What Joe Biden won - and what he didn't

Biden beat Trump. Now what? Ezra Klein explains.
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The 2020 US election is over, and former vice president Joe Biden will be the 46th US president. He’s the first to defeat an incumbent president in 28 years, and he did it in part by unifying the Democratic Party against Donald Trump, bringing members of the party’s left wing into his campaign after beating Bernie Sanders in the primary, and crafting an aggressive policy platform.
But Biden’s agenda will most likely be met by a Republican-controlled Senate, whose leader, Mitch McConnell, presided over the complete stonewalling of the last Democratic president’s agenda, and likely intends to do so again. This despite the fact that many of Biden’s policies enjoy the support of most Americans, and McConnell’s Senate caucus represents a minority of them.
In other words, Biden’s decisive victory margin of several million votes was basically good enough for a stalemate. In this video, Vox editor-at-large Ezra Klein explains what makes that possible -- a Republican Party dedicated to making sure a minority controls the country -- and how Joe Biden’s first priority should be unwinding that system back to democracy.
Read more about the Biden presidency from Vox:
Ezra Klein on how Biden won: www.vox.com/21545969/joe-biden-2020-election-winner-trump-vote
Dylan Matthews on what a President Biden will be up against: www.vox.com/2020/11/6/21534594/joe-biden-wins-2020-presidential-election
Ian Millhiser on who the US Senate actually represents: www.vox.com/2020/11/6/21550979/senate-malapportionment-20-million-democrats-republicans-supreme-court
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  • J2049
    J2049Klukkustund síðan

    Biden " You aint Black if you vote Trump"😂😂😂😅😂😂😂😂😂 "You vote Republican they will put you in chains. " Biden 2020 😂😂😂😂😂

  • ChrisAstro
    ChrisAstro4 klukkustundum síðan

    1:46 Georgia changed all that!

  • Adam Jackson
    Adam Jackson15 klukkustundum síðan

    1:46 you're wrong

  • Sky King
    Sky King17 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh yeah! Biden totally won the 2020 election...

  • Sebastian
    SebastianDegi Síðan síðan

    It just hit me dat amerika has a president that's named joe

  • Sebastian

    Sebastian

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    @A Antimeme joe mama

  • A Antimeme

    A Antimeme

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Who's joe

  • Teressa Abbott
    Teressa AbbottDegi Síðan síðan

    Trader Joe

  • mizel101
    mizel1012 dögum síðan

    I guess there's no Mitch McConnel senate!

  • Mike W
    Mike W2 dögum síðan

    Joe biden didnt win anything and as soon as the NG leaves we the people will be removing his illegitimate government by force.

  • Panzerkampfwagen IV

    Panzerkampfwagen IV

    Degi Síðan síðan

    heh

  • gemcan54
    gemcan542 dögum síðan

    DOMINION NEEDS TO BE SUE FOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. AFTERALL TAKATA WAS SUED FOR DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS AND FORD AND FIRESTONE WAS SUED FOR DEFECTIVE PARTS. IMPEACH BIDEN. ELECTION FRAUD HAPPENED BY SEVERAL STATES. ARREST HUNTER.

  • Eliza Bee
    Eliza Bee2 dögum síðan

    Media and Big Tech made it impossible to take Biden Campaign seriously- of course he’s a crook. The Media made that Clear by Continually Pushing COVID and attacking Trump. CNN Platform proved beyond shadow of a doubt- Biden’s a Crook and WILL NEVER BE MY PRESIDENT. .

  • Benjie Rosenbaum
    Benjie Rosenbaum2 dögum síðan

    It feels like I can breathe clearly again

  • skelcher
    skelcher3 dögum síðan

    He cheated

  • Bread Crumbs

    Bread Crumbs

    3 dögum síðan

    And you’re going through the stages of grief, I see you are in denial

  • Dat Boi

    Dat Boi

    3 dögum síðan

    several failed lawsuits that republicans tried ,disagrees

  • Anonymous bub
    Anonymous bub3 dögum síðan

    Hes president now

  • jakusa888
    jakusa8883 dögum síðan

    All the crooks must be celebrating in the US, cause one of them become president. Who says crime doesn't pay??? He he he!

