Joe Biden has been named President of the United States after beating Donald Trump to the required 270 electoral college votes.
Biden’s win makes Kamala Harris the first female vice president and also the highest-ranking African American and Indian American to ever hold political office in America.
The news broke from multiple sources. Their win ends the reign of Donald Trump, who was elected to the highest office in the land back in 2016.
In statement Joe Biden said,
“I am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.
With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together.”
Kamala Harris also added in a tweet,
This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Here are tweets from celebrities who are happy about the news
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 7, 2020
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 7, 2020
OMG I want to cry tears of joy!!!! Bravo!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 7, 2020
Celebrating with my children this new phase of unity and healing that begins now with Biden as new president elect.
— Shakira (@shakira) November 7, 2020
IT’S OVER! BIDEN HAS WON!!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 7, 2020
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) November 7, 2020
There’s more work than ever to be done, but a moment of pause and relief is warranted here for so many Americans who deserve it after so much fear. It’s nice to see a celebration after all these years.
— h (@halsey) November 7, 2020