2020 Election: everybody has something to say

Melanie Palenica, Reporter

Various opinions on the 2020 Election are circulating at Morton East; but all agree:  this is a crazy election.

The 2020 election is on Tuesday, November 3.  U.S. citizens over the age of 18 are allowed to vote for a new president or reelect the old one.  Currently, Donald Trump is the president of the United States but the people have a chance to change that. The two main presidential candidates are Donald Trump (Republican candidate) and Joe Biden (Democratic candidate), but there are others on the ballot as well:  Howie Hawkins (Green Party candidate) and Jo Jorgensen  (Libertarian Party candidates).  Trump’s and Biden’s vice-presidential candidates are Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, respectively. Originally, presidents serve a 4-year term, but they can be reelected and serve another 4 years. Therefore, this election is very important because it determines the next 4 years for everyone in the United States. They can either be the same as before or it could be completely different. It is possible for people to vote early this year and studies show a lot of citizens did already. In a random poll of Morton East voting students, 5 out of 6 reported that they voted for Joe Biden/Kamala Harris.

“This is an extremely important election. The country is so incredibly divided now,” government teacher Mr. White said.

There is a democratic side which is left and a republican side which is right.

“It truly doesn’t matter who you vote for, the US elections are the least competitive in terms of what’s truly are stake, there is no racist president that is introducing anything radical.” senior Felipe Vazquez said.

There are people who take the election very seriously while others don’t care as much.

“The election is dumb; they both suck but I would vote for Biden,” senior Itzi Espinosa said.

There were two debates this year and the election is on November 3.

“This is an (expletive) show,” Government teacher Mr. White said.

There are outsiders who are just watching to see what happens.

“This is going to be one interesting election,” college student Jessica Herrera said.