  • Vicktor s
    Vicktor s3 dögum síðan

    Hogwash

  • Liz Anderson
    Liz Anderson3 dögum síðan

    anybody that believes in God would know science is not the key to Everyday God is the key to everything

  • Liz Anderson
    Liz Anderson3 dögum síðan

    God is climate change y'all need to stop messing with climate change or do something good with climate change but

  • Liz Anderson
    Liz Anderson3 dögum síðan

    Catholic Church brings out the devil

  • Liz Anderson
    Liz Anderson3 dögum síðan

    that's funny Joe that you say you don't lie or cheat steal you don't do nothing that you're perfect president yeah haha you're funny

  • Steven Choi
    Steven Choi3 dögum síðan

    😢😢😢👿👹😈😱💩💩💩

  • Harry axe
    Harry axe4 dögum síðan

    Biden you cheat

  • Dante Libretatis
    Dante Libretatis4 dögum síðan

    I hate socialism and I hate democrats. For four years democrats and socialists have spewed hate for America. Now they think we’ll fall in line and act like everything’s normal?

  • Sovereign Brand
    Sovereign Brand4 dögum síðan

    Puts the party before the people 🤨 \-_-/

  • Naman Jaat
    Naman Jaat4 dögum síðan

    I can never believe that Biden will be against People's Republic of China but then realizes that it is USA who don't want to share its power. CONFUSED

  • Cyber
    Cyber4 dögum síðan

    he won 81 million people he lost 74 million people summed it up for you

  • Zylock
    Zylock5 dögum síðan

    Yes!!!!!! Biden Harris 2020!!!!!!!😃🌈

  • Joshua Martinez
    Joshua Martinez5 dögum síðan

    Turns out the Democrats have won both Congress and President.

  • Agt Fedrik
    Agt Fedrik5 dögum síðan

    Looking at this video I realized that some right-wing parties in my country are beginning to act the same way.

  • nartron3000
    nartron30005 dögum síðan

    “ if you don’t vote for me you ain’t black” - Joe Biden

  • DALTON STRANGE
    DALTON STRANGE5 dögum síðan

    What's weird is that when a Democrat is elected and someone is sceptical about it, it's the safest election in American history and anyone who says otherwise is a complete liar and doesn't deserve anyone's time but when a Republican is elected and someone is sceptical about it, their was foreign interference, voter fraud, voter suppression, ballot harvesting, and an all around unfair election. hmm

  • Dat Boi

    Dat Boi

    3 dögum síðan

    ironic, i remember hearing the exact same things when obama won, “oh this country interfered” “bleh blah fraud” you can’t pull a double standard for this

  • DALTON STRANGE

    DALTON STRANGE

    4 dögum síðan

    I don't quite understand what you're saying. What's coping rn

  • LT Star

    LT Star

    4 dögum síðan

    Wait, whose coping rn?

  • burper2000000
    burper20000005 dögum síðan

    1:45 **cough georgia cough cough**

  • • ThatClassClown •

    • ThatClassClown •

    2 dögum síðan

    Don't cough you're gonna give me corona.

  • Scoot gaming and more
    Scoot gaming and more5 dögum síðan

    Joe won

  • Lone Stars
    Lone Stars6 dögum síðan

    wow this did not age well with the coup bit xD

  • W-T-F
    W-T-F6 dögum síðan

    You are lost bra

  • Satvik Gupta
    Satvik Gupta7 dögum síðan

    Democrats are no saints but they are better than republicans.

  • Lone Stars

    Lone Stars

    6 dögum síðan

    Democrats have no spine.... the republicans stole my spine and are now bashing all I love...... ;-; this is a professional rippp

  • Andrew Evans
    Andrew Evans7 dögum síðan

    He won the presidency, he won respect and some democracy... He is much more limited than obama in 2009

  • Lone Stars

    Lone Stars

    6 dögum síðan

    Clarify please xD I low key though you meant trump won rather than biden

  • Mahibah Mahmud
    Mahibah Mahmud7 dögum síðan

    Well democratic won senate now

  • Capone
    Capone7 dögum síðan

    1:47 what bozo 👎🏽😹😹👎🏽

  • Corvan 1
    Corvan 17 dögum síðan

    the polls are from fox news

  • MrDumbBoy
    MrDumbBoy8 dögum síðan

    It is inevitable that Kamala Harris will become president, I really don’t think Biden will live out his term.

  • Stable Genius
    Stable Genius8 dögum síðan

    2 months later and now we know who will represent Georgia in the Senate, hint: the party is characterized by an iconic Blue color

  • Hassan Syed
    Hassan Syed8 dögum síðan

    Thankfully, we will have a Biden presidency and a Chuck Schumer Senate.

