Cheers, celebration around White House as Americans welcome Joe Biden presidency
London, Nov. 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Celebrations have broken out across American cities with pedestrians dancing in the streets, motorists honking their horns and cheers filling the air as Joe Biden is named the next president of the United States
At least hundreds have gathered outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., holding up Biden campaign signs.
On Twitter, people shared reactions live on the street — while many others recorded from the comfort of their own homes, where the din of celebration could be heard far outside.
President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris! That feels so good to say.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 7, 2020
Americans chose Joe and Kamala to lead us forward with purpose and moral clarity.
We’ve got a lot to do. Let's get to work.
Read my full statement:https://t.co/annliUc40D
Nationwide, including around the White House, people took to the streets in celebration of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections, after he reached the 270 vote minimum to beat President Donald Trump.
CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP and USA Today all made the call and Fox News followed suit 10 minutes later as votes in Philadelphia pushed his margin in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge.
This took him to 273 electoral votes – over the 270 needed to win the White House race.
Kamala Harris, his running mate, becomes the first female vice president and the first black and Asian-American vice president in history.
The nation erupted in celebration as the news broke, ending an agonizing four-day wait since election day for the new president to be announced.
In New York City, cheers of celebration, clapping and car horns filled the air seconds after Biden’s victory was called.
Cheers could be heard all across Manhattan as walkers in Central Park stopped and threw their arms in the air in celebration.
Many people flocked to their balconies to join in the celebrations in the streets below.
Footage on social media revealed the moment many New Yorkers learned Biden would become the 46th president of the United States.