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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, Flamebait) by SomeGuy on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:32AM (4 children)

    by SomeGuy (5632) on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:32AM (#1074505)

    Biden seems like an OK smart guy. Just one small glitch - someone needs to inform him that there is no such thing as god.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by DannyB on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:42AM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:42AM (#1074510) Journal

    Trump's evangelical base would disagree. Even some Democrats would disagree. He's playing to these particular people. At least he has the sense to play to more than just his own base.

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  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:20PM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday November 08 2020, @02:20PM (#1074667) Journal

    Who says? Now, *Yahweh,* you have a point--he's either a demon or a myth or both, as he doesn't meet the definition of what it means to be God. But how do you disprove, for example, Deism?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:58PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 08 2020, @08:58PM (#1074820)

    Stating a simple fact is flamebait? Right, must be trump supporters here.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @07:21AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @07:21AM (#1075600)

      1st time?