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US Elects First Female Vice President …As Joe Biden Wins Donald Trump

By Bill W. Cooper
The Democrat Party’s projected Vice-President Kamala Harris is now poised to become the first ever black and first Asian American Vice-President elect in the history of the United States of America (USA).
She was projected as the USA first ever black and first Asian American Vice-President by various international media outlets after her Democrat Party overtook the Republican Pennsylvania and other Electoral Colleges thereby accumulating 279 Electoral College votes which passed the 270 needed to win to Republican 214 with votes still being counted in four other states.
Kamala Harris, prior to her selection by the President-elect, Joe Biden as his running mate on the ticket of the Democrat Party; Mrs. Harris was a Senator from California, as she also contested the Democrat primary hoping to win the party nomination for presidency, of which she launched a potent attack on Joe Biden over the race during a debate.
Sen. Harris who got married to a lawyer named as Doug Emhoff in 2014 as per report is said to be the fourth woman to appear on a major political party’s presidential ticket, following Democratic Vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Republican No.2 Sarah Palin in 2008 and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. She is the first to win.
In her pre-victory speech delivered on Saturday night, November 7, in Wilmington, Delaware, Vice-President elect, Kamala Harris recognized the long battle women had faced for the right to vote and to break into the highest ranks of American politics, stating that “every little girl watching” across the country now knows they can do so, too.
She used the occasion to thank Black women, saying, “They are too often overlooked, but do often prove that they are the backbones of our democracy. While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”
“And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they have never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way,” Vice President elect Harris cautioned.
She then expressed her deepest gratitude to Joe Biden and his family, thanking him and his wife, Jill Biden for welcoming her family into their incredible journey, and also mentioned Mr. Biden’s late son, Beau Biden who she first encountered when they were State Attorney Generals.
The USA VP elect further recognized a new generation of women who cast their ballots in 2020, and remembered her mother, Shyalala Gopalan Harris, who immigrated to the United States from India as a young woman. “When she came here when I was 19, she could not have imagined this moment,” she stated.
She then wore a white suit, a nod to suffragettes 100years after women’s constitutional right to vote was guaranteed.
In a related development, former Vice-President, Joe Biden during the regime of former President Barack Obama, was also projected as the President elect of the United States of America after his projected victory in Pennsylvania which took him over the winning line over incumbent President Donald Trump of the Republican in a victory delayed by vote counts and complicated by potential legal challenges.
President elect Biden now has 279 Electoral College votes, taking passed the 270 needed to win, while incumbent Donald Trump has 214. Mr. Biden will become the 46th President in January, pending the outcome of any legal challenges filed by President Trump’s campaign team.
His election is also said to be a historic election with record-breaking 74 million votes received so far, more than any US President.
President elect, Biden in his pre-victory message delivered on Saturday night, November 7, in Wilmington, Delaware, said, “It is time to heal the US and I hereby promise not to divide but to instead unify the country.” “Let’s give each other a chance,” he urged.
He pledged to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify; who doesn’t see ‘Red States’ and ‘Blue States’, but only sees the United States, adding, “Its time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again, and we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies.”
Meanwhile, all is not far from over as President Donald Trump’s lawyer and one of his closest allies, Rudy Giuliani has said the team will start posing legal challenges to the election results on Monday, claiming that dead Philadelphia residents (including actor Will Smith’s father) voted this year. There does not appear to be evidence for this.
“You just don’t lose a lead like that without corruption. Trump’s initial lead that disappeared as postal ballots began to be counted, and people standing beside me were 50 to 60 poll watchers who were uniformly deprived of their right to inspect any single part of the mail-in ballots,” Giuliana argued.
Thought President Trump has sought to challenge the validity of the votes counted since election night, without providing evidence for his claim. He has also said he won the election, not Joe Biden, but election officials have repeatedly stated that there are no grounds for fraud claims, with Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Elections Commission on Saturday said, “Americans need to know that “there is no evidence of any kind of voter fraud.”
All information in this report was supplied by BBC, CNN and Aljazeera.

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