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ENGLISH PROJECT
US ELECTIONS 2020
SUBMITTED TO:
SIR WAJID HUSSAIN
SUBMITTED BY:
ALSHAIMA KHALID
1917102
BSSS 3A
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ABSTRACT
United States of America has always been the centre of attention to the whole world because
of it being the most developed country in the world. The US president has always influenced
the other nations because of their supremacy and prestige. US gains interest of other nations
because it is a superpower and the policies and actions of US president trigger global
consequences. Over the last five years US have haggard the world because of its previously
elected President Donald Trump. His policies have caused disarray to the world order and also
for the first time in the US history it has caused spiky divisions within the US politics as well.
One of the most decisive questions which concerned the entire world was who will win the
2020 US presidential race? Will Trump once again take over the US political grounds or will
Biden be astonishing enough to defeat Trump. The answer to these questions is not
straightforward as it is shown through media platforms or in the polls. There have been many
controversies concerning the US elections and most importantly different media channels show
different tolls on the elections results and election campaigns. The article below shows the
divergent views and results shown by the media channels. It also discusses some of the
historical factors which predicted the results of the 2020 elections as well as the outcomes of
these elections that some of the news channels hinder in publishing.
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As the elections of 2016 were tentative so it was not possible to predict or evaluate the winner
of the 2020 elections. Every media channel propagated differently about the elections
campaigns as well as the precarious debates that takes place between the both political parties
or the candidate. Trump has been an appalling leader for some, while a very wise one for the
others. Some of the media channels portrayed his audaciousness showing how inadequately he
managed the state during the pandemic and stood against other states too. Media crooked
against him too because he showed infidelity to the media as well. Another reason of why
Trump lost his support is his denunciation against different races which caused much uproar in
the country. All these factors fetched the circumstances for Trump during the 2020 elections
and exceedingly favored his opponent Joe Biden. There were uncounted transmissions on US
Elections 2020 over the news channels, but they did not have conformity in their results. The
media viciously picked various accusations against Trump due to his arrogance. Throughout the
presidency of Trump it was always Trump versus Biden but the election coverage and reporting
portrayed on the media channels was very similar to the 2016 coverage. The mainstream media
in the recent elections was still over possessed by the polls and the same election predictors
that they did in the previous ones.
Let’s try to configure the ongoing political scenarios, existing polls and the predictions
concerning the circumstances of the US elections with regard to various media outlets. In the
current system the winning candidate has to take over the 270 electoral votes. During the
elections most of the polls and predictions specify that Biden would most likely to achieve a
steady win over Trump. During the elections many polls predicted 269 to 319 electoral votes for
Biden and on the other hand projected 119 to 248 electoral votes for Trump. Moreover,
another media platform, while predicting the polls suggested a smooth win for Biden
considering 335 for him and around 203 in favor of Trump.
CNN’s predictions and polls hailed Biden’s victory. According to the channel’s poll it indicated
that Trump was at 44% while Biden was at 51%. CNN anticipated that Trump won the arena of
Ohio and Florida while Biden took over Minnesota, Hawaii, Colorado, Georgia and all other
imperative states of US. Previously during the campaigns CNN incriminated trump of using the
presidential powers to perk up his chances of becoming the President again. The channel and
its newspapers backfired this act as anti democratic. Furthermore, the channel depicted that if
Joe Biden wins the elections, United States of America would in all probability assume the
conventional leadership role with a monition. The channel quoted one of the commitment he
made during the speech, which was “it’s an idea that goes back to our founding principle that
all men are created equal, its and idea that is stronger than any army, bigger than ocean,
more powerful. These remarks of Biden were praised by CNN as more progressive and a
cooperative approach. After the results were announced CNN projected that Pennsylvania’s 20
electoral votes consider Joe Biden above the 270 needed to gain control as the 46
th
president of
US. Donald Trump is the first president to lose a reelection proffer after George H.W. Bush in
1992. The channel published an evidence regarding Trump stating that:
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President Donald Trump caught on tape trying to steal the election exposes the depth of his
corruption and makes his Republican Capitol Hill allies complicit in his bid to thwart the will of
voters.
BBC used the data which was supplied through Reuters, from the polling firm Edison Research
which is responsible for carrying out the field work for the exit polls as well as it works in
assistance with US television networks in the National Election Pool. Hence, the projections by
BBC were that Joe Biden is going to take over Wisconsin. BBC declared Joe Biden as the clear
winner of the 2020 Elections during polling. As Trump rejected the results, so the channel
raised a query about the consequences that would occur in result to his recounting request.
