On Saturday, Americans finally got to know the name of the 46th President. After, days of counting record numbers of voting ballots and a host of diverse candidates. Yet, this 2020 election was the election of all records and first-evers. Perhaps, the most consequential of our generation.
10 first-evers of the 2020 election
- The President elect would be 78 years old in some few weeks.
Indeed, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., the 46th president-elect of the United States of America would be the oldest president in American history.
2. The first female and the first person of color Vice President of The United States of America
Kamala Harris would be the first woman and the daughter to two immigrants to ever occupy the position of Vice President. Actually, her election gives hope to millions of young girls throughout the country.
3. Historic Turnout
The ticket Biden-Harris is the first ticket to receive more than 75 million votes. Certainly, the highest number of votes received by any president in modern history. In total, more than 150 million Americans voted during the 2020 election. Consequently, it is the highest voter turnout overall in more than 100 years.
4. The youngest person ever elected to congress
Republican Madison Cawthorn, will be the youngest member in Congress history. In addition, he will be representing the North Carolina 11th District. Finally, he is 25 years and partially paralyzed due to a car accident in 2014.
5. QAnon first elected Congress member
Surprisingly, Republican Marjorie Taylor Green would be representing Georgia 14th District. In fact, she is set to become the first Ever QAnon member to be elected to The United States Congress.
6. Oregon State to decriminalize small quantities of illegal drugs.
Oregon became the first state in the country to decriminalize possession of small quantities of drugs. These include heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Instead, violators will be fined or send into a voluntary health assessment.
7. The first openly Black gay men elected to congress
Indeed, Mondaire Jones is from the 17th Congressional District. While Ritchie Torres is from the 15th Congressional District. But, the newly elect-official are from New York and are set to be the first Black gay Congress member.
8. Cori Bush first Black Missouris congresswoman
Historically, Missouri State just elected the first Black woman to The United States Congress. Surely, Bush, a Democrat will take her activism grassroots to Congress.
9. Wyoming State first female senator
Cynthia Lummis, a Republican became Wyoming’s first female senator. Actually, Lummis is an attorney and former member of the house.
10. Dr. Jill Biden plans to keep her day job
Jill Biden, 69 years holds a Doctorate degree in Education. Truly, Joe Biden’s president-elect wife plans to keep her full-time day job as an. Definitely, this will be the first time ever that a first lady is keeping her full-time job. Nevertheless, it is in line with her behavior even as the second lady under the Obama presidency, she kept her job.