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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:06PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:06PM (#1074385)

    A third party vote is definitely not, "wasted".

    Some states have a requirement of x% votes in the presidential election to qualify for the ballot for statewide elections. And, third parties every once in a while win in these statewide races (but only if they are on the ballot).

    And, by not voting for either the corrupt center-right to right-wing Democrats or the very corrupt batshit crazy far-right/fascist Republicans, you are sending the message that you do not agree with the direction these parties are going. If enough people wouldn't waste their votes on these two corrupt parties, we might see positive change in this country as their duopoly crumbles.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by tangomargarine on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:20PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:20PM (#1074800)

    I sometimes wish that we did our elections the way Australia does theirs (IIRC)--everybody is legally *required* to vote, but there's a "None of the Above" option on the ballot.

    Would be interesting to see what percentage "Fuck All These Jokers" would get.

    "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"