BBC stood neutral after the results mentioning that they would report the new results of
recounting as well as change their projection in case of any differences in the new results and
then officially declare the President. Subsequently, BBC criticized other news channels and sites
for projecting a win in Arizona for Biden, where they announced extra 11 electoral college votes
for him, whereas BBC itself with assistance to CBS considered it as too early to project the
results. They too considered Biden as the president and supported his campaigns but they did
not break the news and results before authoritatively confirming them.
Aljazeera also showed consistent campaigns and results of the US elections 2020. They accused
Trump for not taking any questions from media or the reporters while he was in the White
House briefing room. He did not consider anything asked from media right after Biden was
declared as the President. The channel explains that Trump is dead set against accepting his
defeat and accepting Biden’s presidency. On the other hand Aljazeera supports trump for his
statement about GSA saying that the GSA does not determine who the next President of US will
be. In fact he considered it to be terrific. The channel supports Trump by publishing the concern
that despite the reasoning initiated by Trump there has been no action taken by the GSA, be it
regarding recounting, his challenging vote counts and ballots, individual states’ elections
certifications etc.
The three news channels mentioned above and their role during the US elections 2020 clearly
indicate their support to Biden. CNN immensely supported Biden throughout his electoral
campaigns as well as in projections, polls etc. Whereas highlighting the negative circumstances
that were caused in the reign of Trump, this affected the country as well as most of the nations
around the globe. Moreover, BBC being the most prominent news channel also showed alliance
to Biden during his campaigns but did not declare the results unless they were considered as
authentic. The channel reported and compared the previous year results and indicated that
declaring someone as a president is not a wise act before the official results are confirmed.
According to their reports they claimed that relying on polling is not prudent because it is a fact
that in 38 US states the voters tend does not show any revolutionary factor since the last two
decades, they either remain completely blue or red. Lastly, Aljazeera also showed the
pessimistic side of Trump and proved him being against the media as he did not respond to the
queries questioned by the reporters. Every news channel differed in their results and
projections, but most of them supported and projected a absolute win for Biden since the
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electoral campaigns began. They showed how vicious Trump is in rejecting the results and
continued his felony.
Prediction of the US presidential elections was nothing more than a guessing game for the
whole world. Both the candidates possessed their own weaknesses and strengths. The US
elections are always startling but considering Trump as a weak candidate was truly an appalling
decision during the recent elections. Many media channels made this blunder in the 2016
elections too. Most of the news channels propagated and showed the sickening side of Trump,
and how he had been striking the country as well as the whole world through his abrupt
policies. While some news channels showed neutral yet wise support towards the both
possibilities as they considered the 2016 elections with 2020 elections. According to them it
was blunder that the mainstream media was making by declaring Biden as the President before
any official result was confirmed. In 2016 Hillary earned absolute popularity but still Trump was
declared as the president. Trump was always the media and insulted the media teams as well as
the reporters on various platforms due to which many media channels propagated against him
during the elections causing a disparage in his support. The media does not support racism but
Trump was a racist so this lugubrious act by Trump gave the media another way to proliferate
against him. The electoral results despite Trumps awful policies were outrageous because he
was least appreciated for his reforms and beliefs. Most of the voters of Trump were so loyal
that even though he uttered bad statements regarding Mexicans calling them rapists, their
women as horse-faced, fat pigs etc. they did not bother about this and still showed complete
alliance to him. Apparently media did not learn a lesson from the 2016 elections and neglected
the silent voters of Trump by simply relying on the polls. This cannot be ignored that despite
rigorous criticism Trump gained more votes than the media channels projected. Many media
platforms discriminated him for worsening and ignoring the COVID-19 the pandemic situation
of the country.
