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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 Thexalon on Monday November 09 2020, @10:58PM (2 children)

    by Thexalon (636) on Monday November 09 2020, @10:58PM (#1075376)

    Fox called the election for Biden.

    A lot of Trump supporters, who about a week ago thought that Fox was reliable second only to the president himself, have decided that Fox is part of the lying liberal press, despite the president and his team offering zero actual direct evidence for any of their claims and having every self-interested reason to lie.

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday November 10 2020, @02:29AM (1 child)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Tuesday November 10 2020, @02:29AM (#1075463) Homepage Journal

    I hereby call the election for Kanye. Thankfully, none of those calls mean a damned thing.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @07:23AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @07:23AM (#1075602)

      Here I thought you were a libertarian, why is it you're suddenly on board with discrediting the very close election?