While President-Elect Joe Biden is forming committees and overseeing candidates for new positions, he and Madame Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have cemented their achievements in American history. Biden and Harris were able to seize more votes than any other team in the nation’s history, making them the 46th presidential winners. The Biden-Harris ticket claimed 74 million votes, while more votes were still being counted from a few states.
Peace within the country is what Biden seeks, while Harris wants to protect the integrity of our country. Together, despite the numerous challenges facing America, this duo aims to reunite this country as one.
“I will govern as an American president. There will be no red states and blue states…Just the United States of America,” Biden said.
Madame VP Harris, dressed in an off-white pants suit, is the first Black, South Asian and Jamaican woman to win the second in command’s office. Harris, who is a Howard University graduate (Class of 1986) and a pledged member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, told America that this country has been built off of the backs of Black women since its inception.
“Black women who are often overlooked, but so often proved they are the backbone of our democracy,” Harris said.
She credited breaking this barrier in politics to numerous women of color who sacrificed their careers for ladies to take their place in the political positions. Women like the late 1968 Presidential candidate from New York, Congresswoman Shirley Anita Chisholm, paved the road for the newly elected Vice President.
“But while I may be the first woman in office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” Harris said.” 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 yourselves.”
It took four days for Biden’s lead to flourish, as President Trump claimed a victory for himself on Wednesday morning. States that delivered the electoral votes to solidify the win included Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Trump also called for pollsters to stop counting votes.
As Trump was sinking with voters, he had attorneys working around the clock with lawsuits for alleged voter fraud. As Trump grasps for holes in the election, members of the Republican party have quietly ignored him or spoke on election specials as guest pundits. They have taken turns, guessing who will have to approach Trump and explain to him that he must leave the White House in about 70 days.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that there is no evidence that fraud existed in the election. He told ABC News “There’s just no basis to make that argument…There just isn’t,” Christie said.
Priorities for President-Elect Joe Biden Press His Schedule
While many public spaces were filled with dancing and singing, President-Elect Joe Biden has not wasted time at a party, hooting and hollering! Biden has taken the bull by its horns and began organizing his taskforce for COVID-19, by assigning 13 people to his newly created organization.
Biden will be sworn-in officially as the President of the United States on January 20, 2021, but the workload starts now.
The country faces a surge in COVID-19 cases and Biden is charging forward with plans to heal America literally and figuratively, news reports have documented. President Trump stays firing his staff and most recently cut his defense secretary, Mark Esper, from the payroll, after the election. Esper was trying to replace Confederate flags and materials from military bases and Trump did not support that decision.
The current focus of President-elect Biden is to reverse the COVID-19 cases. Under Trump’s reign, more than 230,000 Americans have died from the disease. More than 35 people in Trump’s cabinet have contracted the virus, including his wife and youngest son. Trump mocked Biden for not travelling widely to campaign for office and belittled Biden for wearing a mask at most public events.
Biden clearly feels that the joke is on Trump, as he plans to also make several executive orders, including addressing the stimulus package for the economy, which has been impacted by COVID-19. Other areas include:
*Rejoining the World Health Organization. Trump removed the United States from the organization.
*Rejoining the Paris climate accord and propose to spend $2 trillion for the infrastructure to create clean energy. Biden campaigned to have zero emissions by 2050.
*Biden will allow for transgender military people to join the military and let them be open in this area of their life. Trump had banned all transgender individuals from the military. As the new commander in chief of this nation, he can legally reverse Trump’s prior decision.
*The Dreamers program will be allowed in the United States, and undocumented immigrants can remain in this country without fear. Trump tried to run all of the immigrants out of America, by deporting them. The children in the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can attend school, work and participate in many activities that America offers. This program began under the leadership of President Barack Obama.
*Come one and come all from banned Muslim countries, Venezuela and North Korea. Trump banned people from travelling there, but the door will re-open for relationships to form again.