President-Elect Biden Seeks to Unify Nation in His Victory Speech
Both President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris spoke in their victory speech Saturday evening.
In his first speech as President-Elect, Biden began by thanking all of the poll workers and saying the American people have made their choice clear.
Said Biden, "The people of this nation have spoken, they've delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory, a victory for we the people. We've won with the most votes ever cast on a presidential ticket in the history of the nation, 74 million...I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me."
"The people of this nation have spoken, they've delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory, a victory for we the people...I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me." - President-Elect Joe Biden in his first speech after winning the 2020 Presidential Election.
Biden continued with a call for unity, "Now for all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand your disappointment tonight. I've lost a couple of times myself, but now let's give each other a chance," let's "listen to each other again."
Biden added, "Tonight the whole world is watching America, and I believe that at our best, America is a beacon for the globe. We will lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example."
In her speech, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris thanked the American voters and reminded them that "democracy is not guaranteed."
Said Harris, "I know times have been challenging. Especially the last several months. The grief, sorrow, and pain, the worries and the struggles, but we have also witnessed your courage, your resilience and the generosity of your spirit. For four years, you marched and organized for equality and justice, for our lives and for our planet and then you voted. And you delivered a clear message...And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America."
Harris will be the nation’s first female Vice-President and the first Vice-President of Black and South Asian descent. Harris added, "while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last."
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