US elections 2020, Joe Biden is the 46th president

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The candidate dem: “I will be a president for all Americans”. Elected thanks to victory in Pennsylvania. In the evening he will speak to the nation. The street party explodes. Trump does not concede the victory: “It’s not over yet”. Kamala Harris: “We made it Joe”

Washington, November 7, 2020 – Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States. This was announced by CNN, which announces that the turning point in the race for the 2020 presidential elections was the assignment of  Pennsylvania, Biden’s hometown, which did not betray him. Joe, a senator in Delaware from 1973 to 2009, was Barack Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2017 and is today the most voted Democratic candidate of the past 120 years, with over 55% of the popular vote.

A compassionate and moderate middle-class man with a life marked by family tragedies had chased the American dream twice more, in 1988 and 2008, but only today, after more than 37 years in the Senate,  has he defeated  Donald Trump in a hard-fought White House race, which has kept the whole world in suspense for days.

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In his first speech to the nation, after the long night of November 3, Biden had his hands-on: “Once all the ballots have been counted we will reach 270 electors .” And he had called on citizens to be patient – ” all votes must be counted” – because he knew the verdict would not come so soon. And, in fact, the fate of the 2020 US presidential elections was linked to the counting of some key states – Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania – and votes by mail, more than ever relevant in a year marked by a pandemic globally.

The American media declared Biden’s victory by assigning him 290 electors: the Democratic candidate would also win in Nevada, as well as in Pennsylvania and Arizona.

“America, I am honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be tough, but I promise you that 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. ” It is the first tweet from the president-elect, who says he will speak to America at 8 pm local time, two in the morning in Italy, from Wilmington, Delaware.

Up to the end, outgoing President Donald Trump continued to fight to stay in Washington, accusing him of fraud during the counting of the ballots, and, for the moment, he continues on this path: in fact, he has declared that he will not concede the victory  – “the elections they are not over “- and who does not intend to invite Joe Biden to the White House. “71 million legal votes.

The highest figure ever for an incumbent president,” Trump tweeted after his rival’s victory was announced. The president reiterated that, with these numbers, “I won the elections”. The Republican candidate then pointed out in another tweet (all capitalized) that “  observers were not allowed into the halls where votes were counted.

Bad things have happened, which our observers have not been able to see. It had never happened before, Millions of cards in the mail were sent to people who had never asked for them! “Twitter immediately reported the message.

Kamala Harris: “We did it”

With Biden’s victory announced for the first time, a woman will be vice president of the United States. Thus Kamala Harris, a descendant of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, enters the story. “This election is about a lot more than Joe Biden. It is about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us.

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Let’s get started,” Kamala writes on Twitter. Before her, two women – Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin – had been candidates for vice president, but the candidates they ran with were not elected. The only presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, was defeated in 2016.

Kamala then posted a video on Twitter, in which she appears smiling in sportswear and talks on the phone with Biden: ” We made it Joe “.

 

Who is the 46th president of the United States

For Joseph Robinette Biden it all started in that slice of America that led him to victory. Born November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, into a modest Catholic family of Irish descent, Joe is the son of Joseph R. Biden Sr. and Catherine Eugenia and grew up with two brothers and sisters first in Scranton and then later on his 10th birthday, in Claymont, New Castle County, Delaware, where his father sold cars.

These are years in which Joe Biden struggles to integrate, bullied for his stutter, but still manages to complete his studies until he graduated with a degree in political science in Newark in 1965.

Then the law specialization in 1968 in Syracuse and, before taking up the political activity, the profession of lawyer. At the age of 29, Joe was first elected federal senator, representing Delaware, making him the sixth -youngest member of the upper house in US history. He was reconfirmed for a further six consecutive terms, during which he dealt with foreign policy and justice.

During the years in which he was elected to the Senate from the Democratic ranks, however, his life was turned upside down by a  family mourning: his wife Neila and three children were involved in a serious car accident, where the woman and her youngest daughter, Naomi Cristina, only 13 months old, lost her life from the trauma reported. Biden will try to raise his two children by carving out time for his commitment in the Senate: in the morning in Washington, every evening on a train that takes him back to Deleware to be close to the two children.

But Joe does not give up: in 2009 he earns a seat in the US government by becoming the vice president under the administration of Barack Obama. Another mourning hinders his run: his son Beau dies, killed at 46 from a brain tumor.

Biden has dedicated the last 4 years to his commitment to the fight against cancer, but with the passage of time, he feels that his long political career is not over, not resigning himself to a future as a grandfather. Joe Biden, who for the Americans is the “uncle of America”, because of that smiling face and the face of an old wise man, then tries the race for the Democratic Primarieswho wins.

Crowned to challenge the outgoing president Donald Trump, who will tease him several times calling him “sleepy Joe”, he dives into the competition in one of the most difficult moments in American history. And that’s just the beginning.

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Biden: “Put the anger aside”

US President-elect Joe Biden called for “to put aside the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us and unite as a nation.” In a note released since his election campaign, Biden said he was ” honored by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris”. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted, proving once more that democracy beats deep in the heart of America,” adds Biden. And he concludes: “It’s time for America to unite and heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together .”

Biden plans to appoint a task force of 12 experts on Monday to fight and contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the US: sources revealed to Axios. It will be the first political act of the elected president, done even before announcing the transition team, confirming that Biden considers the battle against the Coronavirus – which continues to spread in the US – the immediate priority of his next administration. According to Axios, the task force will be led by three co-chairs: former head of Public Health Vivek Murthy, former Commissioner for Food and Drug Administration David Kessler, and Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University.

The enthusiasm explodes in the street

From New York to Washington, enthusiasm explodes on the street for Joe Biden’s victory. The honking at full blast celebrating the 46th American president among the cheers of passers-by on marciapiedi.È exploded joy even in  Wilmington, the city where he lived Joe Biden. Hundreds of people on foot and by car – as the Ansa on the spot can testify – began to flock to the large parking lot of the Chase Center, a symbolic place of the democratic presidential campaign which has its headquarters nearby. Place where Biden gave his speeches after election day and where, probably, he could speak in the next few hours.

Even in front of the White House thousands of people gathered in parties: American TV shows scenes of jubilation, screams, and applause from the demonstrators gathered to celebrate the success of the Democratic candidate four days before the vote. Under a summer sun, singing, pop and rap music, ” Trump Out ” chants. Anyone who shouts “Trump, it’s over” is greeted by a roar of applause. Someone has been selling badges with the name Biden, but for now without much luck. To the sound of drums and trumpets, choral screams of joy start every thirty seconds. There are also mothers with young children in the stroller. Salsa music with the “Adios Trump” banner was also played in the background as a reminder that not all Latinos have turned their backs on Biden.

“You’re fired”

After all major US broadcasters awarded Biden the top 20 Pennsylvania voters, who hand him the White House, ” you’re fired ” – the phrase that had become Donald Trump’s ‘trademark’, when he presented the show ‘The Apprentice’ – immediately became a trend on Twitter. Drudge Report, the conservative news aggregator, who has also been critical of the president, also tweeted “You’re Fired” and immediately updated the website with the same motto.