Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes saw Joe Biden cross the threshold of 270 votes required to take the White House Kamala Harris is the first woman elected Vice President Mr. Biden leads in Georgia and Arizona and declared winner in Nevada President Trump vowed to file legal challenges

WILMINGTON, Suppr – Joseph R Biden Jr was elected President of the United States on Saturday, defeating President Trump after campaigning on a pledge to restore civility and stability to American politics and to expand the role of the United States. government in leading the country through the growing coronavirus pandemic

Mr. Biden, 77, who will become the 46th president and oldest man ever sworn in, won 273 Electoral College votes after Pennsylvania was called for him, though the race was much closer than it was that many Democrats, Republicans and pollsters had predicted

The result also provided a historic moment for President-elect Biden’s vice-candidate Senator Kamala Harris of California, who became the first woman and the first woman of color to win a presidential ticket

With his third White House candidacy – after unsuccessful offers in 1988 and 2008, and after spending eight years as Vice President of President Barack Obama – Mr. Biden finally achieved a goal he had dreamed of for decades, ending a career in national politics that began with a victory in a 1972 Senate race here in Delaware. He was elected this year with the support of a diverse coalition of young voters, older voters, black Americans and college-educated white voters, especially women.

Mister Biden’s Triumph concluded an extraordinary election that was set to set modern turnout records, despite taking place amid a life-changing pandemic in the United States More than 100 million Americans voted ahead of election day as states sought to make the vote safer, putting the country on track for the highest turnout in a century after the final vote is counted. / p>

Mr. Biden also won the popular vote by nearly three percentage points and, with over 74 million votes, broke the voting record set by Mr. Obama in 2012 Mr. Trump received over 70 million votes – far more than the 63 million he received in 2016 when he defeated Hillary Clinton while losing the popular vote

Voters overcame fears over the coronavirus, long lines at the polls and thorny challenges of a transformed electoral system to deliver a verdict on M Trump’s Chaotic and Revolutionary Presidency Mr. Trump was the first incumbent to lose a candidacy for re-election since George HW Bush lost to Bill Clinton in 1992

Yet the race was not the landslide many Democrats hoped for: M Biden lost a number of important battlefield states where he had invested time and resources, most notably Florida, amid signs of challenges with a number of Latin American constituencies

The Trump campaign and Republican lawyers have already launched a broad legal attack to challenge Democratic votes and victories in major swing states, as part of a long, telegraphed effort to question the validity of the election

Mr. Trump, who declared the victory baseless on Wednesday morning, before votes were counted in several states, had regularly questioned the legitimacy of the election as polls showed him to lag behind, and he was not immediately clear how he would react to the news of M Biden’s victory

Much of Mr Biden’s ruling agenda could be based on his ability to work with Congress Democrats maintained their grip on the House but had a much narrower path to regain control of the Senate

Kamala Harris, a California senator and former presidential candidate, made history when she was elected Vice President of the United States

Her victory represents a handful of firsts: she will be the first woman, the first black woman, the first Indo-American woman and the first immigrant daughter to be sworn in as vice president

It also marks a milestone for a nation in upheaval, struggling with a long history of racial injustice.During her campaign, Ms Harris has faced racist and sexist attacks from Tories – including understood from President Trump – who refused to pronounce his name correctly

The daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, Mrs Harris, 56, epitomizes the future of a country that is becoming more and more racially diverse each year – even as the person voters have chosen for the top of the ticket is a 77 year old white male She brought a more vigorous campaign style to the race than that of President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr, including a giveaway to capture moments of raw political electricity on the debate stage and elsewhere

Former San Francisco District Attorney Ms. Harris was elected first black woman to become California Attorney General When she was elected US Senator in 2016, she became the second black woman in chamber history Almost immediately, she made a name for herself in Washington with her style of prosecutor withered in Senate hearings

Starting her presidential candidacy with tributes to Shirley Chisholm, Ms Harris was seen as a potential frontrunner for the Democratic nomination but left the race weeks before the votes were cast Part of her challenge, especially with the progressive wing of the party, was the difficulty she had to reconcile the positions she had taken as California attorney general with the current mores of her party.

