Part 125- Divided or United ( My house vs. Our house)

 Don’t you just loathe it when your parents say that it’s their house in an argument but then say that it’s OUR house when it’s time to clean the house or do something concerning the house? I know I do. Why do they abruptly change their minds when they’ve already said something? Why? Why is that so? 

In my opinion, houses shouldn’t be classified as MY house. Unless you’re speaking to friends or others. Yes, you pay the bills or bought it with your own money or take care of it more than others do. But does that really matter? It may give parents power in an argument but otherwise, I don’t see the point why we say MY house. Aren’t homes supposed to be for ALL of us? No matter what won’t the wooden structure that shelters and protects us always be there for ALL of us?  In an argument, parents pull out the “This is MY house card’ which is supposed to give them the advantage or even the win. Honestly, it’s a shallow trick. Parents, do you usually buy a house just for yourselves and to say that it’s yours, or as a place for your family to be safe and warm? Do you? I don’t think so. But then, there’s another card they pull out.

The “it’s OUR house” card. When there’s some family chore of cleaning the house or a family project, parents say that it’s OUR house, and we should take care of it. Didn’t you just say the other day that this was YOUR house? I don’t see why parents do that. They change what they said and act like it’s no big deal. I don’t remember having an incident like this when I was younger. ( Mainly because I didn’t realize what was happening) But now that I’m older, I’m starting to see how quickly parents change what they say. 

When I do something wrong or said something that wasn’t very kind, they make me explain what happened. You say what happens, and of course, you’ll feel guilty explaining the mistakes of your actions. But something passes through your mind. You don’t want to have a consequence, so without realizing you’ll change a few things. Parents get mad about this. In a way, it almost feels hypocritical. They say that we shouldn’t twist our words or change what we said when they do the EXACT SAME THING.  Sometimes they have a fair reason for changing their words.
Parents say that it’s our house to persuade us. They say that we should take care of our house because we live in it. And they are right. We should take care of our house. After all, it does provide us a place to live, a roof over our heads, and warmth. If we don’t take care of it, it’s almost like we aren’t grateful. Yes, saying this may be the only way to actually get kids to help around, but it’s not the best way. 

After all this, it may be a little confusing what my main point is. My main point is whether a house is united or divided. ( Figuratively, of course) When parents say that this house belongs to them, it’s like a division between the family. It almost feels as if parents are saying that they are LETTING us live in their house.  This is probably not at all true, but it does feel like it. ( It’s not what you say, how you say it) Like I said many times before, a house should be a place for the family to feel comfortable and safe. For the FAMILY. Not just the adults. Not just the ones who actually bought the house or pay bills for it. I really think parents should consider whether to continue using this expression or not. If my parents were to stop saying that it’s their house and instead say that it’s our house, I might be more motivated to help out when doing a spring cleaning or family project. It convinces me that this actually IS our house and that I should help out. But, you never know. Everyone is different. After all, I’m just sharing my perspective on things. 

I do hope that parents stop saying that this is their house. It really isn’t. It’s our house. They may have power in the house, but that doesn’t mean that it’s theirs. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and an excellent day. Bye!!11

Part 124- Right vs. Freedom in Vaccines

 What’s the difference between a right and freedom? Well, a right is a legal, social, or ethical principle of freedom. It’s like a rule about what is allowed of people. To have a right is to have some sort of legal claim or just on something. Freedom is the power or RIGHT to act, speak, or think as one wants without interference or restraint. In the Constitution, we have something called The Bill of Rights, which are the first 10 Amendments. They guarantee rights and liberties to the individual such as freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. but we’ll get to that later. So, knowing this, what’s the problem? Well, the problem is knowing when something is a right or freedom. 

