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May 9, 2021

Biden wins presidency

Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner in the race to become U.S. president, ousting President Donald Trump after winning the 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania and putting him over the 270 he needed, results showed Saturday morning. 

Ballots are still being counted in Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, all of which showed Biden with a slight lead over Trump.

Trump has threatened further legal action on the ballot counting.

Assemblymember Robert Rivas posted on his Facebook page soon after the news broke.

“Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and our very own U.S. Senator, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” he wrote. “I’m proud to see that a Californian and the daughter of immigrants will help lead our nation through these next four years.”

Assemblywoman Anna Caballero (D-12) tweeted Saturday “Congratulations to our President-elect Joe Biden and California’s own Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris. I am confident that they will lead our nation with integrity—providing a much needed path to unity and healing.”

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