As a running mate, Ms Harris has gone to great lengths to make it clear that she supports Mr Biden’s positions – although some differ from those she supported in the primary

And while she struggled to attract the very black voters and women she hoped could relate to her personal history when she first ran for office, she made a concerted effort as Mr. Biden’s running mate to reach people of color, some of whom have said they feel represented in national politics for the first time

WILMINGTON, Suppr – President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr will address the nation at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, his campaign said, after days of anticipation and anxiety among his supporters over the election outcome

Mister Biden was expected to speak from a flag-adorned outdoor stage near the Chase Center on the Riverfront, an event installation in Wilmington He will be joined by his wife, Jill, as well as Deputy Speaker-elect Senator Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff

In a statement written on Saturday, M Biden called on the nation to come together, a sentiment he will likely express in his remarks on Saturday night as well, “It’s time for America to unite,” he said “And to heal”

Saturday, M Biden spoke to ex-President Barack Obama, who congratulated him, as well as top Democrats in Congress, President Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer At one point, M Schumer held up his flip phone so that Mr. Biden could hear people cheering for him in Brooklyn

Meanwhile, M Biden’s advisers and allies were seriously considering the transition period, which they’ve been planning for months already

“He will show his respect to the roughly 68 million Americans who voted for his opponent by the way he conducts himself during the transition, by the way he speaks to the country as president-elect if that’s what happening and during his inauguration, “Senator Chris Coons of Delaware said on Friday” He will quickly begin contacting leaders from both sides to help them determine what is possible and what is the right path forward.”

And a number of officials who expected to be involved in the transition have said they believe Mr. Biden’s team is said to devote special attention to tackling health concerns, including how they will handle the coronavirus crisis

“There is no doubt that Covid has played an extremely important role in everything that has transpired in health care over the past few months,” said former Governor Jack Markell of Delaware, who also said he intended to get involved in the healthcare transition “The huge focus on Covid will continue”

But on Saturday in Wilmington news of the victory was still flowing Mister Biden’s campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon said she ran and her mother called to inform her CNN had called the race for his candidate When asked how she felt, she replied: “Ecstatic – a beautiful day for this county”, according to a report from the pool

“It’s wonderful”, Valerie Biden Owens, M Biden’s sister told a small group of reporters at the Westin Hotel in Wilmington minutes before CNN started the race, “It’s a wonderful thing for us, but it’s a better thing for America. “

Mister Biden’s younger brother James Biden was also on site at the Westin, where a coterie of Biden aides have camped out in recent days, and he said he spoke with the president-elect

As President Trump signaled his intention to continue fighting the results of an election he lost, some of his supporters – many of whom carried guns – rallied in the capitol buildings of the ‘State across the country

In some cities, tensions continued to escalate throughout the day on Saturday In Harrisburg, Pa., police began watching the scene from a distance, but intervened in the afternoon to guard supporters of M Trump and President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr separated Some Trump supporters carried what appeared to be assault rifles

In Salem, Ore, members of the far-right Proud Boys, a group known for its violent acts, gathered in a rally where people adopted the president’s baseless allegations of electoral fraud An person wearing a Proud Boys shirt sprayed pepper on someone and the video showed another person in the crowd pushing a photographer Police intervened

In Lansing, Michigan, right-wing activists chanted, “Whose streets? Our streets! and repeated M Trump’s false claim he won the election Video showed a scuffle, with people thrown to the ground near a row of portable toilets Many people carried guns

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s motorcade arrived at his private golf club in suburban Virginia on Saturday morning as news agencies ended days of waiting, declaring him the loser in his re-election bid against the ‘former vice-president Joseph R Biden Jr

Helpers called M Trump to let him know their predictions over the past few days had come true: all major media had called for the race to M Biden’s president wasn’t surprised, they said, but that didn’t change his plans to move forward with legal challenges that several of his own advisers had warned him were at best by far

The president’s decision to visit his club on Saturday morning meant he was not at home as thousands gathered to celebrate Mr. Biden’s victory near the White House, cheering for ousting the president and waving signs saying “THE ASSET IS OVER” and “YOU ARE SHOT”

Aides said that M Trump has no plans to immediately concede defeat as his campaign has vowed to continue to lead the legal battle across the country in a last ditch effort to somehow reverse the flow of votes that delivered the White House to M Biden In a statement, M Trump said that M Biden tries to ‘mistakenly pose’ as the winner

