Joe Biden Secures the Presidency After Days of Delays

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After five days of awaiting the final ballot count, America welcomes the 46th President-Elect, Joe Biden, and the 49th Vice-President-Elect, Kamala Harris. On Nov. 7, 2020, the announcement was made that Biden would be the next President of the United States.

President-elect @JoeBiden posted his first Tweet to acknowledge “we the people:”

America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.

The president-elect secured 273 Electoral Votes, whereas the president had 213. Biden secured 50.5 percent of the popular vote.

Both former-Vice President Biden and Harris have experience working “across the aisle” in the Senate. After four years of gridlock in the Senate, Vice-President Elect Harris is now the Senate’s President.

They each bring firsts to the presidency:

  • Biden will be the oldest newly elected president when he takes office at 78 years old.
  • For the former VP, the third time is a charm. This was his third run for the office of the presidency.
  • Harris is the first woman elected to Executive office, the first Jamaican-South Asian, and she brings America it’s first male “second person.”

American Democrats feel a sense of relief now Donald Trump’s tyranny will end on January 21, 2021.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will address America at 8:00 p.m. CT from Willmington, Delaware.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware; Editor and Chief

Sources:

CNN Live: ‘Election Night In America’
The New York Times: Decision 2020; Election Coverage

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