Democrat Joe Biden has won the Presidency after flipping the state of Pennsylvania blue and claiming more than the 270 Electoral College votes required for the White House and Kamala Harris has become the first female, first black woman Vice-President of the United States.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris victory heralds a seismic shift in American politics and brings an end to the chaotic presidency of Donald Trump. Trump campaign is likely to demand a recount in states where Biden’s margin of victory was slim, which they are entitled to do so far, the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Nevada.
California senator Harris tweeted a video of herself on the phone with President-elect Joe Biden shortly after their win. "We did it, we did it, Joe. You're going to be the next president of the United States,"
Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the vice president-elect of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, she will assume office on January 20, 2021, alongside president-elect (and former vice president) Joe Biden, having defeated incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the 2020 presidential election. Harris has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017.
Harris was Born in Oakland, California and graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
First female vice president defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate.
As a senator, she has advocated for healthcare reform, federal de scheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform. She gained a national profile for her pointed questioning of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings, including Trump's second Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.
Harris ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and attracted national attention before ending her campaign on December 3, 2019. She was announced as Biden's running mate on August 11, 2020. On November 7, 2020, the race was called in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket. She will be the second vice president of significant non-European ancestry, following Charles Curtis, who served from 1929 to 1933. She will also be the first African American, the first Asian American, and the first female vice president in U.S. history.