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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: 2) by deimtee on Sunday November 08 2020, @06:38AM (9 children)

    by deimtee (3272) on Sunday November 08 2020, @06:38AM (#1074586) Journal

    As the AC says, they won't be going into Syria. They'll be going into Iran.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:35AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @09:35AM (#1074607)

    C'mon! Dick "Dick" Dick Cheney is on his second decade on a stolen young man's heart, and his daughter does not qualify for a Wyoming fishing license for another two years, so the chance of the "Projection for aNew Amercian Centoblast" taking over again, is rather slime. Wolfowitz is still trying to get oral sex, so actual military action is not in his portfolio. And The most Clinton ever did, was a cruise missile attack on Al Quaida bases in Afghanistan, which is about what Trump did in Syria. So what was your point, again? If Trump attempts to flee to any country, we should declare a hot pursuit, legal under the current laws of armed conflict? Or, are you just an asshole Republican warmonger? Reagan: Grenada. Bush, GW, Panama. Clinton? Not so much. GW? Afghanistan, Iran, Somalia, and Florida. Republicans are less invasive? Not. Eisenhower: Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatamala, El Salvador. And, a left over, Cuba. Yeah, Trump is only like that because of bone spurs and being traumatized by a Miltiary Academy his father sent him to, after he caught him with a switch-blade. True! Look it up.

    • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:25PM (4 children)

      by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:25PM (#1074654) Homepage Journal

      With Grenada, the US was invited in by its head of state.

      • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Monday November 09 2020, @02:05AM (3 children)

        by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Monday November 09 2020, @02:05AM (#1074943)

        Grenada's head of state was dead when America invaded. [wikipedia.org]

        The overthrow of a moderately socialist government by one which was strongly pro-communist concerned the administration of US President Ronald Reagan.

        No surprises there then.

        Reagan claimed the new airport runway could be used by the Soviets to refuel military aircraft heading to Central America, despite that making no sense, and also being a lie.

        • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Monday November 09 2020, @03:58AM (2 children)

          by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 09 2020, @03:58AM (#1074979) Homepage Journal

          Grenada's head of state was its governor general. As such, he's the one with the right to call elections, but the government used its usurped power to prevent the election.
          That's when he (in exile) called on the US to invade.

          • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Monday November 09 2020, @08:28PM (1 child)

            by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Monday November 09 2020, @08:28PM (#1075309)

            It took me a little while, but you're right:

            ...Scoon, acting through secret diplomatic channels, asked the United States and other Caribbean nations to intervene and depose the Coard government. He was well within his rights to do so, acting under the reserve powers vested in the Crown. After Coard was made aware of this, he placed Scoon under house arrest, but Coard himself was deposed by Austin on 19 October,

            Reagan took very little convincing as he was always happy to kill some Communists. Margaret Thatcher was pissed off however. Not that Reagan cared what she thought.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Thexalon on Sunday November 08 2020, @07:23PM (2 children)

    by Thexalon (636) on Sunday November 08 2020, @07:23PM (#1074777)

    Not likely: Towards the end of Obama's administration, the US secretary of state John Kerry had done a lot to cool down tensions between the US and Iran, and Joe Biden was working in that White House helping him do that. Both Biden and the Iranians know that doing so worked out just fine for both sides of that. The people who got butthurt about the US *not* attacking Iran were the Israelis and the Saudis, but their interests shouldn't be driving US foreign policy.

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    • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Wednesday November 11 2020, @06:01AM (1 child)

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Wednesday November 11 2020, @06:01AM (#1076075)

      The people who got butthurt about the US *not* attacking Iran were the Israelis and the Saudis, but their interests shouldn't be driving US foreign policy.

      Republican voters completely disagree with you. Defending Israel at all costs, no matter what Israel does, seems to be one of the Republican Party's platform planks.

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by Thexalon on Wednesday November 11 2020, @08:21PM

        by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 11 2020, @08:21PM (#1076288)

        For the Republican base at least, it's not really "defend Israel no matter what Israel does". The real story there is that they want Israel to conquer the remainder of what they believe are the Biblical borders Israel and have all Jews move there, because that's a pre-requisite for the Second Coming of Jesus (in which all those Jews will be slaughtered and sent to Hell). And barring that, the Republican base also wants Israel to just kill as many Muslims as they can because they think all Muslims are evil and need to be killed.

        A lot of this was also motivating the Republican base's support of the Iraq War. From their point of view, 800,000 dead Iraqi civilians is a good start.

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