POTUS may be fighting it, but there's a new President-elect.
Cue the "You're fired" jokes because Donald Trump is outta here.
After a presidential race set against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic and protests against systemic racism and police brutality, the American public turned on POTUS and voted for Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.
As Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris is the first woman, first Black woman and first Asian American woman to hold the position.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
The call took a bit longer than anyone's nerves were ready for, as an extremely close race led to the decision coming down to a few key states -- all while Trump claimed Democrats were "stealing" the election and filed lawsuits demanding votes stopped being counted in swing areas. He even declared an early victory on Tuesday, as much of the votes had yet to be tabulated, before claiming wins in states that were far from decided.
After a victory in his home state of Pennsylvania on Saturday, several news outlets, including CNN, Fox News, AP and BBC, declared Biden as the 46th President of the United States, with a total of 273 electoral votes. A couple of hours later, Biden was named the winner of Nevada, earning the state's six electoral votes.
Trump, who was playing golf when the race was called, has yet to concede the race.
To say Hollywood was elated by the news would be an understatement, as almost all of them have been counting down the days to November 3, 2020 since Trump was first voted into office back in 2016.
TooFab will be adding more reactions as they roll in.
I want to thank progressive grassroots organizations for their extraordinary efforts in helping to make Biden's victory possible. Together, you built widespread support for Biden among young people, people of color and the working class. Congratulations. Let's keep going forward.
Congratulations Mr. President! @JoeBiden - one of the truly decent and moral men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Please lead our nation bravely towards healing and bipartisanship. 🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/k9oAPgvTfS
. @JoeBiden@KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. ❤️ 🙌🙌 nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/uXiMTWs6Hk
The world is in the hands of someone civil and compassionate. Now it’s time to clean up the environment, provide quality education and health services to all. We all have to do our part, but the groundwork is laid. Now a little dance with my kids to celebrate! pic.twitter.com/xyWnaZrXqk
Here’s to kindness. To listening to each other again. To leadership. To nobility. To integrity. To accountability. To admitting your part. To being unified in a common goal of safety and health and love.
A great day for America. Thank you, Biden voters, for saving our country. We are breathing again. We can save the environment, find the parents for those children, respect our military and maybe get the respect of our allies back.
Philly, the city of my birth made this happen! If our founding fathers were alive today... I think they would smell really bad. But also, I’d like to think they’d be happy—No matter what side of the aisle they were on. Now it’s time to heal.
Congratulations to President-elect @JoeBiden and Vice-President-elect @KamalaHarris. I say this after every election, and I’ll repeat it now because some people need to hear it more than ever: I’m rooting for you, because your success is the country’s success.
Congratulations to my dear friend and President-elect @JoeBiden Vice-President-elect @KamalaHarris. Its time to move beyond politics and toward building a stronger america. I know Joe will unify the country toward a better future.