The first problem, vaccines. As we all know, we finally have a COVID-19 vaccine. While many would be impatiently, or even patiently, waiting to get vaccinated, others would be staying far away and opposing the vaccine.  But why? Many cite that its religious beliefs. They believe that a vaccine won’t help them and that God will save them and give them a cure. Before I say anything else I want to share a story, but I don’t know the name of it is. You may have heard it before. So, the story goes that a flood is coming to a town. Everyone evacuates except a man. He stays inside his house and says that God will save him. As the water starts to rise, a man in a canoe comes to him and offers him to come with him. The man refuses and says that God will save him. A helicopter then comes and the crew throws a ladder. They tell the man to climb it but the man refuses, saying that God will save him. A person swims to the man and says to get on his back. The man refuses, and yet again says that God will save him. When the man drowns, he goes to heaven and asks why God didn’t save him. God says that he sent a canoe, helicopter, and even a person to save him but the man refused.
This should be similar to the vaccines. The vaccine is something that God has “made”/created to save you from the pandemic. A cure or help can be shown in many different ways, so why not as a vaccine? 

In my opinion, I think that vaccines should be mandatory order in America. In India, people are so used to getting vaccinated that they assume that it’s a part of life and that it’s natural. Plus, it’s a mandatory order. Why not establishing something similar to this in America? Since getting vaccinated is mandatory, it has been integrated and remembered as something normal and natural in life. It’s not really something to question or have doubts about. If we try something like this in America, would it also become thought of as something natural and a part of life? 

If the government issues a mandatory order that everyone gets vaccinated, there will obviously be some complaints. For example, some people may complain that this will be a violation of their freedom of religion or press/thought. Like I said before, people may believe that vaccines aren’t going to help them or cure them and instead god will help them. Why don’t we try to convince them that a vaccine is a cure from God? ( I’m tying this back to my story concept from above.) Some other reasons why people aren’t getting vaccinated include distrust. The WHO organizes a press conference when a new vaccine is released. Of course, they answer questions that are common and from reporters, but why can’t there be any questions from people.  Maybe they already do this, but why not hold a survey where you can write down your concerns and what you would like to have asked at the conference? I think that may reduce some tension of getting vaccinated and may cause more people to get vaccinated.

Anyway, I hope that you all are safe and doing well. Happy Holidays, and have a Wonderful Christmas. Let’s hope that 2021 will be much better. 

https://www.healthline.com/health/vaccinations/opposition

https://www.meningitis.org/blogs/mrf-view-on-anti-vaccination

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4869767/

Part 123- After elections

It’s been some time since I’ve talked about the 2020 elections, and I’ve decided to bring this up. I’ve mentioned this, maybe once or twice, and I feel like it should really be talked about. So, as we all know, President-elect Biden won the 2020 elections, and President Trump has been very upset about this. He has been suing state after state after the result rolled in and constantly has been tweeting about voter fraud and how the elections were rigged. This may be in an attempt to somehow deny that President-elect Biden didn’t win and that he was the one who actually won the election. 

But, just a few days ago, the electoral votes were counted and Mr. Biden will be the next president of the United States. It’s confirmed. I’m not sure if President Trump is still claiming voter fraud even when the result has been confirmed, but I believe that he should just stop. At the start, it didn’t do a lot, and now, after the result confirmation, it still won’t do anything. However, there is actually one thing he could do.

There is actually an amendment- the 22nd Amendment- in the Constitution which states that “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice”. This means that President Trump is technically ALLOWED to run again, in 2024 since he has only been elected once. This is a big opportunity for President Trump. Despite that he lost the 2020 elections, he could win the 2024 elections. But before he does so, I think President Trump should consider what he does during this term before he runs. Think about it like this. 

Everything that happens either has a consequence or something good comes from it. During a job interview, something you did a couple years ago as a college student may affect your chances of getting a job.  In this case, I think President Trump should get over the results and just accept that he will not be the next president. His behavior right now after losing may affect his chances of winning/being the final candidate in the future. So, this being said I think that President Trump should calm down, accept President-elect Biden as being the next president, and get ready for the 2024 elections.

So, despite that this blog was a little shorter than the others, I hope it explains what happened after the elections. I hope you have a great day, and I will see you next week. Bye!

Part 122- Pardons

So, I’ve been reading, and I’ve realized that a lot of these presidential pardons are outrageous. A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be relieved of some, or all, of the legal consequences resulting from a criminal conviction. Basically, it allows a person charged with a criminal conviction to be relieved of some, if not all, of the legal consequences. I think that pardons aren’t right, and here’s why.