“The point is, this election is far from over,” the president said, less than two hours after tweeting the false claim that “I WON THIS ELECTION, A LOT!”, which drew a warning from Twitter that was premature “From Monday our campaign will begin to take our case to court to ensure that election laws are fully respected and the legitimate winner is seated”

Mr. Trump’s advisers said they didn’t think he would attempt to deny Mr. Biden to take his place in the White House in January But they described him as in complete denial that he had been fired from the presidency and said he refused to drop his charges that Democrats robbed him victory

The president’s tone – in his statement he accused Democrats of wanting “ballots to be counted even if they are fraudulent, fabricated or cast by ineligible or deceased voters” – was a stark contrast to Mr. Biden, who called for unity in a nationwide speech on Friday night as it became clear that he was drawing closer to victory

Even some of M Trump’s longest-running advisers, like former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, have publicly said he needs real evidence to make the claims he is making

With the stroke called for M Biden, the mechanism for a formal power transition – including millions of dollars in federal funding for M Biden’s squad are about to start roaring in Washington, even as aides say the president tentatively plans to escape to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Florida, at the end of the next week, for at least a few days

Mr. Trump left the golf course on Saturday afternoon and returned to the White House where crowds of Biden supporters had gathered outside

On Saturday, White House advisers began to confront the reality that Mr. Trump will be a lame president in the White House – or one of his private properties – for the next two and a half months, lashing out at his suspected enemies on Twitter and asserting the power of his office even as the pandemic continues. coronavirus continues to rage across the country

Earlier on Saturday morning, before the race call for M Biden, Twitter flagged all of President Trump’s early morning tweets, calling them disputed and potentially misleading after making baseless statements about election irregularities

Mr. Trump had focused his anger on Pennsylvania, the state that would later seal his fate as one-term president Mr. Trump was following Mr. Biden by around 28,000 votes in that state when he tweeted

Within an hour, Twitter had put a warning tag on all four of the president’s tweets, indicating that the content of his claims “could be misleading about an election or other civic process “

Twitter has become increasingly aggressive in reporting M Trump’s False Statements Even as the President, in the days after election day, spread false stories about “illegal ballots” and demanded that local officials in several states stop counting ballots prematurely

In a phone interview with The New York Times, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York called out President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr.The victory of victory is a first step, but she paused by expressing her confidence in the fact that the incoming Democratic administration would have a good working relationship with the left wing of the party

“We have probably interrupted this steep descent,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to the impeachment of President Trump “And the question is whether and how we are going to rebuild ourselves”

The measured optimism was a sign of the looming fights for Democrats, who saw a mixed set of results on election day Mr Biden defeated Mr. Trump by a convincing Electoral College margin, but results in several states were narrower than expected Democrats also lost seats in the House of Representatives and failed to win major Senate races

Ms Ocasio-Cortez rejected the idea, supported by some in her Democratic caucus, that progressive proposals such as “Medicare for all” should be blamed for Democratic losses. She said she believed things as the lack of canvassing and digital organization hurt the party more

“I think what we’ve learned is that high turnout elections aren’t automatically Dem wins,” she said. “But also when we target the participation rate for us in a very targeted way, it is absolutely beneficial. I believe we’ve learned that we can’t run away from progressive politics. I don’t think it’s decisive one way or the other “

Ms Ocasio-Cortez herself was re-elected in New York despite Republicans investing millions of dollars to challenge her in the primary and general election She said her own experience fending off GOP attacks sheds light on her thinking

“There will be some very effective Republican messages every cycle,” she said. “And if you keep trying to play around with that message or that message, you know, you’re never going to go away. ‘before “

President Trump’s already daunting odds for a change in election outcome appeared to diminish even further in key states during the ongoing vote count on Saturday

President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr Advance of 37,000 votes on M Trump in Pennsylvania was just outside the State 0’s 5% margin threshold for automatic recounts, and M Biden’s team expected that number to increase to tens of thousands of votes before state results were certified

Pennsylvania election officials may force recounts with higher margins if they feel there have been enough irregularities, but even Republican state leaders have said they have yet to see any evidence of generalized problems A minimum of three voters can request a recount in each county Even if Pennsylvania or certain counties were to conduct a recount, Mr. Trump would have a huge deficit in the vote count to overcome

