Updated at 9:56 p.m. ET President-elect Joe Biden called for healing and cooperation in his victory speech on Saturday night, striking an optimistic tone about the prospects for a renewed and reunited America. (A transcript of Biden’s speech follows this article. See a video of the speech from the PBS Newshour here.) “I sought this […]
His path to being elected the 46th president was a tumultuous one, marked by unprecedented campaign challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic and an opponent who falsely declared an early victory.
CHAMPAIGN – Democratic leaders in Illinois praised the projected election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden defeated Republican President Donald Trump after a bitter and divisive campaign. Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) tweeted several messages, praising Biden, noting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ role in history and criticizing Donald Trump.: With […]
With Pennsylvania in Joe Biden’s column, the former vice president gains the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.
Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American elected vice president of the United States. Her rise marks a statement about a changing nation.