A lot of presidents are generous when giving pardons while others are more rigid. I personally would be rigid if I were allowed to give pardons. To me, it just doesn’t feel right to pardon someone for breaking the laws of our country or doing something that violates them, which were meant to protect us and our general safety, as well as ensures our rights as citizens. Here’s a presidential pardon I disagree with. President Andrew Johnson, the 17th president after President Abraham Lincoln, pardoned about 7,000 people. Including 3 people who were conspiring to murder President Lincoln. Those 3 people- Samuel Arnold, Samuel Mudd, and Edmund Spangler- served about 4 years in prison. 4 years! I wouldn’t have pardoned them at all. They had conspired to murder a president. A president! Here’s another example. Oscar Collazo attempted to assassinate President Harry Truman and was pardoned by President Truman himself. I wouldn’t really pardon someone who tried to kill me, knowing that they are/were a threat to me. My last two examples were of presidential assassinations. For my last example, I’m going to use a more recent example by our current president. President Trump. 
President Trump has been pardoning people in his office and those who committed crimes for the benefit of him and is even thinking about pardoning his family and himself. I find that selfish. The power of being able to pardon someone is supposed to be for the good of the country and for the citizens of the United States. Not for the people who helped and supported you when you were the president. Although President Trump has gone out of his way to claim that this was false, he pardoned his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Twice. It’s like President Trump is taking advantage of his power. Plus, who’s to say this won’t happen again with some other president in the future? There may not be a high possibility, but we can’t say that this may not happen again, or something similar to this. Also, if a president pardons someone who has been already pardoned once, that person will just take advantage of it. They will do anything knowing that they will be pardoned later. This would also happen to someone who hasn’t done anything yet. Knowing they are already pardoned, they might just commit a crime not even worrying about serving in prison.
Despite all this, a president’s power to pardon something isn’t all bad. Sometimes the people who are charged with a criminal conviction were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It would be okay to pardon someone who was innocent the whole time and was falsely charged with a crime. 
In my opinion, I think pardons should be restricted/ limited and only used for certain purposes. ( Note: These changes are just my opinions and not any criticism) A president should be able to pardon anyone who was falsely accused/ charged with crime but not just pardon anybody without some vote or consent from others. I also think that a president shouldn’t be deciding who to pardon on his/her own. Maybe the president doesn’t make it alone, but I haven’t found anything on that. This also relates to the consent from others. The president shouldn’t pardon anyone who was conspiring against the president or any leader- governor, senator, congressman, etc- unless he/she absolutely must. Also, they shouldn’t pardon anyone who has been charged with a crime at least twice. It doesn’t make sense. That person will clearly take advantage of this and just do anything knowing that they will be pardoned. Lastly, I believe that a president shouldn’t use his power of pardoning for themselves and for their own purposes. They must use it for the good of the country. 
Once again, these were my opinions on what the president should be limited to when pardoning. I am not criticizing any pardons, but just sharing what I feel about them. I hope you have an excellent week! Bye!

Part 121- My Thanksgiving weekend

 I guess you can say my Thanksgiving break isn’t/wasn’t really normal. Well, normal for me to spend a break is being productive and doing some work. My entire break was the opposite of that. I spent my break, watching videos and painting and eating and listening to BTS’ new album ‘BE’ and drinking two bottles of mixed fruit smoothies a day. Trust me, it hurts. But, my Thanksgiving weekend was/is really fun. Despite that my break is almost over, I’m glad that I had so much fun and had a good time. Especially Saturday. Saturday was a good day. But, before I explain the thrills of my weekend, I want to note that probably, about 70% of what I watch is useless/ won’t really help me, but the other 30% actually ends up helping me and is informative. So, watching tv is important. 😂

