2020 Election Reactions from Radford Students

2 min read The United States and the world witnessed history as President-Elect Joe Biden was predicted to become the U.S.’s 46th president.

2020 Election Results

Photo Credit: (The Associated Press)President-Elect Joe Biden was predicted to become the 46th president of the U.S.

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By Dustin Staples | dstaples1@radford.edu

The United States and the world witnessed history earlier this month as President-Elect Joe Biden was predicted to become the 46th president of the U.S.

President-Elect Joe Biden needed 270 Electoral College votes to be victorious for this election. According to the Associated Press, they projected he has 290 Electoral College.

Students at Radford had different viewpoints of the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden and the loss of the current President, Donald Trump.

Students at Radford had different viewpoints of the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden and the loss of the current President, Donald Trump.

Junior Makailah Carroll, an Early Childhood major and Roanoke, Va. native, voted in person for Donald Trump. She said she was at work when her boyfriend texted her the news, and she was not surprised by the results.

“I was not surprised nor upset because keeping up with politics has been mentally exhausting for me,” Carroll said. “I was ready to accept the results and start taking it one day at a time, instead of stressing about the future of our country.”

Carroll also had opinions on who would be the better candidate. She said, “It matters to others because we need a President who will stand his ground and isn’t as concerned about maintaining peaceful relations as they are about making critical calls to protect our country and its people.”

Carroll believes that the country will experience more civil unrest as the presidential office transfers power.

As for the opposing side, Sofia Grochowski, a junior Photography major from Roanoke, Va., voted early for Joe Biden. She was pleased to see her candidate of choice win the election.

Grochowski said, “I was happy. It does not feel real … like there should be a catch. It was a hard competition.”

Grochowski said the opposite of Carroll regarding who would be the best candidate.

Grochowski said the opposite of Carroll regarding who would be the best candidate.

“I believe Biden winning matters to others because it will make those around them happy and more successful in their lives. Kindness matters in this world, and unfortunately, under Trump, it had turned into every-man-for-himself,” Grochowski said.