Joe Biden Wins Presidential Election


Photo by Andrew Harnik via ABC News

By Lena Tinker, Editorial Editor

On the morning of Saturday, November 7, multiple major news sources report that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. 

Biden has not yet made a victory speech, though across the country many of his supporters are celebrating. Early this morning in the Sellwood neighborhood, the sound of a French horn echoed through the street as neighbors came out to listen and mark the beginning of the Biden era. In the Belmont neighborhood, fireworks could be heard shooting off early Saturday morning.

At the time of writing, The Associated Press reports that Biden leads in Electoral College votes at 290, 20 more than the 270 required to win the presidency. President Donald Trump, with 214 Electoral College votes, tweeted this morning, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” 

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer, stated Saturday morning that, “Obviously he’s not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question,” reports CNN.

Despite President Trump’s reluctance to concede, Biden and future Vice President Kamala Harris have announced their victory on Twitter.

This morning Harris posted a video of her phone call with Biden, saying, “We did it. We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next President of the United States.” 

This will make Harris not only the first female Vice President, but also the first African American and South Asian American Vice President. 

Biden is already making plans to line up a new COVID-19 task force on Monday, and tweeted this morning, “America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.”