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References
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/04/politics/donald-trump-georgia-election-joe-biden-
congress/index.html
https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/results/president
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2254871/the-importance-of-us-elections
https://www.aljazeera.com/us-elections-2020
https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/election-results-and-news-11-03-
20/h_a204ff1d1e310cb3024f562a120a0156
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/abs/its-the-
pandemic-stupid-a-simplified-model-for-forecasting-the-2020-presidential-
election/47BBC0D5A2B7913DBB37FDA0542FD7E8
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/abs/its-the-
pandemic-stupid-a-simplified-model-for-forecasting-the-2020-presidential-
election/47BBC0D5A2B7913DBB37FDA0542FD7E8
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-
politics/article/abs/statelevel-forecasts-for-the-2020-us-presidential-election-tough-victory-
ahead-for-biden/2FCE039E32323C81A99C3A30CEFCE6B6
https://www.bbc.com/news/election/us2020

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ENGLISH PROJECT US ELECTIONS 2020 SUBMITTED TO: SIR WAJID HUSSAIN SUBMITTED BY: ALSHAIMA KHALID 1917102 BSSS 3A ABSTRACT United States of America has always been the centre of attention to the whole world because of it being the most developed country in the world. The US president has always influenced the other nations because of their supremacy and prestige. US gains interest of other nations because it is a superpower and the policies and actions of US president trigger global consequences. Over the last five years US have haggard the world because of its previously elected President Donald Trump. His policies have caused disarray to the world order and also for the first time in the US history it has caused spiky divisions within the US politics as well. One of the most decisive questions which concerned the entire world was who will win the 2020 US presidential race? Will Trump once again take over the US political grounds or will Biden be astonishing enough to defeat Trump. The answer to these questions is not straightforward as it is shown through media platforms or in the polls. There have been many controversies concerning the US elections and most importantly different media channels show different tolls on the elections results and election campaigns. The article below shows the divergent views and results shown by the media channels. It also discusses some of the historical factors which predicted the results of the 2020 elections as well as the outcomes of these elections that some of the news channels hinder in publishing. As the elections of 2016 were tentative so it was not possible to predict or evaluate the winner of the 2020 elections. Every media channel propagated differently about the elections campaigns as well as the precarious debates that takes place between the both political parties or the candidate. Trump has been an appalling leader for some, while a very wise one for the others. Some of the media channels portrayed his audaciousness showing how inadequately he managed the state during the pandemic and stood against other states too. Media crooked against him too because he showed infidelity to the media as well. Another reason of why Trump lost his support is his denunciation against different races which caused much uproar in the country. All these factors fetched the circumstances for Trump during the 2020 elections and exceedingly favored his opponent Joe Biden. There were uncounted transmissions on US Elections 2020 over the news channels, but they did not have conformity in their results. The media viciously picked various accusations against Trump due to his arrogance. Throughout the presidency of Trump it was always Trump versus Biden but the election coverage and reporting portrayed on the media channels was very similar to the 2016 coverage. The mainstream media in the recent elections was still over possessed by the polls and the same election predictors that they did in the previous ones. Let’s try to configure the ongoing political scenarios, existing polls and the predictions concerning the circumstances of the US elections with regard to various media outlets. In the current system the winning candidate has to take over the 270 electoral votes. During the elections most of the polls and predictions specify that Biden would most likely to achieve a steady win over Trump. During the elections many polls predicted 269 to 319 electoral votes for Biden and on the other hand projected 119 to 248 electoral votes for Trump. Moreover, another media platform, while predicting the polls suggested a smooth win for Biden considering 335 for him and around 203 in favor of Trump. CNN’s predictions and polls hailed Biden’s victory. According to the channel’s poll it indicated that Trump was at 44% while Biden was at 51%. CNN anticipated that Trump won the arena of Ohio and Florida while Biden took over Minnesota, Hawaii, Colorado, Georgia and all other imperative states of US. Previously during the campaigns CNN incriminated trump of using the presidential powers to perk up his chances of becoming the President again. The channel and its newspapers backfired this act as anti democratic. Furthermore, the channel depicted that if Joe Biden wins the elections, United States of America would in all probability assume the conventional leadership role with a monition. The channel quoted one of the commitment he made during the speech, which was “it’s an idea that goes back to our founding principle that all men are created equal, its and idea that is stronger than any army, bigger than ocean, more powerful”. These remarks of Biden were praised by CNN as more progressive and a cooperative approach. After the results were announced CNN projected that Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes consider Joe Biden above the 270 needed to gain control as the 46 th president of US. Donald Trump is the first president to lose a reelection proffer after George H.W. Bush in 1992. The channel published an evidence regarding Trump stating that: “President Donald Trump caught on tape trying to steal the election exposes the depth of his corruption and makes his Republican Capitol Hill allies complicit in his bid to thwart the will of voters.” BBC used the data which was supplied through Reuters, from the polling firm Edison