For more than three days, the whole world has been eagerly awaiting the results of the U.S. presidential election. On Saturday afternoon our time, the three largest American television stations finally declared the Democratic candidate Joe Biden the winner.
Donald Trump, however, refuses to admit defeat. He claims the election is not over yet. But in reality, it is no longer possible for the number of uncounted votes to change the result.
Joe Biden tweeted immediately after the unofficial results were announced.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
Joe Biden will go down in history as the oldest president ever – on November 20, he will turn 78.
However, these elections will also go down in history because a black woman was elected vice-president for the first time. Fifty-five-year-old Kamala Harris is the daughter of immigrants, an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. She was raised in a predominantly black neighbourhood and has faced racism all her life. Biden called her a »warrior for the little man.«
She responded to the news of the victory in a conversation with Biden with her characteristic loud laugh:
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
The original version of this article was published on November 8th.
English translation courtesy of JL Flanner, Total Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.