Joe Biden is set to become the 46th president of the United States, capping a tumultuous and tension-filled campaign during a historic pandemic against President Donald Trump.
– Americans take to streets to celebrate Biden win
From New York to Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, Americans are cheering, honking horns and taking to the streets to celebrate Biden’s win.
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder and executive director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, said in a statement, “Black voters showed up in huge numbers to turn this country around and remove the racist in the White House. What is abundantly clear is Black voters were the factor that tipped the scales in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, especially in Rust Belt battleground states. It’s striking that the same people who have been treated the worst by our democracy are doing the most to save it.”
“We congratulate Joe Biden on becoming President, and particularly Kamala Harris, on becoming the country’s first woman – a Black woman – to serve as Vice President. This historic win is a testament to the work Black women have been doing in the streets, in this campaign, and at every level of politics,” Cullors said.
– Kamala Harris tweets: ‘Let’s get started’
“This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me,” Harris says on Twitter.
“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.”
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.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020