In Arizona, although M Biden’s advantage over M Trump tightened to just over 21,000 votes on Saturday afternoon, still above the 0 1% margin that triggers an automatic recount there

In Nevada, any candidate can apply for a recount and must do so by Wednesday But that candidate must pay for the process, and Mr. Trump would likely find this a bad investment: His deficit was in the order of 26,000 votes with 97% of constituencies saying There were more exceptional votes in blue counties than in red counties, and recounts rarely generate , if ever, thousands of new votes for a losing candidate

The only state where an automatic recount seemed almost certain was in Georgia As early as Saturday morning, Mr. Biden drove M Trump there by over 7,000 votes

Gabriel Sterling, an official in the Secretary of State’s office, said a pool of around 4,200 ballots, most of them missing, remained to be counted in four counties: Floyd, Cobb, Cherokee and Gwinnett, where the largest slice is to be counted and which contains suburban Atlanta communities that have shifted from Republican leaning to Democratic leaning in recent years

The state must also process ballots from military and foreign voters, which will be counted if they arrived in the mail before the end of work on Friday and were postmarked before Tuesday Mr Sterling said the count was not official votes could be finished by the end of the weekend

Overall, of the 31 state-wide recounts held in the United States since 2000, the average change in the number of votes has been 430, or 0024 percent of the total vote, according to one analysis of the non-profit organization Fair Vote

But even if M Trump was ultimately to win the state and wrest victory from Mr. Biden in Arizona and Nevada, he would still be way below what he would need to claim the Electoral College presidency

LONDON – For a world that held its breath as American voters went to the polls last Tuesday to elect a president, the triumph of President Trump’s Joseph R Biden Jr has aroused many emotions, but above all a deep sigh of relief

As news from Mr Biden’s victory on Saturday reverberated from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to Asia, foreign leaders showered him with congratulations Diplomats and Commentators have expressed gratitude, satisfaction, and even quiet jubilation that a new president would bring back a much needed return to normalcy – something that abruptly vanished the day Mr. Trump took office

“Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said in a Twitter message to Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris “I can’t wait to work together and develop this with you two”

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: “We look forward to cooperation with the next US administration We want to invest in our cooperation, for a transatlantic restart, a New Deal”

For many world leaders, the importance of this election was just as much to remove Mr. Trump as raising M Biden

The former vice president, now president-elect, is a familiar fixture on the world stage, a centrist Democrat who is likely to restore the traditional ways and methods of American power overseas Mr. Trump, who doesn’t held no public office before the presidency, was a great disruptor, leaving alliances in tatters and questioning the liberal international order the United States helped build after WWII

“I feel optimistic, for the first time in quite a while,” said Simon Fraser, former British diplomat. “I don’t expect a drastic change in American foreign policy, but I do expect a change in body language and tone, and a shift from unilateralism to working with allies”

For American allies on the European continent, the relief was even more palpable Mr. Trump enthusiastically advocated Brexit because he saw it as a way to undermine the European Union He levied tariffs on products Europeans, withdrew from the Paris climate agreement and harassed France and Germany over their NATO dues

Even the European leaders who worked to cultivate M Trump, like French President Emmanuel Macron, finally gave up Diplomats said those leaders hoped to restore the transatlantic relationship with Mr. Biden, who analysts in Washington say would make fixing frayed ties with Europe a priority

“You will be able to have a coherent conversation with a normal guy,” said Gérard Araud, former French Ambassador to Washington, who took part in the often discursive exchanges between Mr. Trump and Mr Macron

Mr. Araud declared that the ascent of M Biden – a ‘nice guy, a smiley guy’ as he put it – would have emotional resonance for many Europeans, especially the older ones, who struggled to reconcile Mr. Trump’s inflexible view of “America first” with the generous, albeit imperfect, country they knew in the post-war era

“They must love America”, M Araud said “There is a sentimental relationship with America, which Americans always underestimate”

President Trump’s staunchest supporters greeted the news of his re-election defeat with a mixture of anger, disappointment, resignation and skepticism on Saturday, with some hoping their favorite candidate could still win in the coming days

Across the country, M Trump’s backers have come together as several media organizations, including the New York Times, called for the election of Joseph R Biden Jr, the Democratic candidate – heralding the end of a presidency that has divided the population

The rallies, on the whole, were much more low-key than the scenes taking place on the streets of major Democratic-leaning cities like New York where cheers, honks and general joy erupted on Saturday afternoon.