Let’s start on Thursday. Thursday was, Thanksgiving-as we all know- and, I burned my tongue. It’s a wonderful memory to remember; that I burned my tastebuds just a while before the meal. I was in charge of making the cranberry sauce. And I did make the sauce. But, I was also in charge of cleaning my upstairs playroom with my dad, and getting rid of the toys that I don’t play with anymore. So, after getting to the last step- stirring frequently- I rushed up and started to clean up. Then, I remembered, I needed to stir the sauce. So, I rushed downstairs and was eternally grateful that my mom handled the sauce as well as starting the potatoes. Thank you, Mumma. I was quite pleased with my sauce, and I wanted to try it. So, I got a spoon, scooped some up, and blew on it. Obviously, I was a little impatient and ended up…holding it in the middle of my tongue as an attempt to cool it down. I think you know the result. Anyway, I woke up this morning to feel the calming sensation of normal tastebuds. ( I was able to taste my food, seeing that only a few got burnt) I also ended up reminiscing my old punishments from when I was a kid while cleaning up my playroom. It’s quite weird. 

I had a small plastic dress from a Tinkerbell figurine I had when I first moved here. ( After I moved) I was actually playing with the doll and set when I was punished. I’m not sure what I did, ( probably spoke to them in a way that wasn’t very respectful)  but I remember that I had to call my parents Mister and Mrs. that day. It was horrible. They weren’t my parents that day, and just remembering that made me emotional. So, yeah. I started tearing up after telling my dad where the plastic dress came from. Anyway, let’s move to Friday.

Friday was regular. Black Friday shopping. I didn’t find any new clothes, but I did find some new rings, and now, I have more rings. Yay! My new case for my new upgraded iPhone came- this time purple- and I miss my small, old phone that I had before. Yes, I am missing my small, used for a while before me, iPhone 7. Mainly because that was the first phone I’ve had, and I’ve become attached to it. It’s also a handy phone, and perfect for me. I mean, both are about the same size but, it just looks weird. I still have to get used to it, but, I just think it looks weird. Anyway, I just spent the rest of the day like I did all the previous days before. Absolute nothing. Finally, Saturday.

Ahh, Saturday my most favorite day of the week and most anticipated. Usually, because it’s the only day I get to watch videos, but, this time, it is because our day was going to be exciting. I started the day like I usually do, wake up, shower, eat breakfast quickly, and do some quick practicing to warm up before my violin lesson. I learned the notes for the doorbell noise and ambulance siren and started a new piece. Then, we watched My Spy- a really good movie- and planned out where we were going to eat lunch. I had planned this day weeks ago. We would spend a full day, in a really fun, all Asian cultured area, and it would be amazing. It was amazing. Especially the food. We all had been to the area before, all in groups and not with all 3 of us together, but we never got to eat there. I personally, had only been to the Japanese bookstore- Kinokuniya., Anyway, I was determined to eat Korean BBQ way before we planned out the day, and nothing was going to stop me. Well, besides the fact that most of the meat is pork and beef- two foods I am not yet allowed to eat, and mainly had to eat chicken or seafood. Nevertheless, I pulled up Google and found a Korean BBQ, which to my luck, was in that area we were to spend the day in. Aha! I was determined to eat Korean BBQ that day, and I did. 

If you’ve never eaten Korean BBQ, then I recommend you do. Especially at Gen Korean BBQ House- where we went- because then you get to look around at the area it is in. Plus, they have good food. It’s a really cool concept, where they serve you the raw meat, already marinated with sauce, and you get to cook it yourself in a pit that sits in the middle of your table. You get Kimchi, sauces, rice, and lettuce for wraps, and obviously, delicious meat to eat it with. This was our first time eating Korean BBQ, so it was a new experience, but, me being the kid who devotes themselves to watching videos on their most anticipated day, I sorta knew how it was supposed to be eaten. It was a video where these two guys were doing a live cooking video- Korean BBQ- and they were making wraps with the lettuce and meat and rice. I had also seen a Lego cooking stop motion on Korean BBQ and learned a bit. So, like I said at the very beginning, about 30% of what I watch is useful. Anyway, the food was amazing. It was very well done and very good. I felt that I would never get full- yet I eventually did- and really enjoyed the experience. Plus, Kimchi is delicious. 

