Joe Biden Announced as the President Elect of the United States
USA - Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, the AP projects.
Pennsylvania was called for Joe Biden on Saturday morning giving him 273 electoral votes, a candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.
With Biden’s win, it means that Kamala Harris will be the first female vice president of the United States and the first woman of color to hold the office of the vice president.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a state on Saturday congratulating the president elect and about the work ahead.
“I want to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on their hard-fought win in this election. I look forward to working with both of them as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, work to rebuild our economy, and save lives. Now, with the election behind us, it is time for the American people to unite against our common enemy: COVID-19. This virus has ravaged our country, infecting over 200,000 Michiganders and killing over 7,500. Our hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, and we are recording a record number of cases each day in Michigan and across the country. It is all of our responsibility to do everything in our power to protect our families, frontline workers, and small businesses. To the people of Michigan: I urge you to wear a mask, maintain safe physical distancing, wash your hands frequently, and get your flu vaccine. To our newly elected leaders, from the White House down to the Michigan State Legislature, let’s roll up our sleeves, work together, and beat this virus once and for all.”