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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: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:05AM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:05AM (#1074452)

    Enjoy your black lesbian president and her old white sugerdaddy.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:16AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:16AM (#1074463)

    Don't bother to tell it to me, I will.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:00AM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:00AM (#1074600)

    are you trying to say that the vice president got the position due to the color of her skin?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:58PM (6 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:58PM (#1074661)

      Well, it clearly wasn't her personality or her policy positions.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @06:50PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @06:50PM (#1074768)

        By that logic Pence must have gone to his knees inside the pentagram and sucked off Der Drumpfen all to summon the rebirth of jesus.

        Conservatives have become reeeeallllly weird.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:53PM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:53PM (#1074817)

        It's because she's a cop - woman and non-white are just extra points. I'm honestly surprised conservatives don't like her, as her resume shows a heavily authoritarian bent.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 09 2020, @07:58AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 09 2020, @07:58AM (#1075058)

          Quota hire.

        • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday November 09 2020, @01:58PM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 09 2020, @01:58PM (#1075141) Journal

          I'm honestly surprised conservatives don't like her, as her resume shows a heavily authoritarian bent.

          What's a conservative here? Some people, for example, lump libertarians in with conservatives. But the former won't ever like that "heavily authoritarian bent" by definition.

        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday November 10 2020, @02:17AM (1 child)

          by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Tuesday November 10 2020, @02:17AM (#1075457) Homepage Journal

          Progressives love authoritarian policies. They just want to write the policies. The only ones who don't are libertarians.

          --
          My rights don't end where your fear begins.
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @06:19AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @06:19AM (#1075582)

            Widdle birdie boo is pooping out his mouth, someone get him a birdie mask!