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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 PartTimeZombie on Monday November 09 2020, @02:09AM (2 children)

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Monday November 09 2020, @02:09AM (#1074946)

    America is not invading Iran, with or without help from Australia.

    Iran is nothing like Iraq. Any president that asked the joint chiefs or whoever to get a plan going would be talked out of it.

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  • (Score: 2) by deimtee on Monday November 09 2020, @02:54AM (1 child)

    by deimtee (3272) on Monday November 09 2020, @02:54AM (#1074959) Journal

    I hope AU and NZ don't go, but with or without us I expect the yanks to.
    The neocons want to. The Israelis want them to. The Saudis want them to. Trump didn't want to start a war, and his unexpected win over Clinton derailed the MIC's plans. I expect Biden to go along with them.

    "Anyone can go to Baghdad; real men go to Tehran."

    If you cough while drinking cheap red wine it really cleans out your sinuses.
    • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Monday November 09 2020, @08:16PM

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Monday November 09 2020, @08:16PM (#1075307)

      Trump didn't want to start a war...

      That seems to be largely true, which is good.

      I still think wiser heads will prevail and the US will not invade Iran, because it would be worse than Vietnam, and the result would be the same, and the military will be well aware of that.

      New Zealand would definitely not send troops, and I don't think Australia would either.