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Should Donald Trump or Joe Biden win the 2020 US Presidential Election? Show more Show less
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It has been a tumultuous 4 years of the Donald Trump presidency in the United States, with investigations, nominations, fake news, tweets, impeachment, pandemics, protests, and a nation divided about the facts on the ground and the direction the country should be taking. Many see the 2020 US Presidential Election as the most important election in history, with huge implications for the US, but also for the world. So who should win the US Presidential election?

Joe Biden should be elected in the 2020 US election Show more Show less

Joe Biden will be a conciliatory president for a nation divided by race, class and identity. He is the candidate to give America back its standing in the world, and to put the threat of climate change back at the very top of the global agenda.
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Joe Biden will fight for women's equality

Biden will enforce wage gap transparency and accountability as one of his many pledges to end gender income equality. He also has plans to widen female representation public life and reduce systemic inequalities.

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During his time as Vice President, Joe Biden has proved that he will be an advocate for women's equality and promote policy for women's rights. During his tenure as Vice President to Barack Obama from 2008-2016, Biden helped draft multiple women's anti-violence acts and fair pay acts to increase women's equality.[1] Outside of his political life, Joe Biden has a reputation amongst his female staff of treating them equitably with men. Biden ensures women are receiving equal pay and befits and gives women equal opportunities for growth and support within his campaign. [2] Importantly, Joe Biden also selected a woman, Kamala Harris, to run with him as Vice President. Biden has also made it clear that increasing women's equity and equality will be a goal of his if he wins the 2020 US Presidential Election. Biden pledged to increase affordable child care and paid parental leave options.[3] Biden has also pledged to end violence against women in the United States and abroad.[1] Joe Biden should be elected the next President of the United States because women make up 50% of the United States population, and he will help them live better lives and gain the rights they deserve,

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In recent years, many women have come forward accusing Joe Biden of inappropriate conduct and behavior spanning back almost 30 years.[4] Furthermore, in an important sexual assault case in the 1990s, Joe Biden failed to call on key witnesses for the woman on the stand and allowed men to harass and berate her with questions. [5] Joe Biden's women's agenda is only present on his campaign to appease women and save face. Joe Biden's campaign will not follow through on the promises he is making to women. He has treated them without respect in the past and will continue to do so.

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  1. https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/02/9472540/joe-biden-women-issues-interview-cecile-richards-supermajority
  2. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/01/joe-biden-values-champions-women-public-private-column/3330357002/
  3. https://joebiden.com/womens-agenda/#
  4. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/a-fair-examination-of-tara-reades-allegation-can-strengthen-the-metoo-movement
  5. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/a-fair-examination-of-tara-reades-allegation-can-strengthen-the-metoo-movement

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