The Clintons congratulated both Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory via Twitter. When she assumes office, Harris will become both the first female and first black vice president in U.S history.
The couple also took the opportunity to criticize Trump as president. The two have been vocal critics against the president during his term. The Republican president defeated Hillary in the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s upset victory shocked many pollsters who predicted Hillary to win the election as a result.
On Twitter, Hillary wrote, “The voters have spoken. And they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president. It’s a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together.”
Her husband Bill also congratulated the two. He wrote, “America has spoken and democracy has won. Now we have a President-Elect and Vice President-Elect who will serve all of us and bring us all together. Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on your momentous victory!”
Joe Biden Beats Donald Trump in the Presidential Election
The Associated Press declared Biden the victor earlier today (Nov. 7). Several media outlets such as CNN, USA TODAY, ABC, and CBS also followed in declaring Biden the winner. Media outlets project the Democratic candidate to win Pennsylvania after increasing his lead to 34,558 votes. That state pushes Biden to 273 electoral votes, three more than needed to become president.
Results in Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina are still to be determined. Vote counting also continues in the mentioned states. But Biden leads in all of them except for North Carolina.
On Twitter, Biden also issued a statement regarding his victory. He wrote, “America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. 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.”