It's over! It's done! After days (weeks? months?) of waiting to find out who would win the 2020 election, former vice president Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States. Since Tuesday, voters anxiously tracked battleground states as they flipped from red to blue and it appeared Biden would be able to claim victory. The race was officially called on Saturday, November 7, when Biden won Pennsylvania, pushing his total to 273 electoral votes. (A candidate needs 270 to win the election.)
"America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country," Biden wrote on Twitter on Saturday. "The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans—whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me."
The election is particularly historic as the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, will now become the first woman, the first Black woman, and the first Asian-American to hold the office. After Biden's win was announced, Harris tweeted, "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started."
Naturally, a lot of other people on Twitter also had their own emotional reactions. Below, some of the best:
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