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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: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:26PM (15 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:26PM (#1074248)

    Did you Libertarian fucks get one electoral vote yet?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:42PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:42PM (#1074269)

    Why, no! Did you?

  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:53PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:53PM (#1074278)

    The Libertarian Party received a vote in the electoral college, by "faithless electors", in 1972 and 2016.

    But don't let me interrupt your trolling with facts. Prithee, continue.

    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:18PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:18PM (#1074301)

      Did you Libertarian fucks get one electoral vote in 2020 yet?

      I hope you voted for Jo, libertard.

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:01PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:01PM (#1074330)

        Nobody's got any electoral votes yet, there's still a month to go.

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by barbara hudson on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:18PM (6 children)

    by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:18PM (#1074302) Journal
    Actually,in the battleground states the libtards took enough votes away from Trump that Biden won them.

    Gotta laugh - nobody could make up craziness like this.Only in America.

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    • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:53PM

      by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:53PM (#1074374) Journal

      That might not be happenstance. I suspect that many of them dislike Trump more than Biden.

      FWIW, I'm basically Green, but the national Green party lost my affiliation last time when their candidate recommended voting for Trump. I didn't really like Hillary, and I don't really like Biden, but I'd vote for a rabid dog before I've vote for Trump.

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    • (Score: 2) by meustrus on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:37PM (3 children)

      by meustrus (4961) on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:37PM (#1074404)

      You say that like Trump is anything close to libertarian. Those guys want to make the government smaller, not capture it.

      Face it, Trump failed to irreparably wreck the government. Biden will pick up the pieces and put it back together good as new. If you wanted to break the government, you should have picked someone methodical. Someone competent.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:41PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:41PM (#1074409)

        Are you serious? Biden fixing anything??

        Maybe you are a bit ahead of that Oregon vote where the "legalized" shrooms, LSD, herion, etc.

        ...

        • (Score: 2) by meustrus on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:04AM

          by meustrus (4961) on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:04AM (#1074423)

          I didn't say fix. I fully expect it to look exactly like it did under Obama.

          Personally, I find that better than the alternative. But it is far from fixing what's wrong.

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      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:25PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:25PM (#1074803)

        Face it, Trump failed to irreparably wreck the government. Biden will pick up the pieces and put it back together good as new.

        "They say the world is always ending, but it hardly ever does."

        Trump did his best but it's a pretty high bar :)

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    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by hemocyanin on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:12AM

      by hemocyanin (186) on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:12AM (#1074459) Journal

      To be fair, a large portion of libertarians are very much in favor of open borders so it is doubtful they'd migrate to Trump. Both parties forget that Greens are not confused Democrats and Libertarians are not confused Republicans.

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:37PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:37PM (#1074405)

    Did you stupid fucks that voted for Trump or Biden do anything to help the USA
    out of its mess? I really dont think so ...

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:10AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:10AM (#1074425)

      We want Jo Jo! Jo Jo! Jo Jo!

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:45AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:45AM (#1074512)

        無駄だ!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:43AM (#1074511)

    No. That is what enabled me to cast my protest vote for Jo20's bizarre libertarian adventure.

    If I lived in a swing state, I would have had to have gone Biden.