President-elect Joe Biden’s grandchildren informed him that he had won the election after it was called for him at 11:25 am Saturday morning.
Hunter’s daughter, Naomi Biden, shared a photo of the moment they celebrated the end of the count as people took to the streets to celebrate his historic, but still unofficial, win.
His running mate, Kamala Harris, becomes the first woman of color to be the vice president of the United States. She was out in running clothes when the call came.
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
“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 wrote on Twitter.
Harris also tweeted: “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.”
The TV networks’ decision to call the race for Biden gives a go signal for congressional leaders and world leaders to continue outreach activities that usually go with a presidential transition.
“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,” Biden said in a statement.
He added: “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”
“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.”
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