2020 Elections Analysis: The Winners and The Losers

From left to right: Chris Krebbs, Brad Raffensberger, Ben Sasse, Karl Rove, Lee Chatfield, Fred Upton, Mike Shirkey, Mitt Romney, Gabriel Sterling, George W Bush, Bill Barr, Dan Ducey, Brian Kemp, Lisa Murkowski, Brian Hagedorn, Adam Kinzinger (Photo Credit: Tom de Boor et al)

Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.

Those were the words of president-elect Donald Trump in his acceptance speech on November 9 after it was apparent that he would be the winner in the 2016 election. Four years later, when it was apparent that he would be the loser of the 2020 election, Trump was singing an entirely different tune.

Rather than encouraging the citizens “to come together as one united people,” the divider in chief contested the results, asked his supporters and Republicans to pledge allegiance to him rather than to the United States of America, and embarked on a campaign to tear the nation apart.

By so doing, Trump revealed that not only was he the electoral loser. He demonstrated that he is also a personal loser of grandiose scope and propensity.

In contrast, Joe Biden, the winner, accepted victory with humility. He has focused on charting the path forward for the country and its citizens.

In the 2020 presidential election, Trump was the loser and Biden was the winner. There were numerous other winners and losers in this election cycle.

The ones that come top of mind for us are listed below in no particular order.

Let’s take a quick look at each of these, beginning with the Losers.

The Losers

The Winners

The people have spoken. The verdict is in.

On December 14, the electoral college electors will cast their votes. On January 6, Congress will officially count the vote. And, on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America

After that, on January 21, this nation will begin a new journey. In starting that journey, we should remember the words of Donald Trump that opened this blog:

Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.

That was sage advice in 2016. By following it in 2021, we can reverse the downward trajectory of the past four years and make a united America the winner and a divided America the loser.

Originally published by the Frank Islam Institute for 21st Century Citizenship. For more information on what 21st century citizenship entails, and to see exemplars from around the world, please visit our website.

Frank Islam is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Ed Crego is a management consultant. Both are leaders of the 21st century citizenship movement.

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