  • Joan Historillo
    Joan Historillo9 dögum síðan

    What Joe didnt win is Trump's recognition of course

  • Lone Stars

    Lone Stars

    6 dögum síðan

    Well of course, though it is a shame that trump, a man of such virtue and HAS NEVER been a poor sport EVER, would not give his recognition.... (Tbh if I was Biden, I low key think trumps recognition would be more an insult at this point xD)

  • Carter Fountain
    Carter Fountain9 dögum síðan

    ur looking at fox news what do u expect

  • Mike Pomal

    Mike Pomal

    7 dögum síðan

    Would expect it to be an underestimate

  • NickHammer
    NickHammer9 dögum síðan

    Ezra I am glad that your prediction is wrong. No more Mitch senate

  • JustinDrexel Diprimuo
    JustinDrexel Diprimuo10 dögum síðan

    He wasn’t Trump, that’s why most people voted for him.

  • Animal Facts

    Animal Facts

    8 dögum síðan

    So true Biden winning was not as important as trump losing A

  • cisco
    cisco10 dögum síðan

    watching this after Georgia went blue, McConnell is no longer senate majority leader, Democrats control congress, and Trump got impeached the second time

  • Mike

    Mike

    3 dögum síðan

    2nd time...must be a mystic..if not confirmed by senate, like before, it just don't stick. Come on 2024.

  • MarkYuri PH
    MarkYuri PH10 dögum síðan

    Harris is basically waiting to be the president

  • Mak S
    Mak S10 dögum síðan

    Hussein is a loser. Joey got more votes than Barack 🤣

  • William Mofford
    William Mofford10 dögum síðan

    You no McConnell can tell you anything until you are gone then it,s different.

  • ISAAC ROSE
    ISAAC ROSE10 dögum síðan

    Here after dems won presidency house and senate

  • Nitwik
    Nitwik10 dögum síðan

    4:19 so uh

  • Adam Haspel
    Adam Haspel10 dögum síðan

    1:45 So, about that.

  • Cast Loud
    Cast Loud10 dögum síðan

    Won by cheating. And he did not win by not cheat

  • Lone Stars

    Lone Stars

    6 dögum síðan

    clarify who is what and who cheated and who did not.....

  • Troy Brainerd
    Troy Brainerd11 dögum síðan

    Did you mean a Chuck Schumer Senate? :)

  • Teun Berg
    Teun Berg11 dögum síðan

    Thank god dmocrats won the senate

  • speedrunner gamer
    speedrunner gamer11 dögum síðan

    Who's here after the Democrats won Georgia?

  • Alejandro Barros
    Alejandro Barros11 dögum síðan

    From the future The senate is democratic

  • Mandoy
    Mandoy11 dögum síðan

    I'm glad Vox was wrong about this

  • khor kienjoo
    khor kienjoo11 dögum síðan

    3:00 Which is why I have been calling the Republicans the Sithpublicans for 4 years. There's no doubt about it: the dark side is still strong in America.

  • Tom Kurtz
    Tom Kurtz12 dögum síðan

    That’s an old picture of Biden on the thumbnail 😂

  • MTN memes
    MTN memes12 dögum síðan

    Even my liberal mom said Joe did not won fairly

  • Dat Boi

    Dat Boi

    3 dögum síðan

    and my republican dad admits he won, your point?

  • Rick74

    Rick74

    11 dögum síðan

    Anecdotal proof is no proof at all.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    How so?

  • YE ZY
    YE ZY12 dögum síðan

    I wanted trump out of office. I thought he did good to our country but just couldn't keep his mouth shut. I kinda wanted a Democrat in office just to see what they'll do, but this guy, I'm not so sure.

  • Rick74

    Rick74

    11 dögum síðan

    Longest government shut down in US history, trade war he didn't win, upsets the balance of power by insulting allies and almost starting a conflcit with Iran, trying to overthrow the US senate and House of Representatives...

  • Freidrich von Hanover
    Freidrich von Hanover12 dögum síðan

    "As we speak, Donald Trump is functionally engaged in what we could understand, in another country, as a coup attempt." *If only he realized that this became a reality.*

  • Mike

    Mike

    3 dögum síðan

    Why not ,he learned from the dems who tried for 4 years. Could be a civil war is on the horizon. Nobody ever thought the USSR would go down...Guess it's our turn in the barrel.

  • Lone Stars

    Lone Stars

    6 dögum síðan

    YO IT WAS ONLY ONLY A JOKE 2021! PLEASE DONT BE A HYPER LITTERALLY GENIE DX PLEASE NOOOOOO

  • Matthew Cui
    Matthew Cui12 dögum síðan

    Filled with lies, Biden is corrupt, we know that as a fact.

