It’s now official that Democrat Joe Biden has won the Presidency after beating the incumbent President Donald Trump by flipping the state of Pennsylvania blue and claiming more than the 270 Electoral College votes required for the White House.
Biden and his Vice, Kamala Harris who, through their victory will become the first black woman to become Vice-President of the US., will be swearing-in as the 46th President of United States.
However, with the official result announced announced by Associates Press (AP), Donald Trump becomes the first president to be denied a second term since 1992.
Reports has it that Trump was at his golf course when the result was declared. He refused to concede and vowed to fight the outcome in court.
Biden has flooded the micro blog with victory speech. This is even as he has changed his Twitter profile to President-elect.
The speech read below…
“I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify.
“Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States.
“And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.
“For America’s educators, this is a great day: You’re going to have one of your own in the White House, and Jill is going to make a great First Lady.
“To all those who volunteered, worked the polls in the middle of this pandemic, local election officials — you deserve a special thanks from this nation.
We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life’s most precious moments — hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us — until we get this virus under control.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
“It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric.
“To lower the temperature.
“To see each other again.
“To listen to each other again.
“The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season — a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal.
“This is the time to heal in America.
“We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life’s most precious moments — hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us — until we get this virus under control.
“Now that the campaign is over—what is the people’s will? What is our mandate?
“I believe it is this: Americans have called on us to marshal the forces of decency and the forces of fairness. To marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.
“I believe that this is part of the mandate from the American people. They want us to cooperate.
“That’s the choice I’ll make. And I call on the Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — to make that choice with me.
“Especially for those moments when this campaign was at its lowest — the African American community stood up again for me. They always have my back, and I’ll have yours.
“Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe.
“And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.
“With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.
“A nation united.
“A nation strengthened.
“A nation healed.
“The United States of America.
Watch the President-elect, Joe Biden’s address here:
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
Indians celebrate Harris’ win
Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris’ election as Joe Biden’s running mate, overjoyed people in Thulasendrapuram, Harris’ Indian grandfather’s hometown are setting off firecrackers, carrying her placards and offering prayers.
Groups gathered at street corners of the tiny village of Thulasendrapuram, population 350, reading newspapers and chatting about the Democrats’ victory before moving to the temple.
A woman wrote in color powder outside her home: “Congratulations Kamala Harris. Pride of our village. Vanakkam (Greetings) America.”
Harris ushers in a new era for girls around the world – Analysis
Kamala Harris’ first speech as Vice-President-elect did not just underscore the historic nature of her victory; it was also a reminder of the fragility of democracy.
Invoking the memory of late civil rights icon John Lewis, who wrote before his death this year that “democracy is not a state, it is an act”, Harris told the ecstatic crowd in Delaware: “What he meant is that America’s democracy is not guaranteed – it is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it, and never take it for granted.”
“When our very democracy was on the ballot in this election, with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching, you ushered in a new day,” she added.
I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities – Harris
I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. pic.twitter.com/E4GYfr2QoO
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2020
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