In Houston, Larry Thompson, 75, said he did not believe news agency calls to run, echoing a view shared by Trump supporters gathered to protest the results

Yet he admitted that “if it is a legitimate vote, I will have confidence in my country”

“I want my guy to win,” he said, “but if he loses just and bluntly, I’m”

Outside of Miami, where voters helped tip Florida into M Trump’s column, about two dozen people, mostly Cuban Americans supporting M Trump, gathered outside La Carreta restaurant to protest President-elect Biden’s victory Drivers honked their horns, waving Make America Great Again hats at the window Some people waving Biden flags and driving in the opposite direction shouted “come home ! ”

Maura Sheesley, 60, who wore a Trump mask and hat, and a flag in each hand, vowed to fight to the end Although there were no credible allegations of voter fraud, Ms Sheesley said she believed fraud had been committed in connection with mail-in ballots

“He won’t stop, and neither will those who support him,” she said of Mr. Asset

But Jodi Lavoie-Carnes, 48, a dental hygienist who lives in Dover, NH, and has supported M Trump, was more circumspect

She said she was shocked and disturbed by the boisterous celebrations by Biden supporters, who had gathered in her town, holding up secular anti-Trump placards The tone was so negative that she wondered what to expect for the country

“I’m like, are you serious?” she said, adding that it was M Biden’s responsibility to keep the tone of the civil celebrations “The tongue doesn’t have to be there My kids have to lead this way”

Like other Trump supporters, Ms Lavoie-Carnes said she had reservations about the vote count in some states and supported recounts

But she also said she would accept the outcome of any recounts, whatever they are

“If it is true that he got legitimate, true votes that are not fraudulent, he is my president for the next four years, and I will accept him,” she said about by M Biden “I’m not going to go in there and scream and scream I’m going to go on with my life”

From Los Angeles to the White House to the steps of Trump Tower in New York City, celebrations erupted across the United States on Saturday after news finally broke that Joseph R Biden Jr had won the election. presidential

The champagne bottles and the tears were so much for M Biden, the 77-year-old former vice president and career politician as they were for the ouster of President Trump, whose divisive rhetoric has contributed to the deep polarization that has plagued the country since the Black Lives Matter protests in the over the summer, crowds haven’t gathered in an era of a global pandemic – masked, of course, but not even making the slightest attempt at social distancing Such a moment seemed to call for something other than that

“It’s so nice to see everyone so happy,” said Demoz Desta, 29, who emerged from the grocery store to find a sudden commotion in the streets of Chicago. “It feels good to know that I’m not the only one And we haven’t had the chance to be happy together for so long “

In the weeks leading up to the election, an anxious nation braced for protests and unrest after the race was decided Yet, in large, heavily democratic cities at least, a palpable sense of joy overwhelmed any suggestion of violence some expected after a bitter campaign

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., a large group, many of whom were people of color, began to sing in front of the White House, chanting Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless the USUNE”

Agi Joseph, 43, from Gambia in West Africa, said Mr. Trump’s tenure, in which he called Haiti and several African countries a ‘shitty country’, had made her feel forgotten and hated, but on Saturday she felt seen ‘That’s why I came at USUNE, “SP Joseph said” United, we’ve been – we’ve been divided for so long, it’s time for this to end “

On the outskirts of Milwaukee, Michael Jeske walked into his backyard and blew up a conch Bjorn Hansen received a text from Europe in Kent County, Michigan, and pumped his fist Derrick McConnell of Detroit a jumped up and cried, “Thank you, Jesus!”

“I am dizzy”, M Jeske’s wife Karren said through tears, sharing that she quit her job to volunteer full-time for Democratic groups seeking to win over Wisconsin voters “The nightmare is over”

President Trump could promise to fight in his bid to turn the tide of the presidential election despite unanimous calls from major media organizations to nominate former Vice President Joseph R Biden Jr as the winner

But his legal campaign, which has already failed to gain traction in court, now has a new challenge in its other main arena, the political realm

As passionate as M Trump’s core of supporters can be, and as large as his popular vote was, he was millions less than that of Mr. Biden, whose share of vote has already broken records even as it continues to grow with the tally

