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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 Immerman on Monday November 09 2020, @11:25PM

    by Immerman (3985) on Monday November 09 2020, @11:25PM (#1075385)

    1) Like I said, they'd have to be crazy to sell, but if they sold so cheap that PR was a big part of the price, we'd have to be crazy not to jump on it.

    I'd say war with Canada is a distinct possibility. As trigger-happy as the US government is, what do you expect will happen when our breadbasket goes to hell, while Canada's tundra becomes warm and fertile?

    Europe will probably be too busy fighting each other, but no telling what will happen if political stability collapses. And while Alaska is closer to Russia's borders, it's close to the empty ass-end, most
    of the interesting stuff is likely to happen in the more densely populated West. Plus, having control of two sides of the ocean would be a major strategic asset for controlling access.

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