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When students voted in the 2020 election, no one knew what to expect: would we have the results by Tuesday evening? Could threats be made to the legitimacy of this election? And what would the results mean for the students in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
After a long election week, on Saturday morning, November 7th, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris were projected to win the 2020 Presidential Election. The 2020 Presidential Election has made history: Senator Harris is the first woman, first black, and first South-Asian person to hold the office of the Vice President; this is the fourth election in the last century where a U.S. president has only served one term.
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The culmination of the week came after a rollercoaster of emotions for students across the University. In this episode of the Daily Weekly, listen in as we highlight student experiences from election day up to when they received election results and hear from Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Professor Edie Goldenberg on what the results mean for the future of our nation.
This episode was produced by Audio Engineer Gibson Gillett-Behrens, Executive Producer Sonya Vogel, Senior Podcast Editors Gerald Sill, Doug McClure, and Rachel Fagan, Content Producers Sofia Terenzio and Isaac Mintz, and Audio Producer Alec Bertoy. All the amazing music in this episode was made by Gibson Gillett-Behrens. Special thanks to Isaac Mintz for writing this article.