Next, we went to Kinokuniya, to spend some time before getting something at the 85-degree cafe next to it. I originally wanted to go to the area because the next book of my series- Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card- had recently been published in English. Unfortunately, they had sold out, so next week, we are going to go pick up a copy. We walked around a bit, and we looked at the pens. We spent like, 20 minutes at the pens because my parents really loved the fountain pen that you could test, and we’re trying to find it for 10 minutes, and then looking for the right ink for it. Anyway, we also ended up getting a notebook- for my dad to use- and square, wooden pencils that I can use while learning Japanese with the new book we also bought at the store. I had also spotted some BT21 merch- which is similar to the messaging stickers I have on my phone. 

Later, we went to the 85- degree cafe, got some pastries and buns along with coffee and Boba Milk Tea before it started to lightly sprinkle. We went to 99 Ranch- a market I was visiting for the first time- and finished up the day with a  trip to a restaurant that has the best Mutton, before heading back. It was a really fun day. I really enjoyed it and had a blast. I think this will now be our thanksgiving weekend tradition- visiting the area- and I look forward to next year. Hopefully, the experience will be better, without COVID, and I’m just really happy that I got to get out of the house. 

I think that I really enjoyed Saturday because I got to experience a lot of different cultures that day- yesterday- and got to eat a lot of cultural food. The best way of experiencing other cultures is by food, and I definitely, ate a lot of food yesterday. Hopefully, next year I get to try some more, but I am definitely going to go eat at the Korean BBQ place again. It was a good experience, and once again, I encourage you to try it. Anyway, I have got to go, and I hope you also had an amazing Thanksgiving break. Below, I have a picture of my first painting of the break, and some pictures from teh Gen Korean BBQ House. Bye!

Here’s one of my paintings from the break
( I messed up with the ombre and leaves)

Part 120 – Facts and history

 Hello, and welcome back to my blog! This is part…part…ummmmm, I honestly don’t remember what part we’re on. 😂 I’ve written so many election day posts I lost track of how many parts we’re in! Hopefully, I remember it and can add the title by the end of this post. Anyway, I am back! Our topic for today is actually, different than what I write about. Politics is pretty much, most of what I write these days… Anyway, the topic is about facts and history. It sounds weird at the moment, but, when we get into it, it won’t. Today, I’m writing from my heart, and what else do I like to explore and have an interest in than facts and history? 

I’ve mentioned this in, about 2-3 posts, but I’ve never clarified WHAT I like about history. ( To be more specific, ANCIENT history) History is fascinating to me because it is our past, and shows/is what life was like without all these new gadgets in our modern-day world. It’s fascinating to learn about how civilizations thrived in a world with limited supplies and with tools more basic than what we use in our everyday lives. It’s amazing how they created the most amazing things- Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, ancient vaults, beautiful sculptures- by hand and without complex machines and equipment. I want to share some – 3 – of my most favorite ancient sites with you, to share how creative and innovative they were. 

#1, Angkor Wat

I actually, first learned about Angkor Wat from Kumon. One of the passages was a document on an explorer who discovered this temple, and out of curiosity, I googled it and, found out, that it is a very real place, and is very beautiful. Angkor Wat is a temple complex, located in northern Cambodia, in the Khmer region.

Angkor Wat was originally built as a Hindu temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, in the first half of the 12th century and became a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century. It is said to be the largest religious monument in the world, spreading over more than 400 acres. It was built by Emperor Suryavaram II, and because his religion was Hinduism, the temple of Angkor Wat was designed to be a Hindu temple. Later, Angkor Wat had been “sacked” by a rival tribe to the Khmer region, and under the rule of Jayavarman VII, moved their capital to Angkor Thom and the state temple Bayon, both of which are only a few miles to the north of this site. Angkor Thom was actually the last and most enduring city of the Khmer empire and was established by King Jayavarman VII. Angkor Wat was never abandoned, but was only unused and fell apart. 

(https://www.history.com/topics/landmarks/angkor-wat – I had to do some quick research)

#2, Machu Picchu
Ah yes, the all-time famous Machu Picchu which everyone knows about. I didn’t choose this site because it’s popular- I think it is well known- but rather because of how it is built. 

