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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: 4, Insightful) by Subsentient on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:28PM (8 children)

    by Subsentient (1111) on Saturday November 07 2020, @11:28PM (#1074395) Homepage Journal

    Now I can go back to not thinking about who the President is.
    It's gonna be a relatively uneventful four years, and I welcome that peace and quiet with open arms.

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    "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -Jiddu Krishnamurti
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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by hemocyanin on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:21AM (6 children)

    by hemocyanin (186) on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:21AM (#1074467) Journal

    Yep. "If Hillary won we'd be out to Brunch" -- protest sign.

    That's exactly how Obama extended GWB's due process free detention to include due process free execution by a star chamber, allowed the NSA to illegally spy on all Americans, took us from bombing two countries to seven countries, excused the meltdown fraud, looked forward not backward with respect to torture, forced us to subsidize the private insurance industry, played the same games with Plan B that GWB did, removed regulatory impediments around Deep Water Horizon before it exploded, pushed through that pipeline ...

    Yes -- the ONLY scandal of the Obama presidency was that he wore a tan suit. Because you all were out to Brunch. Just like you to promise to be now.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Subsentient on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:18AM (1 child)

      by Subsentient (1111) on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:18AM (#1074501) Homepage Journal

      Well at least the media won't tell me about it, so I won't have to worry about it. Ignorance is bliss. Besides, Biden seems marginally less likely to do those things.
      I always thought of Obama as a mediocre president at best, but mediocre can be good when compared with abhorrent, like Trump.

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      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -Jiddu Krishnamurti
      • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by hemocyanin on Wednesday November 11 2020, @05:19AM

        by hemocyanin (186) on Wednesday November 11 2020, @05:19AM (#1076055) Journal

        Really? Do you remember who Obama's VP was? You know, a guy who had hand in all the fascism of the Obama years (yeah -- death squad star chamber qualifies as really fucking fascist).

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @03:12AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @03:12AM (#1074525)

      Interesting, you downplay the media smear against Obama but say the media smear of Trump is why you voted for him this time around?

      You should probably get checked for dementia or some similar kind of medical issue.

      • (Score: 2, Funny) by hemocyanin on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:41AM (1 child)

        by hemocyanin (186) on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:41AM (#1074595) Journal

        What media smear against Obama? The fact that the media wouldn't call out clearly fascistic behavior -- the embrace and extension of every single horrific GWB policy was met with what? A Nobel Peace prize and utter silence on all the horrific policies,. No -- my distrust in the media took seed during the Obama reign precisely because they treated him like Jesus 2.0 and never called him out for anything. And you'll see this with Biden and then Harris -- "Biden's Bold Plan to [fuck you over]" type headlines will be wall to wall. Just like the "Trump is a Nazi" headlines were wall to wall.

        We do not have a functioning press.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @10:11AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @10:11AM (#1074618)

          You fucking racist, hemo! Couldn't stand a Black man in the White house? Please go fuck your own Trump is a Nazi sign, or the actual Nazi posters you have in your den, you asshole cretin nazi sympathizing creep! And, prepare for the antifa re-education corps to induct you soon. About fucking time, you know.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:28PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:28PM (#1074805)

      Yep. "If Hillary won we'd be out to Brunch" -- protest sign.

      That's probably true. If Hillary had won, the republicans would never have politicized a flu to panic people, prevent them from doing their jobs, lock people up at home, and let rioters rampage through the cities for good measure.

  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:40AM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @01:40AM (#1074481) Journal
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