he proceeded to file at least 56 lawsuits for fraud cases across the country. The reasoning for checking all ballots was to make sure they are all legal. 

“The American people are entitled to an honest election. Trump and his team were facing outcomes that were not in his favor,” NBC News said.

The overall results were released to the public following up with the lawsuits that Trump filed.

“At least 50 lawsuits have been denied, dismissed, or withdrawn,” NBC News said.

The transition of presidents can be a difficult process and is not always smooth. This transition will be different from the others due to COVID-19. 

“…the president said on Twitter on Monday night that he accepted the decision by Emily W. Murphy, the administrator of the General Services Administration, to allow a transition to proceed,” NY Times said.

The amount of time it can take for a president to get where he wants to be in the oval office and have everything figured out can take months. 

“It took Barack Obama one month to fill half of the 60 priority positions that require Senate confirmation but it took another year to fill the other half,” The Guardian said.

Many people are nervous about how our country will hand over power. Delayed transitions are occurring due to Trump filing lawsuits which could delay the overall process of moving forward. Roadblocks and lack of money are something Biden recognizes as an issue.

Normally, every former president would initiate/say to the new president words of wisdom or wish them the best of luck. 

“Initial protocols involving the handoff to Mr. Biden in the best interest of our country,” Trump said.

Typically when moving forward, it is about the former president and team helping the new president on what they will be going up against. 

Biden has made many promises regarding what he will do on his first day as president or within the first 100 days. His main goal when he first enters the oval office is to manage COVID-19. He plans on doing this by making masks mandatory throughout the United States. 

“He also promised to make all COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccines, free for all Americans,” Reuters said. 

Biden also created a partnership called “Pandemic Testing Board” and the partnership will provide COVID-19 testing kits to which Americans can have access. Sometime within Biden’s first 100 days, he plans on working with equality rights. In the federal government, he wants to elevate diversity and this is more towards women. 

“(He wants to pass) bill adding vast new anti-discrimination protections based on sexual and gender identity,” Reuters said.

Also on Biden’s first day, he wants to send an immigration bill to the office. The immigration bill will include many things that he wants to be fixed. This bill includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally.

”Another promise is to halt deportations during his first 100 days in office,” Biden said. 

Many children were separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border line which was a big issue.

“(Biden is going to sign an) order creating a task force to reunite more than 500 children who were separated from their families and whose parents have not been located,” Reuters said. 

The United States has witnessed a huge change in history. They will have their first female vice president in 2021. 

Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman elected Vice President,” USA Today said.

Her opinions in the oval office will definitely be heard and will be a part of the decision making with Biden. 

Harris has said she expects to work closely with Biden,” USA Today said.

The two share the same long term goals and their partnership will lead them in the direction they need to go.

“We have the same ideals and values but we have very different life experiences,” Harris said.