Berkeley-raised Kamala Harris makes history as new vice president-elect
Nov 18 2020
One of the first tasks Joe Biden completed after defeating Donald Trump in a cliffhanger election was to change his Twitter bio - from a Democrat who ran for President to President-elect. On Saturday, the crucial state of Pennsylvania was called for him, putting him on track to win the elections with a total of 273 electoral votes.
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Harris had her sights set on becoming the first woman USA president when she competed against Biden and others for their party's 2020 nomination. We look forward to working with them on a wide range of important issues, including measures that facilitate return to work for an industry that supports 2.5 million American jobs, helps finance 280,000 businesses in cities and small towns across the country, and pays over $181 billion in wages annually.
Biden, 77, staked his candidacy less on any distinctive political ideology than on galvanizing a broad coalition of voters around the notion that Trump posed an existential threat to American democracy.
Joe Biden was Barack Obama's vice president from 2008 to 2016, and has sought the Democratic nomination twice before - in 1988 and 2008.
The video showed democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris doing a happy dance to one of Cardi's jams. California Senator Kamala Harris becomes the nation's first Black and South Asian Vice President, and the first woman to hold that office.
Following the swearing-in ceremonies, it is tradition for the outgoing president and first lady to leave the Capitol to begin their post-presidential lives.
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