Joe Biden Becomes the 46th President of the United States

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The BBC projects that Mr. Biden has won the key swing state of Pennsylvania, helping him to reach 270 electoral college vote threshold required to assure the White House. But the Trump campaign announced that their candidate is not planning to give in.

“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” the new president said in his latest statement.

This makes Mr. Trump the first one-term president since George H. W. Bush.

The 2020 election has generated the highest turnout since 1900. Joe Biden has won more than 74 million votes so far, the highest number ever recorded for a US presidential candidate. Donald Trump has drawn more than 70 million, the second-highest result in history.

Mr. Biden has run for the White House before. In 1988 he withdrew from the race and in 2008 he revoked his candidacy and instead joined Obama’s ticket.

The 45th President of the US has repeatedly said he wants to determine the outcome of elections in the Supreme Court. “Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seater,” Trump said in his statement.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi published a statement celebrating Joe Biden’s projected win. “It’s a time to heal and a time to grow together,” Pelosi said in her statement.

Kamala Harris, 56, will make a history as a first woman and first woman of color to become the Vice President of the United States. She served as the junior US senator from California since 2017. This will eventually be a turning point for the Americans who are still fighting for a deep-rooted racial injustice in the country. Even though the Americans voted for 77-year-old white man, Ms. Harris epitomizes the future of more racially diverse US.

Harris’ personal biography distinguishes her from every other high-ranking female politician. She is the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, determinant that made Kamala Harris familiar with racial justice issues.

Her goal is to represent the unheard voices of women and black voters, who seem to be mostly underrepresented. Hence, she endeavored to become Biden’s running mate and reach out to those people.

Once Joe Biden is officially announced as the 46th president, only few months will be left until Kamala Harris takes an oath of office of the Vice President of the US. Being a first woman (of color) to serve as the VP, she will be conscientiously judged for her work in the White House.

“I want to be able to tell my great-great-grandchildren how it felt for a woman to be vice president,” she said. “I just got to go.”