TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After winning Pensylvannia on Saturday, Nov. 7, the Associated Press has projected Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election!
The AP says that with Pennsylvania’s win, Biden passes the threshold of 270 Electoral Votes- enough to win the presidency.
Soon after the AP’s release, Biden took to Twitter to talk to the nation on his assured victory.
Later in a statement through the Biden-Harris Campaign, the new President-elect said:
“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”
But President Donald Trump does not concede.
Responding to Biden’s projected win, President Donald Trump released a statement claiming "our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.”
Soon after his assured victory by the AP, the former Vice President took Nevada- further stamping his win.
Here’s a list of local and national figures in commenting on Biden’s [victory] on Nov. 7, 2020.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris
The Democratic National Convention
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero
“Arizonans voted in record-breaking numbers to support pragmatic, practical leaders who will bring Americans together and heal our country’s divisions. Today’s election results represent a chance to deliver on the needs of everyday Americans, rather than a mandate to pursue partisan goals that could further divide Americans. Now is the time to deliver critical relief to Arizona families and employers, make health care more affordable, deliver for our veterans, and expand opportunities for Americans across the country - all while keeping our nation safe and secure. President-elect Biden and I do not agree on every issue, and just as I did when working with President Trump, I will always vote based on what’s right for Arizona and will continue working with anyone to get things done for our state. I pledge to continue working across the aisle, seeking compromise instead of sowing division - because we are in this together. Regardless of who each of us voted for, Americans deserve a government that is worthy of us and working for us.”
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney
Congressman Raul Grijalva
"After four years of division, hate, and the outright assault on our values and institutions, the American people have firmly rejected President Trump. They braved a pandemic, the weather, and voter suppression efforts to cast their ballots and vote toward moving out country in a different direction, one that celebrates our diversity, humanity, and the dignity of every person.
"This is a win for science-based solutions to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and safely returning our students to school and putting our families back to work. It’s a win for real action to combat the climate crisis and protect our planet and environment for generations to come. It’s a win for transforming our immigration system into one that puts families first. But this isn’t just a win for Biden supporters, it’s a win for all Americans who love this country, love their neighbors, and want to see everyone not just scaping by to survive, but thrive.
“The American people have spoken, and I urge President Trump to respectfully concede and commit to a peaceful transition of power that all other Presidents have undertaken since the founding of our country.”