Joe Biden And Kamala Harris In A Historic Win As She Becomes The First Woman of Color To Become Vice President
“We did it, Joe,” she gleefully tells him over the phone, decked out in stylish athleisure
Five days after the end of the election, the United States of America has elected a new president and vice president: Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, marking the end of the Trump administration.
Harris becomes the first woman—and person of color—to become vice president, sharing a video of her on Instagram where she gleefully congratulates Biden over the phone. “We did it, Joe,” she said.
Following the official announcement, several American cities, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia, erupted into joyous cheers and merriment. Celebrations were also held outside the White House.
Biden, throughout his campaign, has run on the promise of raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hour, making two years of college free, boosting teacher pay, taxing carbon emissions, paying farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices, “give all Americans a fair shot,” and more.
Harris, who was announced to be Biden’s running mate in August, has been criticized along with him for their centrist views, but there’s no doubt that their win has instilled a sense of relief and reassurance among the American people.
Biden won the presidency with over 74 million votes and 279 electoral votes.
Lead photo from @joebiden