WASHINGTON (Forsige) – After a deeply divisive presidency defined by a once-in-a-century pandemic, economic turmoil, and social unrest, Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States, denying Donald Trump a second term.
Kamala Harris shared a video of her phone call with Joe Biden shortly after they were declared the winners of the US presidential election.
“We did it,” Harris says in the video. “We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next president of the United States.”
The country’s new vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, sent a tweet celebrating her and Joe Biden’s win as a victory for the conscience of the nation.
“This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me,” Harris said. “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.”
Upon days of counting votes and record turnout across the country, Biden won the presidency by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20 election votes on Saturday morning.
Biden’s electoral college vote took the win in Pennsylvania to 290, surpassing the 270 expected to win the White House, according to TheGuardian reports.
With turnout predicted to hit its height in a century, a frightened and nervous nation elected a candidate who, after four years of upheaval, pledged to rule not as a Democrat but as an “American President” and vowed to be a unifying force.
The outcome also marked the unprecedented rise of Kamala Harris, the first woman of color and the first woman in American history to serve as vice-president.