- On Saturday afternoon, news broke that Joe Biden was officially declared the projected winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
- The news came after Biden was declared the winner in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state whose 20 electoral college votes brought Biden's total above the 270 needed to win the presidency and make him the country's next president-elect.
- Hillary Clinton took to Instagram just moments after the news broke to share her reaction to Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, winning the election.
In case you (somehow, and very improbably) missed it: Joe Biden has officially been declared the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election. The news broke on Saturday afternoon, when Biden was called as the winner of crucial battleground state Pennsylvania. The pivotal swing state's 20 electoral college votes put Biden's total at 273, just over the 270 needed to win the presidency. Further wins on Saturday increased Biden's total electoral college tally to 290. The news was also historic as Kamala Harris made history as the first Black and Asian-American woman to be elected vice president.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whose 2016 loss to Donald Trump was a surprise to many around the world, took to Instagram just minutes after the news broke to share her reaction. Along with the iconic "United" artwork featuring Biden and Harris, Clinton wrote:
"The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.
It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together."
Check out Clinton's tribute to the history-making news for yourself below:
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