Joe Biden to Become the 46th President of the United States

Kamal Harris Makes History as First Woman Elected Vice President

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris made history, with Harris becoming the first woman to be elected Vice President of the U.S.

It’s a historical event. It’s projected that Joe Biden will win the 2020 presidency and become the 46th President of the United States, according to The Associated Press and NBC News. 

While ballots continue to be counted, Biden (290) surpassed the necessary 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. With his win, he becomes the oldest elected president at 77 years old. In addition, President-elect Biden won more popular votes than any other presidential candidate in U.S. history, with more than 74 million votes.

“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” tweeted President-elect Biden. “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.”

Biden wasn’t the only one to make history today. Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris becomes the first woman and first woman of color to be elected Vice President of the U.S.

“This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” tweeted Vice-President-elect Harris.

For days, Americans watched the polls in anticipation. The turning point came when President-elect Biden won Nevada and Pennsylvania, catapulting him into the Oval Office. With Biden’s victory, he closes the book on the Trump-era in D.C., making Trump the first single term president since George H.W. Bush (1992). According to Axios, Biden plans to announce a new 12-member Coronavirus task force Monday.

 

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