On Saturday, the Trump campaign released a statement from the president saying, “The simple fact is this election is far from over.” On Monday, the president said, “Our campaign will start taking our case to court to ensure that electoral laws are fully respected and that the legitimate winner is seated”

The only modern historical antecedent at the moment is the 2000 recount, when Al Gore sought to avoid a winning outcome for George W Bush in Florida who would decide the presidency

Mr. Trump is now, indeed, in the role of Mr. Gore, only with fewer advantages than M Gore had in his fight finally lost Mr. Gore won the popular vote; Mr. Trump lost it decisively

Mr. Gore faced a deficit in the hundreds of votes in Florida; Mr. Trump faces deficits of several thousand – in some cases tens of thousands – in every state he challenges

The most devastating argument M Bush had against M Gore was that M Gore was disputing a losing result – a fact his supporters hammered home with a ruthless campaign to paint M Gore as a “sore loser”, going so far as to print signs, stickers and T-shirts proclaiming M’s Democratic ticket Gore and Senator Joseph Lieberman as “Sore-Loserman”

Mr. Gore, at least, had one thing to rest his hopes on After calling the Florida run for him and then Mr. Bush, TV stations and The Associated Press brought Florida back to the indecisive column and left it there as the fight unfolded in court, where Mr. Gore won several important decisions

Mr. Trump had yet to achieve substantial victories in court until Saturday (a Supreme Court ruling Friday night in his favor simply reiterated pre-existing guidance from Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar), while network calls have spread

There is of course an important difference Mr. Trump has a powerful media ecosystem behind his back, which amplifies his statements and claims, however false, to millions of people And Fox News, a network that began in 2000, is now the top-rated news network in the country, and its nightly hosts are more firmly behind it than they have been behind any president in the network’s history.

On Fox, Saturday afternoon, a member of M Trump’s legal advisory team Harmeet Dhillon said the campaign would make several new legal filings on Monday Some but not all, she said, would include new allegations of fraud, but refused to enter into them. details

Minutes after the 2020 presidential race was called for Joseph R Biden Jr, and Kamala Harris, prominent Democrats backing the former vice president and his running mate applauded their victory as the first step towards a more American future radiant

The Democrats who ran against M Biden in the 2020 primary, including former mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend Ind, climate activist Tom Steyer and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts all offered their congratulations

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most famous figures of the progressive left, also spoke kind words, as did world leaders such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

And former President Barack Obama sent his own statement praising Mr. Biden and Ms Harris in which he said his former vice president would “do the job” of president with “the best interests of every American at heart”

“I encourage every American to give it a chance and support it,” said Mr. Obama said

Congratulations to my friends, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris – our next President and Vice President of the United States imageTwittercom / febgqxUi1y

Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, whose approval of the approaching Democratic state primary was a turning point in the race and a huge boost for Mr. Biden said his victory “marks a new chapter for our country”

“In the face of unprecedented challenges, Americans have chosen you to pull us out of chaos and to build a stronger community,” he wrote on Twitter “Today, I am optimistic for a better future “

Congratulations to 46th President Joe Biden Your victory marks a new chapter for our country In the face of unprecedented challenges, Americans have chosen you to pull us out of chaos and build a stronger community Today, I hope for a better future imageTwittercom / HV7gefLKRz

Maya Harris, Ms Harris’s Sister, immediately recalled their mother, Shyamala, whose Vice President-elect has often discussed during the campaign to tell her story and share her values ​​Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the actress who for years played a vice president in HBO’s comedy “Veep”, made sure to note: “‘Madam Vice President’ is no longer a fictional character”

The Trump campaign, for its part, has said it will continue to pursue its legal challenges, and Mr. Trump issued a statement in which he said he ‘will not rest until the American people get the honest vote count they deserve and democracy demands”

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House and one of the M Trump’s staunchest supporters have insisted unfounded the media jumped the gun and declared the race winner before the recounts started and the lawsuits rolled out

Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley also objected to the presidential call on Saturday “The media can’t figure out who the president is People do When all the legal votes are counted, with recounts completed and fraud allegations processed, we’ll know who’s the winner “

But in one of the first statements made by a Republican lawmaker on Saturday, Representative Fred Upton of Michigan claimed a Biden victory “I raise my hand and pledge to work with President-elect Biden,” he declared

Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, sent his own congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms Harris, conferring on them the titles of “President-elect” and “Vice-President-elect” in his tweeted statement

“We both know them as people of good will and admirable character,” he said “We pray that God will bless them in the days and years to come”

And Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who failed to defeat Mr. Trump in the 2016 Democratic primary said it was time to “heal deep wounds” and added he would “pray” for Mr. Biden’s success

Congratulations to President-elect Biden I have prayed for our President most of my adult life I will pray for you and your success Now is the time to heal the deep wounds Many count on you to lead the way

The specter of a protracted legal battle could not dampen the enthusiasm of the Democratic Party leaders who knew and worked with Mr. Biden for years

President Nancy Pelosi, in a statement, said voters “elected a unifier who values ​​faith, family and community, and who will work tirelessly to heal our nationAnd Senator Chuck Schumer, the leader of the minority, said the American people have “placed their trust in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” to deal with the challenges posed by the virus, the economy and global warming in the United States. years to come

In a statement, Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee said that by electing Mr. Biden, “The American people chose hope” and “dignity and opportunity for all”

“To the families of those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and to all of our Americans who yearn for change, our message is simple: you will finally get the leadership you deserve”

And Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic candidate who won the popular vote but ultimately lost to M Trump, said voters issued a ‘repudiation’ of the president and offered a riff on one of his campaign slogans

Voters have spoken and chose @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president This is a historic post, a repudiation from Trump and a new page for America Thanks to everyone who has helped to achieve this Onward, together imageTwittercom / YlDY9TJONs

The election of Joseph R Biden Jr. sparked powerful reactions across the country, but few resonate as deeply as the on-air emotional response to President Trump’s defeat by CNN contributor Van Jones – who cited George Floyd’s final words to express his sense of relief and justification

“I can’t breathe” – it wasn’t just George Floyd, it was a lot of people who thought they couldn’t breathe, “said M Jones, a former Obama administration official, bursts into tears moments after the network called the race for M Biden

“You spend a lot of your life energy trying to hold it together,” M added. Jones, who is black “And that’s a big deal for us just to be able to get some peace and have a chance to reset”

Mr. Jones said that Mr. Trump had made the manifestation of “racism” acceptable openly, and said he feared for the safety of his family under his presidency

“And it’s easier for a lot of people”, after M Trump’s defeat, he says “If you are a Muslim in this country you don’t have to worry that the president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant you don’t have to worry if the president will be happy to make you tear babies “

As thousands of people cheered, danced and honked in New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta, M Jones summed up the sentiments of many of Trump’s critics, overwhelmed by the relief that Mr. Trump had been defeated

“This is a justification for a lot of people who have really suffered,” he said as he began to sob. “It’s a good day for this country I’m sorry for the people who lost, but for the most part it’s a good day “

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Former Rep. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Republican, questioned calling the race in his home state until all provisional ballots were counted, claiming the race was not “not finished”

Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue was fighting for his political life on Saturday in a contest that could determine which party controls the Senate, as his reelection bid headed for a January runoff against Jon Ossoff, his democratic challenger

Monsieur Perdue had a very fine lead over M Ossoff in a contest that demonstrated the emerging strength of Democrats in what was once a Republican stronghold in the Deep South Neither candidate claimed a majority of the vote amid a prolonged tally, according to the Associated Press

The inconclusive result set up a drastic rematch between M Perdue and Mr Ossoff on Jan 5, and placed Georgia at the center of the nation’s political fray as Joseph R Biden Jr appeared on track to win the White House The state had already been programmed to decide the fate of its other Senate seat in a second round of special elections between Rev Dr Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, on the same day This makes it almost certain that the Georgia twin races will determine which party controls the House just two weeks before the next presidential inauguration

“Change has happened in Georgia”, M Ossoff said at a rally on Friday, “and Georgia is part of the coming change in America” ​​

If M Biden wins the White House and Democrats win both Georgia seats, they would draw the Senate 50-50, effectively taking control of the chamber, given the vice president’s power to vote for a tiebreaker. it’s a tall order in a state with deep conservative roots, and Republicans felt reasonably confident they could hold on to at least one of the seats needed to deny Democrats a majority.

Two more Senate races, in North Carolina and Alaska, had yet to be called but the Republicans led both and expected to win, placing them at 50 seats against the Democrats’ 48

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