After days of waiting, America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden as its 46th president over Donald Trump.
In a victory speech Saturday night in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden thanked Americans who voted for him and reached out to those who did not. “I understand the disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance,” Biden said. “This is the time to heal in America.”
Biden’s victory also makes history with his running mate being California Sen. Kamala Harris. Not only will Harris be the first woman vice president but the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent to become vice president. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” Harris said Saturday.
Despite Biden’s win Tump stays in denial and shows no indication that he intends to concede. ”I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” he wrote on Twitter.
Biden’s win followed Pennsylvania flipping from red to blue on Friday morning. The flip came after more than 30,000 votes from the Philadelphia area were counted. While Trump lead the race on election night Tuesday as mail in ballots continued to be counted, things shifted into Biden’s factor. As states flipped in Biden’s favor Trump supporters attempted to intimidate poll counters by demanding the count be stopped. Additionally, Trump and his team have filed lawsuits in multiple states including Pennsylvania to challenge how votes were counted. Trump will stop to no ends to deny his defeat.