I actually learned about Machu Picchu last year, in 6th grade, when learning about Peru. Anyway, Machu Picchu is located in Peru, as I mentioned before, high up in the Andes mountains. It is a famous and mystical city of the Incans. It is believed to have been built in the 1450s, by a young Incan ruler. Machu Picchu is also known as, City in the Clouds. It was discovered by Henry Bingham III in 1911, and in April of 1913, Machu Picchu was revealed to the world by National Geographic. The most remarkable thing about the construction of Machu Picchu is that it lies on two fault lines, and yet can withstand resulting quakes. 
This is mainly because the stone rocks making up Machu Picchu fit together perfectly. The Incans used the Ashlar masonry technique to build and stabilize the buildings of Machu Picchu. Ashlar Masonry is a type of stone construction where all the stones are “dressed or cut” to a uniform shape. Another remarkable fact about Machu Picchu is that about 60% of the city is located UNDERGROUND. The purpose and use of Machu Picchu are of many scenarios. From a bustling city center of many cultures to a scared convent for worshippers of the sun god to a resort for the Incan ruler and his family. 
#3, Ajanta Caves
To be honest, I know very little about the Ajanta caves, but I have visited them when I was a few years old. Despite that I know very little about them, they are still one of my favorite ancient sites. ( I actually found less info than I was expecting, so, sorry about that!) 

The Ajanta Caves are located in the Aurangabad region in the Maharashtra region, of India. They date back to the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. The Ajanta consists of about 30 caves and is not numbered chronologically. They are instead, numbered by their location. The Ajanta Caves consist of many paintings and hand-carved sculptures and constitute ancient monasteries and worship-halls carved into a 75-meter wall of rock. One amazing thing about these caves, which I learned from my parents and not the web which has very limited answers to my endless questions, is that they were carved from the top to bottom. They were cared from actual caves, starting from the top, all the way to the bottom. They never started in the middle to mark out the proportions, and just started carving. Cool, right? Another surprising fact about these caves is that they are engulfed in darkness. The caves remain in their original state, as the majority of the caves remain in darkness, without the help of artificial lighting. 
 I want to share a short fact about the sculptures. I actually have two photos, of me as a little kid, sitting next to the elephant sculpture you see in the picture above, and on the lap of a Vishnu sculpture. When you see the pictures, you see how big these sculptures are. It’s really cool.
So, those were my top 3, most favorite ancient historical sites, and I hope you enjoyed learning about them, a much as I did, writing about them. As you see from the title, it says, ” Facts AND History”. So, that means, we still have facts to cover. Yes, I gave you a list of facts on those 3 historical sites, but I’m not talking about those facts. I’m talking about everyday facts. Really cool facts. I mainly watch Great Big Story on Youtube, and I recommend you check out their channel and some of their videos. They are a company/channel that shares some of the many stories around us to the world. I watch Great Big Story for fun, when I have nothing else to watch or when I’m in the mood to watch something interesting and learn something. It’s not like school where you have to sit down and study Algebra or read about the Mexican-American war for about an hour, but instead short 5 minute videos on the world’s stories. Here are some of my most favorite stories.
Ever heard of a 100-year-old egg? In China, this strange-sounding egg is quite popular. It is a preserved egg, that is a delicacy in China. Only a few people continue to make it the traditional way. The process is something I will leave a surprise, but I want to hint that the eggs only are called century eggs, because of their appearance. Check out the 100-year-old egg Great Big Story to learn more!
Learn about a Turkish ice cream that never melts, but is stretchy and delicious, or even how ramen was invented, or even about the loneliest tree on earth. There are so many stories about so many things you might not even have known existed, or even about how your most favorite foods were made. I encourage you to check out their videos, you’ll learn a thing or two about the smallest things,  and will want to know more!
I also just research random facts online. Did you know, a celebrity learned English just by watching the TV sitcom, “Friends”? Guess who, it’s Kim Namjoon-RM- the leader of the 7-member South Korean boy band, BTS! He has a 148 IQ and taught himself English just by watching the show. 
Did you know, Harry Potter/Daniel Radcliff wore out about 60-70 wands during the making of the Harry Potter films? He had a habit of drumming on his lap with his wand- which you can see in many Harry Potter behind the scenes clips- and constantly had to have the wand replaced. 
Anyway, I hope you had as much fun as I did, learning about all these facts about Angkor Wat and about the 100-year-old egg. These two topics are my most favorite to learn about/research, and I feel so happy I got to are them with you. Anyway, that was it for today, I hope you all have an amazing day, bye!

