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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: 5, Insightful) by qzm on Sunday November 08 2020, @04:20AM (6 children)

    by qzm (3260) on Sunday November 08 2020, @04:20AM (#1074545)

    He pulled out troops from all over the middle east, and started to get actual agreements between countries.
    Unlike Mr Peace Prize before him, who increased the troops and drone bombed weddings..

    He also tightened up H1B rules hugely - probably one side of why all the big tech firms (who hate paying going rate wages..) are so against him.

    You may not like him, but the fact that he actually DID things is hard to argue.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:08AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:08AM (#1074604)

    The most things.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:36AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:36AM (#1074608)

      I mark them troll, when they lie, since we have no mendacity mod.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @11:49PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @11:49PM (#1074897)

    He pulled out troops from all over the middle east, and started to get actual agreements between countries.

    And yet we're still in the 7+ wars overseas that we were in when he came into office. He could have pulled us out, but he didn't. Obama also played with the troop levels; that means nothing.

    He also tightened up H1B rules hugely - probably one side of why all the big tech firms (who hate paying going rate wages..) are so against him.

    And we also saw massive numbers of jobs exported under his administration. That never stopped.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by PartTimeZombie on Monday November 09 2020, @02:20AM (2 children)

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Monday November 09 2020, @02:20AM (#1074950)

    Drone strikes make everyone look bad, so let's not talk about them, ok? [bbc.com]

    Like everything about Trump, what he said he did was probably a lie.

    You may not like him, but the fact that he actually DID things is hard to argue.

    What he DID was play golf. A lot of golf, and you should be angry about the amount of money that cost you. [trumpgolfcount.com]