US Presidential Election: Democracy has been battered and bruised but Joe Biden’s victory shows it has survived

A Secret Service officer on patrol at the White House in Washington yesterday. President Donald Trump has yet to concede the 2020 presidential election after Joe Biden was declared the winner. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Gara LaMarche

The main thing, the absolutely crucial thing, has been accomplished. Donald Trump’s Presidency will be ended. Democracy in the United States has been battered and bruised the last four years, but it will have gone to the brink and survived.