  • Lone Stars

    Lone Stars

    6 dögum síðan

    Sure Biden is corrupt... but at least he did not violate one of Americas most precious traditions, a tradition which we up held during even a civil war... the peaceful transition of power.... Trump is also very corrupt. But the difference is, at least we will not chase our allies away, and not violate all that is precious that we have left

  • Rick74

    Rick74

    11 dögum síðan

    Saying something is a fact doesn't actually make it a fact. Claims made without evidence can be refuted without evidence.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    How so?

  • fatosnewsverdades20 cepd
    fatosnewsverdades20 cepd13 dögum síðan

    BIDEN IS A Mafia criminal GOOD LUCKY AMERTICA YOU VOTE DEY DECIDE WHO

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    11 dögum síðan

    @Uncookedcat 069 General Kenobi.

  • Uncookedcat 069

    Uncookedcat 069

    11 dögum síðan

    @Obi-Wan Kenobi hello there

  • Nate Choe

    Nate Choe

    12 dögum síðan

    Ah yes, the American embassy in Antarctica, Amertica.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    You're proof? Quit being an idiotic conservative.

  • Uncookedcat 069

    Uncookedcat 069

    13 dögum síðan

    And your proof?

  • Whiteagle456
    Whiteagle45613 dögum síðan

    Lolololol sorry but “Australian coalition renewable energy” is really false. Please improve your research in that regard.

  • The Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby13 dögum síðan

    they predicted the coup oml

  • Quinton Smith
    Quinton Smith13 dögum síðan

    Watching this when ossif and warlock win in Georgia, turning Georgia blue, and causing Trump supporters to raid the White House

  • Comarde Colonel Yuri
    Comarde Colonel Yuri13 dögum síðan

    1:5p thankfully not

  • The Will Harris Show
    The Will Harris Show13 dögum síðan

    WHO'S WATCHING AFTER WE DITCHED MITCH!

  • Rick74

    Rick74

    11 dögum síðan

    Except Mitch is still there...

  • Doctor Ganesan
    Doctor Ganesan13 dögum síðan

    Ballot votes no voter identification....this is banana republic of America

  • Nick Chopper
    Nick Chopper14 dögum síðan

    Buck Fiden, not my president and never will be.

  • Dat Boi

    Dat Boi

    3 dögum síðan

    unless you’re from a different country, he is your president

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    @Nick Chopper How is that racist?

  • Nick Chopper

    Nick Chopper

    13 dögum síðan

    @Uncookedcat 069 Racist!

  • Uncookedcat 069

    Uncookedcat 069

    13 dögum síðan

    You from another country?

  • John Fell
    John Fell14 dögum síðan

    Joe stole to the election by cheating.some of the votes that he had where from dead people

  • MrRapmaster19

    MrRapmaster19

    13 dögum síðan

    Sorry but all 3 cases of voter fraud this election cycle were from Trump supporters. Your dictator lost, if you don't like Democracy go somewhere else.

  • Reece Griffin

    Reece Griffin

    13 dögum síðan

    The only proof of that is from a trump supporter trying to vote for his dead mother

  • Braeden Schilling
    Braeden Schilling14 dögum síðan

    America should be annexed by France 🇫🇷

  • Genelle Singleton
    Genelle Singleton14 dögum síðan

    Plot twist, it’s a chuck schumer senate

  • Teresa Cribelli
    Teresa Cribelli14 dögum síðan

    1:45 that didn’t age well

  • steve masuga
    steve masuga14 dögum síðan

    You scumbags are ok with dead people voting and scanning dem votes 3 and 4 times. Shame on you, you are Traitors and scumbags

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    It's been confirmed that the votes aren't fraud.

  • Sauce Boss
    Sauce Boss14 dögum síðan

    I'm going to delete my cats on all my gas engines and roll so much coal from my diesels until his term is over. Wide open throttle 24/7 dumping harsh emissions into our ozone. Thank you sunrise group haha. With a fleet of over a 100 vehicles should pump out enough untreated emissions.

  • A22DNAL
    A22DNAL15 dögum síðan

    "You About To Lose Yo Job!"😂

  • Marcus Carana
    Marcus Carana15 dögum síðan

    It's all good yall. The Dems also won the senate.

  • Douglas W
    Douglas W15 dögum síðan

    The problem with the Democrats is they literally want to let criminals and children and mentally ill people vote and decide if future of the country. That is terrifying.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    @Uncookedcat 069 These people never respond with proof.

  • Uncookedcat 069

    Uncookedcat 069

    13 dögum síðan

    And your proof?

