The US presidential election was a resounding success for Donald Trump and the Republican Party in 2020.
A record-breaking turnout of more than 61 million people across the country, along with more than 7 million people casting ballots in the state of Texas, led to a historic Republican victory in November.
This election, in particular, was seen as a referendum on Trump and his party, which had previously failed to capture the White House for more than 30 years.
“It’s an incredible win for our country and the country of the United States of America,” Trump said in a speech at the Capitol on the night of November 9.
“We have a president who is not only a great leader but who has accomplished great things in the world.”
Trump won his first term by a margin of less than 50 per cent.
He also won a second term with an overwhelming victory in the Electoral College.
More: Trump, the Republican nominee, won 306 electoral votes and 304 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 232 votes.
The White House race was a clear indicator of the extent to which Trump’s populist and nationalist agenda has resonated in the US, with both parties pledging to pursue policies that benefit working people.
Trump’s victory also put the United Kingdom on track to leave the European Union.
“This is not a referendum.
This is a vote for change,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said.
“The future of the UK is at stake.”
The British prime minister was quick to congratulate Trump on his win and said the two would be “strongly engaged” in talks on how to “make the United State work for everyone”.
More: British Prime minister Theresa May congratulated Donald Trump on the US election victory on November 9, 2019.
British Prime Minster Theresa May says the two leaders will be “very closely engaged” on how the UK can be an “open, free and democratic country”.
Trump was sworn in as president on January 20, 2021.
In his inauguration speech, Trump promised to “take the fight to our enemies,” and said he would be a “great leader” and “great commander-in-chief”.
“I’m proud to say that I have won the election, and that we have a Republican Party that will fight to take back America,” he said.
The US was a key battleground state for Trump in the 2020 elections, where he won the Electoral Vote by a landslide, with nearly four million votes cast.
The Republican president won more than three million votes in the Southern states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
A total of 2.7 million ballots were counted in those states, making up a huge proportion of the total votes cast, according to the Associated Press.
More than 1.2 million people cast ballots in those contests, with Trump winning more than 60 per cent of the vote in Alabama and nearly 50 per, in Georgia.
Trump, who has previously said he believes he can win a second US presidency despite the electoral loss, has also made headlines for his “America first” agenda, which he has branded “extreme” and a “disaster” for the United Nations.
Trump has threatened to pull the United states out of the Paris climate change agreement, and has threatened military action if the world does not take drastic measures to address climate change.
“I am going to get rid of our treaty, the Paris agreement, if I win,” Trump told The New York Times in February.
“And I will renegotiate our entire trade deal, including NAFTA.”
The president-elect also announced he would create a commission to look into “how to rebuild our country” after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, which left at least one person dead and thousands homeless.
The president said the commission would report back to him in six months.
“People in Texas, they said, ‘It’s a disaster.
You don’t have any infrastructure to rebuild,'” Trump told the Times.
“So, we’re going to start rebuilding our infrastructure and our bridges and roads and airports and all the infrastructure.
It’s going to be the greatest rebuilding in the history of our country.”
Trump is the first president since the Great Depression to win re-election with a majority of the popular vote.
The 2020 election was the first time a major party had won a presidential election in the United Sates since 1876.
The last time the UnitedS.
had a majority-minority presidential election, was in 1912, when Woodrow Wilson won by a mere 52 votes.
US presidential elections since 1912 Source: CNN/ABC News poll (US)