It's official: Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.
After a heated and drawn out election season, a period amplified by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of nationwide protests against anti-Blackness and police brutality, the Democratic contender has emerged as the victor of the 2020 presidential election.
Biden's win follows a four-day period in which critical states could not yet call election results since they were still counting ballots, a process delayed by the record-high numbers of voters opting for mail-in ballots this year. Although Trump and his supporters accused officials of undergoing election fraud and demanded an immediate end to the counting of mail-in ballots, Biden persevered in the end. As reported by The Guardian, it was Biden's victory in Pennsylvania that took his campaign over the finish line, helping his electoral college vote jump to 284.
"It is the will of the voters, no one else, that chooses the president of the United States of America," Biden said on Wednesday in a speech meant to urge supporters to stay calm, per PBS. "I ask all people to stay calm, the process is working, the count is being completed and we’ll know very soon."
Unsurprisingly, Twitter reacted to the news explosively. While some are celebrating the end of President Donald Trump's reign in the White House, others are clamoring to push Biden further to the left on hot-button issues like climate justice, policing, and healthcare.
Throughout it all, humor persists. Below, the best tweets about the United States's new president.
— Karamo (@Karamo) November 7, 2020
— Mook 🌹 (@HouseOfDrake) November 7, 2020
It is official!! A big dollop of hope in a dark, difficult, partisan world. The 46th President and Vice President of the United States @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris 🍾🥂💪 #BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/pc7p1rAPqX
— smriti kiran (@smritikiran) November 7, 2020
— Johnny (@ItsJohnny05) November 7, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS KAMALA!!! CONGRATULATIONS JOE!!! WHAT A JOYOUS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Maya Rudolph (@MayaRudolph) November 7, 2020
— Derik Fein (@DerikFein) November 7, 2020
— Alexander Verbeek 🌍 (@Alex_Verbeek) November 7, 2020
— Coconut Rice Bear (@coconutricebear) November 7, 2020
— 2RawTooReal 💛🐝 (@2RawTooReal) November 7, 2020
When you don’t live near a city but need to dance in the streets. Show me your celebration dance. Let’s go!! #danceforAmerica #dancingwithbiden
music by Pharrell Williams cuz I’m Happy. #BidenHarris2020 🇺🇸#reclaimingmycountry #reclaimingmyflag pic.twitter.com/inQmDiWiDP
— Priscilla Merritt (@cilmer87) November 7, 2020
— Naveed 🇺🇸 (@ArmyofNaveed) November 7, 2020
— Jordan James Harvill (@JJ_Harvill) November 7, 2020
— HoundDawgStudio🌈 (@HoundDawgStudio) November 8, 2020
— Savannah Smith (@Savannahgs) November 8, 2020
Most of America planned for riots. Little did we know we’d be having spontaneous dance parties at gas stations or in the middle of the street. What a proud moment for America. #BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/IMDHyimCad
— Andrew Cirincione (@andrewcirincio3) November 8, 2020
— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) November 8, 2020
Kamala Harris walks out in suffragette white 😭
It took EXACTLY 100 years after we earned the right to vote to achieve the Vice Presidency
Let us never stop perfecting our Union 🇺🇸#BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/tzZBmrY7pB
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) November 8, 2020
— Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) November 8, 2020
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