After several days with no declared winner of the U.S. Presidential election, a declaration of victory of sorts was made for Joe Biden on Saturday. Barring recounts or confirmed rulings of fraud, it appears that Biden has pulled it off — only by the skin of his nose. This was the closest American election in U.S. history. President Donald Trump lost narrowly in swing states. It could have easily gone the other way. Amidst all this uncertainty, there are a few sweeping takeaways from this election, important factors and lessons that you will not hear about on CBC, CTV or CNN.