• Sofiia Skrypkar

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's Victory Speech: Key Points

Nearly a week after 158.9 million Americans voted in the 2020 presidential election, a the winner was finally brought forth on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris are to be the next President and Vice-President of the United States of America. 

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In his victory speech, Joe Biden thanked the 74 million voters who cast their votes for the Biden Harris ticket. These 74 million votes were the most ever cast for a presidential ticket. Biden highlighted his pride for the campaign that he ran, declaring that he had built the most diverse coalition of voters nationwide. Emphasizing the importance of unity during the pandemic and economic crisis, Biden vowed to be a president for all Americans that “doesn't see red states and blue states, but the United States.”

Outlining the pandemic and economic crisis as number one priority, Biden said that he will name his COVID Transitional Task Force on Monday. 

Vice-president elect Kamala Harris further brought attention to the historical significance of this election. She was reminded of the “women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all." Harris will be the first-ever woman Vice President as well as the first Black woman and Indian-American woman to hold the office. 

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In these trying times, millions of Americans took to the streets, celebrating the Democratic victory in cities all over America. Marking the shift from the Trump era, Joe Biden promised to America to rebuild the economy, to“root-out” systemic racism in the country, to combat the climate crisis, and to fight the pandemic:

“We will lead not only by the example of our power but by the power of our example.”

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