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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, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 09 2020, @03:01AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 09 2020, @03:01AM (#1074962)

    The entire Vietnam War claimed 58,300 US lives.

    The Vietnam war killed an estimated 1,353,000 people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War_casualties [wikipedia.org]

    Of course, brown and yellow lives don't matter do they? And you call republicans racist.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Mykl on Monday November 09 2020, @06:08AM (2 children)

    by Mykl (1112) on Monday November 09 2020, @06:08AM (#1075028)

    Of course, brown and yellow lives don't matter do they? And you call republicans racist.

    Actually that was my exact point - brown and yellow lives don't matter to Republicans (and now it seems Democrat lives don't matter to them either).

    But let's play your game anyway. Vietnam lasted for 10 years, so let's average 135,300 lives per year lost of all colors. That's 100,000 less per year than have been lost to COVID in the US alone, and we're only 9 months in.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 09 2020, @01:23PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 09 2020, @01:23PM (#1075130)

      "The entire Vietnam War claimed 58,300 US lives."
      You are the one claiming that only US lives matter.
        Even if only by inference you are claiming that the other 1,295,000 people killed don't matter.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday November 09 2020, @01:36PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 09 2020, @01:36PM (#1075132) Journal

      Actually that was my exact point - brown and yellow lives don't matter to Republicans (and now it seems Democrat lives don't matter to them either).

      I have to agree. You're the only one making that point.