Research which is responsible for carrying out the field work for the exit polls as well as it works in assistance with US television networks in the National Election Pool. Hence, the projections by BBC were that Joe Biden is going to take over Wisconsin. BBC declared Joe Biden as the clear winner of the 2020 Elections during polling. As Trump rejected the results, so the channel raised a query about the consequences that would occur in result to his recounting request. BBC stood neutral after the results mentioning that they would report the new results of recounting as well as change their projection in case of any differences in the new results and then officially declare the President. Subsequently, BBC criticized other news channels and sites for projecting a win in Arizona for Biden, where they announced extra 11 electoral college votes for him, whereas BBC itself with assistance to CBS considered it as too early to project the results. They too considered Biden as the president and supported his campaigns but they did not break the news and results before authoritatively confirming them. Aljazeera also showed consistent campaigns and results of the US elections 2020. They accused Trump for not taking any questions from media or the reporters while he was in the White House briefing room. He did not consider anything asked from media right after Biden was declared as the President. The channel explains that Trump is dead set against accepting his defeat and accepting Biden’s presidency. On the other hand Aljazeera supports trump for his statement about GSA saying that the GSA does not determine who the next President of US will be. In fact he considered it to be terrific. The channel supports Trump by publishing the concern that despite the reasoning initiated by Trump there has been no action taken by the GSA, be it regarding recounting, his challenging vote counts and ballots, individual states’ elections certifications etc. The three news channels mentioned above and their role during the US elections 2020 clearly indicate their support to Biden. CNN immensely supported Biden throughout his electoral campaigns as well as in projections, polls etc. Whereas highlighting the negative circumstances that were caused in the reign of Trump, this affected the country as well as most of the nations around the globe. Moreover, BBC being the most prominent news channel also showed alliance to Biden during his campaigns but did not declare the results unless they were considered as authentic. The channel reported and compared the previous year results and indicated that declaring someone as a president is not a wise act before the official results are confirmed. According to their reports they claimed that relying on polling is not prudent because it is a fact that in 38 US states the voters tend does not show any revolutionary factor since the last two decades, they either remain completely blue or red. Lastly, Aljazeera also showed the pessimistic side of Trump and proved him being against the media as he did not respond to the queries questioned by the reporters. Every news channel differed in their results and projections, but most of them supported and projected a absolute win for Biden since the electoral campaigns began. They showed how vicious Trump is in rejecting the results and continued his felony. Prediction of the US presidential elections was nothing more than a guessing game for the whole world. Both the candidates possessed their own weaknesses and strengths. The US elections are always startling but considering Trump as a weak candidate was truly an appalling decision during the recent elections. Many media channels made this blunder in the 2016 elections too. Most of the news channels propagated and showed the sickening side of Trump, and how he had been striking the country as well as the whole world through his abrupt policies. While some news channels showed neutral yet wise support towards the both possibilities as they considered the 2016 elections with 2020 elections. According to them it was blunder that the mainstream media was making by declaring Biden as the President before any official result was confirmed. In 2016 Hillary earned absolute popularity but still Trump was declared as the president. Trump was always the media and insulted the media teams as well as the reporters on various platforms due to which many media channels propagated against him during the elections causing a disparage in his support. The media does not support racism but Trump was a racist so this lugubrious act by Trump gave the media another way to proliferate against him. The electoral results despite Trumps awful policies were outrageous because he was least appreciated for his reforms and beliefs. Most of the voters of Trump were so loyal that even though he uttered bad statements regarding Mexicans calling them rapists, their women as horse-faced, fat pigs etc. they did not bother about this and still showed complete alliance to him. Apparently media did not learn a lesson from the 2016 elections and neglected the silent voters of Trump by simply relying on the polls. This cannot be ignored that despite rigorous criticism Trump gained more votes than the media channels projected. Many media platforms discriminated him for worsening and ignoring the COVID-19 the pandemic situation of the country. References https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/04/politics/donald-trump-georgia-election-joe-bidencongress/index.html https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/results/president https://tribune.com.pk/story/2254871/the-importance-of-us-elections https://www.aljazeera.com/us-elections-2020 https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/election-results-and-news-11-0320/h_a204ff1d1e310cb3024f562a120a0156 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/abs/its-thepandemic-stupid-a-simplified-model-for-forecasting-the-2020-presidentialelection/47BBC0D5A2B7913DBB37FDA0542FD7E8 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/abs/its-thepandemic-stupid-a-simplified-model-for-forecasting-the-2020-presidentialelection/47BBC0D5A2B7913DBB37FDA0542FD7E8 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-andpolitics/article/abs/statelevel-forecasts-for-the-2020-us-presidential-election-tough-victoryahead-for-biden/2FCE039E32323C81A99C3A30CEFCE6B6 https://www.bbc.com/news/election/us2020 Name: Description: ...
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