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Joe Biden Declared The 46th President-Elect Of The United States

Amy Pilkington 7 Nov 2020

When the polls began to close on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, we all knew that it would take a while before enough votes would be counted to declare a clear victor in this historic election.

It took until today, Saturday, November 7, for one of the final battleground states to come to a clear winner and allow multiple news outlets to officially call a projected winner of the job of president of the United States for the upcoming four years.

That projected winner is President-Elect Joe Biden.

The news comes as Pennsylvania is the first of the five (or six, depending on the outlet) battleground states the world has been watching finally reached enough tallied votes to make the outcome clear.

Still remaining to be called are: Nevada, Georgia, Alaska, North Carolina, and in some estimates, Arizona.

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Kamala Harris also makes history as the first vice president to be a woman and person of Black and South Asian heritage.

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There are not enough remaining ballots to be counted for the Trump campaign to likely catch up, which is what has prompted outlets to make their projection of the winners.

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Of course, the voting still isn't over and President Trump has made it clear that he intends to fight the results in court.

In a statement his campaign said:

"Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated."

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A few minutes after the announcements began to come in from multiple outlets, President-Elect Biden posted a thank you on Twitter.

He once again promised to be the president for all the American people and not simply those who voted for him.

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Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris also tweeted to thank the voters for support.

She also makes a point of saying that this isn't the end of the fight, but the beginning of a long process and a lot of hard work.

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Throughout Philadelphia and the country, people began taking to the streets to celebrate.

Though there is still so much work to come, it's clear that after so many days of waiting, people were ready to let off steam.

It is important to note that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. Thankfully, most people appear to be wearing their masks, which will do a lot to help curb any potential spread during these celebrations.

Biden is expected to address the nation at 8 PM EST.

h/t: NBC, CNN, Associated Press

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