I am humbled by the trust and confidence you place in me,” he said. “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify. I have waited 48 years for this moment, and last night President-elect Joe Biden gave the best speech of his long career in politics.
Subsequently, several days of unbearable political deadlock ended in victory yesterday, Biden was sincere, triumphant, and strongminded.
“Folks! The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered a clear victory,” he told a crowd of honking cars at a rally in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware, after entering to We Take Care of Our Own by Bruce Springsteen.
The President-Elect and His Vice. Kamala Harris began her speech with a quote by late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis: ‘Democracy is not a state. It’s an act'
President-Elect Biden was introduced by his vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, who strolled out to the sounds of Mary J Blige in a white trouser suit and made history as the first black woman to win the vice-presidency.
Although I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” she said. “Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.” The event ended with effulgent fireworks and the words “Biden” and “Harris” illuminated in the sky, as Tina Turner’s Best chimed out on the speakers. Trump, still claiming he was the victim of electoral chicanery, was playing around at his golf club in Virginia when it was declared he had lost his fight to cling to office. “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” he tweeted on route to the course.
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Instantaneously, at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia, sandwiched between a sex shop and a crematorium, Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was hosting a press conference and alleging mass electoral fraud.
Around was no security, zero. The people of this city, the people of this great country, have no assurance at all that those ballots [for Biden] were actually cast,” Giuliani said of the count in Philadelphia. A reporter informed him that Biden had been declared the victor. “Don’t be ridiculous,” Giuliani responded. “Networks don’t get to decide elections. Courts do.”
CNN, which has been repeatedly accused by Trump of peddling “fake news”, brought the axe down on him by being the first network to call the state of Pennsylvania — and so the election — for Biden.
Quoting Gerald Ford, who took over from the disgraced President Richard Nixon in 1974, the CNN host Jake Tapper said the “long national nightmare” was over and declared “an end to an era of meanness”. The Drudge Report website went for a crushing headline — Trump’s catchphrase on the American reality TV show The Apprentice: “You’re fired”.
Car horns hooted and street parties broke out as liberal America released a collective whoop. Revelers gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza outside the White House to chant “USA”, their vision of America restored by Trump’s defeat.
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The Biden got what it takes to lead. After a long, excruciating tally of outstanding postal ballots, it was Pennsylvania, the state where Biden was born in 1942, that delivered the killer blow. With its 20 electoral college votes, Biden sailed past the 270 that he needed for victory and is on course to win as many as 306 – the same number Trump won in 2016.
It had all looked very different at 7.20 pm eastern time on Tuesday. When the results for Miami-Dade county were announced, showing a huge turnout for Trump and in effect guaranteeing him a win in Florida, Democratic watch parties around the country felt that familiar sinking feeling: he was going to defy the polls, defy the pundits, and find that Trumpian special sauce once more.
Things went Trump’s way for a while. Ohio turned Republican red again, and he built up leads in Michigan and Georgia. But then, at 11.20 pm, the game changed. Fox News called Arizona for Biden. The predicted “blue shift” had begun.
Trump’s staff were — indeed still are — apoplectic about the Arizona decision. Furious calls were made, but the network stood by its forecast.
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“Joementum” expanded ground and, appropriately for the man on the verge of becoming the oldest president, the count was also paint-drivingly slow.
Both candidates spoke to the American people on election night, setting the tone for what would come next. Biden declared himself “optimistic” about the outcome and encouraged his supporters to “keep the faith, guys, we’re going to win this”.
Trump insisted that “a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise [voters] and we won’t stand for this ... We’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop.”
It was not a thrilling campaign. The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives was diminished and, barring an upset in two run-off elections in January, they will not control the Senate.
Ultimately, however, with the coronavirus raging across America, the economy still on life support, and much of the US public tiring of Trump’s theatrics, Biden’s “sleepy” restorationist approach has done the trick. “Biden won, so you can’t be too critical,” said Rich Lowry, editor of National Review. “He connected better than Hillary [Clinton] did. Winning those three states back is the name of the game and Biden was just a little bit more appealing.”
Having won a bruising battle, Biden began his transition to the presidency with soaring rhetoric. “And now, together on eagle’s wings we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do,” he told the crowd in Wilmington. There is plenty of hard work ahead.