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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: 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.