  • An Adress

    An Adress

    14 dögum síðan

    That’s how trump was able to vote :)

  • H
    H15 dögum síðan

    joe biden will not be my president America On The Brink Of Civil War 2.0

  • Uncookedcat 069

    Uncookedcat 069

    13 dögum síðan

    Are you from another country that he isn't your president?

  • On Q Sports
    On Q Sports15 dögum síðan

    [Insert generic "this aged poorly" comment here]

  • Evan Swart
    Evan Swart15 dögum síðan

    The "other parties" from other countries like Canada, Great Britain, etc., don't actually embrace the policies, they just say they care about them, and then don't (at best they _don't_ repeal any legislation on those issues) Ask the average supporter of one of those parties and they won't agree with action on the issues you mentioned.

  • MrHistory808
    MrHistory80815 dögum síðan

    Nah a democrat senate sounds better

  • Bold and Brash
    Bold and Brash15 dögum síðan

    Guys, I think we all know that Jeb Bush won aight?

  • NHot 213
    NHot 21315 dögum síðan

    You mean "WHICH" Joe Biden won...there are so many to choose from.

  • Blake Dowdy
    Blake Dowdy15 dögum síðan

    no just to let yall know that trump won not biden but it was a rigd electoin

  • RGC_Wizard

    RGC_Wizard

    11 dögum síðan

    @Obi-Wan Kenobi I saw that because if his pfp

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    @RGC_Wizard What did you expect from a Trump voter?

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    @RGC_Wizard And he's like 20

  • RGC_Wizard

    RGC_Wizard

    15 dögum síðan

    You still can’t spell

  • Fernando Lopez
    Fernando Lopez15 dögum síðan

    Bed. Is presidente 🥰

  • Hurricane Ronnie
    Hurricane Ronnie15 dögum síðan

    Biden will never be my president

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    12 dögum síðan

    Unfortunately for you, history will not see it that way.

  • Uncookedcat 069

    Uncookedcat 069

    13 dögum síðan

    Well your more than more than welcome to leave the country if you'd like

  • The Flame Fist God

    The Flame Fist God

    14 dögum síðan

    Then leave. Get out of my country if you hate Biden

  • Gabenis

    Gabenis

    15 dögum síðan

    That's a bit too late innit

  • I just Disagree

    I just Disagree

    15 dögum síðan

    Never=in about twelve days

  • j 4art
    j 4art15 dögum síðan

    Nobody knows what democracy is anymore it's not no.

  • Karl T. D.
    Karl T. D.16 dögum síðan

    who's here after the democrats won georgia and thus, the senate?

  • Carson Middleton

    Carson Middleton

    7 dögum síðan

    Me too

  • drxpz boxed you

    drxpz boxed you

    10 dögum síðan

    Me

  • Every day Tech reviews

    Every day Tech reviews

    14 dögum síðan

    Me

  • Ray Dalio
    Ray Dalio16 dögum síðan

    Not my president

  • Oscar Vogel
    Oscar Vogel16 dögum síðan

    who’s here after the democrats won the senate

  • Red heavy

    Red heavy

    Degi Síðan síðan

    @Eddie sedano yeah no.

  • Darsh Agrawal

    Darsh Agrawal

    8 dögum síðan

    me

  • Eddie sedano

    Eddie sedano

    16 dögum síðan

    hahaha the title should be "what Joe Biden won"... thats it

  • Higor Oliveira
    Higor Oliveira16 dögum síðan

    Voting for Biden is basically killing Michel or Trevor in gta 5 at the end

  • Infinite Things
    Infinite Things16 dögum síðan

    “-and a Mitch McConnel senate" *This did not age well*

  • Peter Shen

    Peter Shen

    5 dögum síðan

    Lol

  • Infinite Things

    Infinite Things

    6 dögum síðan

    @Azhar Sofjan Kamala= 51

  • Azhar Sofjan

    Azhar Sofjan

    6 dögum síðan

    50 50

  • Infinite Things

    Infinite Things

    8 dögum síðan

    @Nil Matison then it’s a good thing trump is leaving so everything can go back to normal

  • Wyatt Murdoch

    Wyatt Murdoch

    9 dögum síðan

    Thank god!

  • Moorrie
    Moorrie16 dögum síðan

    Tampering with votes is a Federal Offence and is warranted for Fed Prison.

  • An Adress

    An Adress

    14 dögum síðan

    👌

  • Wm Matt
    Wm Matt16 dögum síðan

    And a mitch mcconnel senate. That didnt age well

  • Kief
    Kief16 dögum síðan

    oh boy did this age well. For the better i mean

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