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An epic election of many firsts!3 min read

November 9, 2020 3 min read

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An epic election of many firsts!3 min read

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In a historic win for the Democratic Party, Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States of America. This victory came after a week-long wait while votes were counted across different states of the country. Joe Biden will be taking over from the country’s current President, Donald Trump, in January 2021.

Now, this election wasn’t just about the victory for the democrats. It is also an election of many firsts! Let’s see what they are.

Despite the pandemic, more people voted in this election than any other election in the USA (with a whopping 100 million votes being mailed in). Biden, with 74 million votes, now holds the record for the President elected with the highest number of votes ever!

The Democrat victory is marked by another tremendous moment — the appointment of Kamala Harris to the office of Vice-President. Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first person of color to serve this role. 

Major Biden will be the first rescue dog to enter the White House in its long and illustrious history. In 2018, Major, the Biden family’s former foster dog, officially became a part of the family through the Delaware Humane Association.

The United States of America serves as the centre of political and economic power for the whole world! That explains the worldwide attention received by the 46th presidential election. But this attention is now shared with our furry friends as Biden’s move to the White House will mark the return of Presidential pets to the White House!

Come January, Biden will be joined by his two German Shepherds, Champ and Major, at the official residence of the President.  Champ, a German shepherd, came into the lives of the Biden family in 2008, the year  Biden was elected the Vice-President and Major is their most recent addition.

Major (Left) and Champ (Right) with Jill Biden


Champ and Major even have their own twitter account-

Did you notice the puns, here?

Owliver’s Obscure Observations:
(Soon to be ex-President) Trump’s tenure was the only time the White House was devoid of the tradition of presidential pet. In fact, a racoon, pigeon, goat, cow, and several ponies are some of the pets that have roamed around the executive gardens. 


Joe Biden even ran an entire campaign called Dog Lovers for Joe with the slogan “Choose your human wisely.” The website went on to say that it’s time a dog lover was brought back to the White House.

And America did just that!

Think with Owliver:
Find out about other Presidential pets here and tell Owliver which one is your favourite in the comments below!


Sourced from The New York Times.

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