Politics

US Elections 2020: Biden-Harris Secures Electoral Victory

BP World Bureau | Nov 08 2020 10:44:35 AM
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WASHINGTON, US: After days of counting and anticipation, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign have secured their victory in the 2020 Us Presidential elections. 

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has secured over 290 electoral votes, thus crossing the 270 threshold to secure his spot as the 46th president of the United States. 

Current president Donald Trump has secured only 214 and lost his crucial places in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada to Biden. 

Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris have gathered at Wilmington in Delaware to celebrate.

Biden took to stage to deliver his speech by saying that he sees only the United States and not red or blue states. 

He added that it is time for the citizens to heal amid the pandemic and thanked the minorities especially the black community for voting for him. 

Kamala Harris thanked Biden for choosing her as the running mate and in her speech specially mentioned how African American women are often overlooked.

Read: US Elections 2020: Joe Biden Says Be Patient, Overtakes Trump In Philadelphia 

Joe Biden secured a good lead on election day but President Trump refused to concede and even took the legal route to stop the counting as well to recount. 

This election is a crucial one for America due to Trump's poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, threats to women's reproductive rights, climate change action, minority rights, immigrants' rights, cutting off funds to the middle class's access to healthcare, education, and food.

Kamala Harris also made history as the first woman vice president as well as the first black woman and Asian woman to secure the spot. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to congratulate Biden.