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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: 4, Interesting) by meustrus on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:05PM (11 children)

    by meustrus (4961) on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:05PM (#1074382)

    There will always be sore losers. In recent history, though, the loser has congratulated the winner, every time. Bush Sr. did. Jimmy Carter did. Al Gore did, even in a much murkier situation when it came to which ballots were legitimate.

    But sure, there were sore losers in the electorate 4 years ago. They were completely shocked that Trump won back then, and they didn't want to believe that many people agree with him. Social media bubbles and all that. How many Trump supporters really actually didn't believe this was possible? I don't mean likely, I mean POSSIBLE.

    If there are sour grapes on the right over this election, it won't be like libs in 2016. May I remind you that all it amounted to was bitching and moaning? My fear is it would take a more "fuck the rules, 2nd amendment makes the rules now" route. We all know there are far more right-wing crazies than left-wing crazies with the will and means to attempt to overthrow the government.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:22PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:22PM (#1074393)

    Who is causing the unrest in Portland and Pennsylvania?

    Maybe you should do some research?

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by martyb on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:53PM (1 child)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:53PM (#1074418) Journal

      Who is causing the unrest in Portland and Pennsylvania?

      Trump?

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      • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:36AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:36AM (#1074507)

        So the new normal is I can do whatever the fuck I want, no matter how much it hurts people and breaks the law, and blame it on Biden. I like this new normal.

    • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:07AM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:07AM (#1074454) Journal

      Who is causing the unrest in Portland and Pennsylvania?

      Definitely not the people who just kicked Trump out of office unless you include being happy but also very sleepy in that list.

  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:00AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:00AM (#1074491)

    Cause CHOP/CHAP was right wing?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:15AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:15AM (#1074498)

      Because anyone that's not right wing is left wing?

    • (Score: 2) by meustrus on Monday November 09 2020, @09:04PM

      by meustrus (4961) on Monday November 09 2020, @09:04PM (#1075331)

      Say what you will, but there was no CHOP/CHAP when Obama was president.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @06:14AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @06:14AM (#1075579)

      Geez, almost like conservatives should support police reforms instead of constantly supporting them when they murder innocent Americans. Curious, did you have any condemnations for the Bundy clan occupation of a federal building? I wait here, holding my breath, hope I don't die before you grow a spine!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @05:22AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @05:22AM (#1074569)

    https://youtu.be/khK9fIgoNjQ?t=427 [youtu.be]

    Totally no congratulations there and both sides confirmed the phone call at the time.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:27AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:27AM (#1074605)

    That's why it's helpful to win the popular vote.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday November 09 2020, @01:49PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 09 2020, @01:49PM (#1075138) Journal

    If there are sour grapes on the right over this election, it won't be like libs in 2016. May I remind you that all it amounted to was bitching and moaning? My fear is it would take a more "fuck the rules, 2nd amendment makes the rules now" route. We all know there are far more right-wing crazies than left-wing crazies with the will and means to attempt to overthrow the government.

    I was in Albuquerque, New Mexico when Trump won in 2016. Some of the losers bitched and moaned in the middle of an interstate highway that night.