Election Day 5- Final Post ( Congratulations to President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris!)

 Mr. Biden just won the U.S. Presidency with 284 electoral votes. He flipped Pennsylvania, a while ago- I’m just publishing this-and just won. This is unbelievable.  I have to admit, I actually thought President Trump would win, but after seeing the results get updated over time, it was slightly obvious that our next President was going to be Mr. Biden. Plus, Vp-elect Harris has made history. Not only is she the very FIRST FEMALE VP ( or VP-elect at the moment) but she is also Indian and African American. This means, that our first female VP is an Indian, African American,  amazing and inspiring woman. President- elect Biden has a total of 290 electoral votes- as per the recent updates of winning Nevada- and despite that he is leading in Georgia, I think that it is too close to call whether he will get 306 votes in total or whether it will go to President Trump. Before a President-elect actually becomes President, he has to get approved by the current President. In this case, I think that President Trump may sue all of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, and Wisconsin, before actually agreeing. President Trump has been continuously claiming that there is major voter fraud. I can’t help but say, he’s been claiming this over and over again without even TELLING US or even actually PROVING that there is voter fraud. I don’t really believe him when he is saying this but, maybe he is actually right, and there is a voter fraud that we just don’t realize. But, in order for us to realize, Mr. President, we need you to please prove it.

Live Blogging is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. I’m really proud of myself. I had so much fun- on the actual Election Day, not the days after- and I loved following the news so much. Every morning after that, when I woke up, I had to pull up the news. I had to know what was happening, what states turned blue or red, or something. I had to know. It’s too bad that I’ll have to wait another 4 years to do this again. But, until then I will research and be more ready for 2024. I hope that next term I will be able to write better and post better. Anyway, this is the last blog for the 2020 election, and if there are any more updates, I’ll post. Signing off for the actual, last time, bye!

Election Day 4- 4 states are now blue, President must be infuriated ( 8:15 am)

Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona are all blue. Georgia is 99% into reporting, and Mr. Biden is 1,097 votes ahead, Pennsylvania 98% in and 5,587, Nevada is 84% in and 11,438 votes ahead, and Arizona is 90% in and 47,052 votes ahead. It is an extremely narrow race is Pennsylvania and Georgia. North Carolina is still red, but it doesn’t really matter anymore. 

Source: The Guardian ( Ignore Arizona)

Election Day 4- Just 2 States to Biden Presidency ( 6:54 am)

I woke up around 20 minutes ago to see that, Georgia, a state we all thought would go to President Trump, has just turned blue. The race is extremely close, as Mr. Biden is leading with about 1,000 votes. 3 states are now in Mr. Biden’s favor, and only 2 of any of them, would get him to the presidency. He could get Nevada and Arizona and win Arizona and Georgia and win, or even, Georgia and Nevada to win. 

Eelction Day 3- Georgia is the other swing ( 4:26 pm)

Georgia is 99% into reporting, and I have just checked where each candidate stands. President Trump is ONLY 0.2% AHEAD of Mr. Biden. In votes, he is only 9,000 votes ahead of Mr. Biden.  I know that it may not be possible, but seeing how long Georgia has been 99% in reporting, and close of a race it is, Georgia may be another key state Mr. Biden needs for winning. He might not even need Nevada if he gets Georgia. Georgia has 16 electoral votes,  and if Mr. Biden wins them, he can have a total of 280 electoral votes. So, the two states we should count on, even though one is less likely, is Nevada, and Georgia. ( And possibly Arizona, if it is still, is unannounced.)