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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 c0lo on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:08AM (4 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:08AM (#1074493) Journal

    A first lady who actually wants the role and will use her position to do something good.

    Is there something in the Constitution which asks US having a first lady?

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:17AM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:17AM (#1074499) Journal

    My post means nothing more than a first lady who fills the role in the traditional way.

    And I will repeat that it will be nice to have this.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:22AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:22AM (#1074502)

      And I will repeat that it will be nice to have this.

      Would have been good if your message weren't casting a blame on one that fails your expectation.

    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:38AM

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:38AM (#1074509) Journal
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  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:14PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:14PM (#1074797)

    https://www.quora.com/Has-the-US-ever-had-a-president-who-was-single [quora.com]

    James Buchanan was a bachelor, apparently. Unfortunately he also has the dubious honor of being ranked perhaps the worst president we ever had (right before the Civil War, which he basically did nothing to stop).

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