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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: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:04PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:04PM (#1074331)

    In the meantime, any vote for a major party is wasted. As the benefactors of the FPP system, they will never ever seek to change it.
    But yes, votes for third parties are also wasted -- under a voting system whose purpose and effect is to provide the illusion of popular choice while keeping the powerful in power, every vote is wasted.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:36PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @10:36PM (#1074356)

    I voted for the fist time in 20 years. I abstain because my vote does not matter. I hate both, but this election i hated trump TOTALLY. the lizard man was better. if i had the option to not vote for one of other people i hate, i would. but realistically my state (FL) has too many undead, so my vote does not mater, even here. i voted and failed.

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:20PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:20PM (#1074392)

      Your does count! I been voting 45 years for third parties. We need a true third party to prenet the dip shits of blocking each other. A true third party makes the houses say 45/45/10. So any bill will require a compromise so back to centerist goverment vs socialism and fascism.

      I loved Ross Perot with up to 25% draw. Then he went crazy.

      I am republican. But this is first year I voted straight democrat, The Trump-icans Fascists need to be gone.

      Single payer us smart, /i makes company lovk-ins a thing of the past. Saves company admin costs and head-aches. Lastly it is ready paid for. Company been taxing themselves, Cut the profit out insurance and re-task insurance companies to be a public good, so no stock payments. You can swtch plans as your wish. Say if blue cross gives a better return to you. If you want to freelance... go for it. You are still covered. Yes, a socialist tought. everyone taking care of everyone else. But makes job choices about if the job is good for you as in enlightening, not good for you because of your heart condition.