WE DID IT, JOE: KAMALA
The Times of India Delhi|November 08, 2020
Don’s Gone, It’s A New Dawn: At 78, Biden Will Be Oldest To Be Sworn In As US President, Harris (56) First Woman & First Person Of Colour To Be V-P
Chidanand.Rajghatta
Washington: It’s a home run for Joe Biden, who finally got the decisive Electoral College votes he needed from his boyhood home of Pennsylvania. Biden, who will be the 46th President of the US, and mixed-race Indian American Kamala Harris, his running mate, were projected as winners in the presidential election by ABC, CNN and other media outlets under an informal system long embraced by political parties, after a prolonged counting of votes that showed him with an insurmountable lead.

There was an explosion of joy and happy tears as people came out on the streets dancing and chanting. Some television pundits — notably Van Jones on CNN — broke down in tears as they explained the relief they felt at being freed from an ugly four-year term of a president who embodied some of the vilest human characteristics — racism, bigotry, narcissism, sexism, and an unrelenting disregard for truth, facts, and science.

Moments after the race was called, Harris, out on a walk with her husband Doug Emhoff, posted a video of her phone call to Biden in which she said, “We did it, we did it, Joe. You are going to be the next president of the United States.” Emhoff posted a photo of him hugging Kamala with the caption: So proud of you. Biden’s call sign on social media changed to “President-elect,” and Kamala Harris’s to “vice president-elect”.

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