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posted by martyb on Saturday November 07 2020, @07:10PM   Printer-friendly

Fox News (among many other outlets[*]) is reporting: Biden wins presidency, Trump denied second term in White House:

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has defeated President Trump, denying him a second term after a bitter campaign and dramatic, prolonged vote count in battleground states that sparked a flurry of lawsuits.

The Fox News Decision Desk projected Saturday that Biden will win the state of Nevada and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, giving the former vice president the electoral votes he needs to win the White House.

[...] "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. "In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America."

He added: "With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation."

Biden's campaign announced that the president-elect and Harris, his running mate, will speak at an event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware at 8 p.m. ET.

Joseph Biden would become the 46th President of the US; U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, the 49th Vice President.

Also at: NY Post, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, CNBC, and USA Today.

IMPORTANT: There are still votes to be counted, a recount has been requested in one state, and there are numerous court challenges launched by the Trump campaign. Further, nothing is official until the actual vote by the Electoral College.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by DeathMonkey on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:00PM (4 children)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:00PM (#1074290) Journal

    Good writeup and thanks for manning the desk.

    I get the impression this place is automated over the weekend so thanks for popping in.

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  • (Score: 2) by martyb on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:11AM

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:11AM (#1074426) Journal

    Good writeup and thanks for manning the desk.

    Thank you! I look at it as a privileged to serve the community. Many more thanks go to the rest of the editorial team!

    There's no way to give split credit on a story, so here's a hat tip to janrinok helped out on this story... thanks JR!

    (While I'm at it, kudos to fnord666 who just reached 5,800 stories [soylentnews.org] — thanks so much!)

    I get the impression this place is automated over the weekend so thanks for popping in.

    No more than any other day.

    Each story is selected from the submissions queue, reviewed/edited against the site's guidelines, and pushed out to the story queue with a release date and time.

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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:00AM (2 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:00AM (#1074592) Journal

    Automated? - no chance. It's a 7/7 job, although with lots of editors nobody should have to be here every day, as long as somebody is here. We can pre-load the queues if we have enough suitable material available on a Friday, but for things like this somebody has to be around. It takes 2 editors to release a story correctly.

    With only a handful of active editors - it's the same names. Look at the authors for each story.

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    • (Score: 0, Troll) by aristarchus on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:46AM (1 child)

      by aristarchus (2645) on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:46AM (#1074612) Journal

      Maybe if the editors, I don't know, accepted more of the communities submissions? Instead of their own biased view of what should be on the front page? Oh, sorry, I forgot who I am responding to! Yes! More STEM! Salaciousness, Termerity, Eridition, and Machination. That is what we all want!

      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:43PM

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:43PM (#1074645) Journal

        Every posted story is a community submission - not every community submission is a publishable story though...

        Maybe if certain submitters followed the guidelines instead of complaining then they would have more success - but you won't do that, will you? E.g [soylentnews.org]. "Be neutral and factual in both Subject and Summary. You can wait until the article is posted or, if you must, include your opinion clearly marked as opinion at the end of the Summary"

        It is also worth bearing in mind, from the same link in the paragraph above: "We aim for around 70% technology and science stories with the remainder being a mix of content with general interest to our community. Unusual stories with a technical theme have a very good chance of being published whereas something obscure and of limited appeal to our community is unlikely to make the front page."

        Put any topic you like in your journal - you can discuss anything you want there. We only edit those stories for which we are here to edit - namely, those that go on the front page. This site is much bigger than just the front page.

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