Amidst difficulties experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic all across the world, the SF elections went successfully smooth. The 2020 elections have appointed Joe Biden as the country’s 46th president and won the White House in his favor. For the vice presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is the nation’s first woman to be elected for the position. Biden and Harris will together battle the rising epidemic and fight for LGBTQ rights, same-sex marriage, and racial equality.
Harris’s electoral victory for the vice presidency was rejoiced by the Black Women living in the Bay Area. During her victory speech in Delaware on Saturday night, Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris acknowledged Black women as the “backbone of our democracy.” According to Harris, they often were forgotten, ignored, and taken for granted due to racial discrimination and abuse. In response to Harris’ speech, Black women across the Bay Area on Sunday expressed their delight of finally being heard and seen. They are relieved to know and envision a brighter future for their kids, grandchildren, and themselves.
Meanwhile, TikTok users are mocking President Trump’s loss through the said online platform. According to NBC News, they made prank calls to his promoting team to report voter fraud. Trump’s campaign team made the hotline for voter fraud due to his false claims of the elections getting rigged and ballots being illegally cast.
In light of the triumphant elections, former President George W. Bush mentioned in his statement on Sunday that he reached out to both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to congratulate them. According to Bush, Biden is a good man despite their political differences.
“Biden has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” said Bush. “The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans,” he added.
After four days of waiting for the election results,’ California’s social media flared up to stand by Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris. Harris is an Oakland native, earning her thousands of supporters from the Bay Area.
President-elect Joe Biden started his presidential duties by proposing his plan of picking doctors to battle COVID-19. For the coronavirus group to launch next week, Biden plans to appoint former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and former FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler as the co-chairmen. According to Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, two public health professionals will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and lead the coronavirus task force. The whole task force expects its official start on Monday.
There are few points for Biden to rejoice over his success, according to Columnist Willie Brown. He wishes for Biden’s celebration on his win over Trump because “he is about to walk into a nightmare.”
On Friday, President Trump has promised to continue his legal fights against voter fraud and illegal ballot casts. According to his statement, the Democrats have thrown off attempts to ensure a just election. Trump issued his account without factual evidence to back up his claims.
On Saturday evening, President Trump remained quiet after Biden announced his speech of winning the presidency due to the majority of Electoral College’s votes. The absence of updates revealed that Trump did not call Biden to congratulate him and was unusually silent on Twitter.
Additionally, popular social media Twitter labeled warnings on Trump’s several tweets on Sunday morning. The online platform has put warning tags over five of Trump’s tweets, showing to Twitter users that his claims of voter fraud and illegal ballot casting were false.
According to Biden’s campaign spokesman Andrew Bates during Biden’s nearing presidential win, they keep an eye out for the “trespasser” at the White House.
“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election,” expressed Bates. “And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House,” he added.