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07 November 2020 22:35

Megan Rapinoe Donald Trump United States

Former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn congratulate Biden and Harris

Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter have congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the 2020 election. In a statement through the Carter Center, the former president from Georgia congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who Carter called "friends." "Rosalynn joins me in congratulating our friends President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris," Jimmy Carter said. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: Reaction pours in after historic projected White House win It said his campaign would take unspecified legal actions and he would "not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands." Trump has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was voter fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power — an extraordinary charge by a sitting president trying to sow doubt about a bedrock democratic process. The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government, four years after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. President Donald Trump has returned to the White House and a very different Washington, D.C., after losing his reelection bid.

Trump has so far refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and is promising legal challenges. Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. He won Pennsylvania on Saturday to exceed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. Biden's campaign confirmed the phone call Saturday with Obama, whom Biden served under as vice president for eight years, but offered few details on what was said. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama took to Twitter to say that she was "beyond thrilled" that Biden had been elected president and that his running mate, Kamala Harris, is "our first Black and Indian-American woman" as vice president.

"Let's remember that tens of millions of people voted for the status quo, even when it meant supporting lies, hate, chaos and division," she tweeted, in a swipe at President Donald Trump. Republicans on Capitol Hill are giving President Donald Trump and his campaign space to consider all its legal options after his election defeat by President-elect Joe Biden. Several hundred people have gathered outside President Donald Trump's Virginia golf club after his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump was golfing when a flurry of media outlets, including The Associated Press, declared Saturday morning that Biden had won the election. Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday in a statement that he looks forward to working with Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris "to further strengthen the bond between North America and Europe." Congressional Republican leaders have been notably silent on President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but several GOP allies of President Donald Trump are disputing the outcome.

"I fully support President Trump as he continues to fight for every legal vote to be counted." Sen. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The Utah Republican tweeted Saturday that he and his wife know Biden and Harris "as people of good will and admirable character." He says, "We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead." Romney, President Donald Trump's most vocal critic within the Republican Party, said Friday that Trump was "damaging the cause of freedom" and inflaming "destructive and dangerous passions" by claiming, without foundation, that the election was rigged and stolen from him. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer jointly called President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on a "tremendous" victory. The aide says Pelosi and Schumer look forward to working with the new Democratic administration to achieve "great things" for the American people. The highest-ranking Black member of Congress says he specifically advised President-elect Joe Biden to pick a Black woman as his running mate if he wanted to win the White House.

Johnson also singled out Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for "her historic achievement" as the first woman, first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent to win national U.S. office. Former President Barack Obama says he "could not be prouder" to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. In a statement Saturday, Obama says Biden has "got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way," because he will enter the White House facing "a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has." Acknowledging that the election revealed the nation remains bitterly divided, Obama said, "I know he'll do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote." Two former Democratic presidents are offering their congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Jimmy Carter, the 39th president, said in a statement Saturday that he and his wife, Rosalynn, are "proud" of the Democrats' "well-run campaign and seeing the positive change they bring to our nation." The Trump administration has yet to formally begin the transition to President-elect Joe Biden. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to address the nation on Saturday night.

His presidential campaign announced that Biden and his wife, Jill, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will appear at a drive-in rally outside the convention center in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden clinched the White House over President Donald Trump late Saturday morning with a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born. Hillary Clinton is congratulating the "history making ticket" of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris upon their victory over President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump is a "mandate for action." The Democratic leader said in a statement Saturday: "Today marks the dawning of a new day of hope for America." Pelosi called Biden's vote tally a "historic victory." She says President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will have a strong Democratic House majority "by their side." Democrat Joe Biden has won Nevada, adding to his Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump. Biden clinched Nevada on Saturday afternoon, shortly after he won the presidency by taking Pennsylvania. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says she and President-elect Joe Biden have a lot of work to do. Harris made the comments in a tweet Saturday, shortly after Biden clinched the presidency by winning Pennsylvania. President-elect Joe Biden says it's time for America to "unite" and to "heal." Biden said in a statement Saturday, "With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation." Biden made no mention of his opponent, President Donald Trump, who has not conceded the race. Biden clinched the White House with a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born. President Donald Trump is not conceding to President-elect Joe Biden, promising unspecified legal challenges seeking to overturn the outcome of the race for the White House. Trump was at his Virginia golf course when the presidential race was called for Biden on Saturday. The waterfront is just steps from the outdoor stage that Democrat Joe Biden erected on Election Day to celebrate victory. Democrat Joe Biden has won Pennsylvania, surpassing the 270 electoral vote threshold to take the White House and become the 46th president of the United States. Biden also carried Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan on his path to the presidency, flipping states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. States are still counting votes in the presidential election, Democrat Joe Biden is on the verge of victory and President Donald Trump is at his Virginia golf club for the first time since the end of September. (WKOW)--Oldest living former U.S. President Jimmy Carter congratulated President-elect Joe Biden's Saturday afternoon. "Rosalynn joins me in congratulating our friends President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris." Carter continued, "we are proud of their well-run campaign and look forward to seeing the positive change they bring to our nation." Former presidents and politicians from both major parties weighed in to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory over Donald Trump, with Democrats eager to turn the page on four years of tumult and some Republicans offering prayers and best wishes while hinting at the partisan combat to come. Biden was declared the winner of Pennsylvania on Saturday, pushing him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency after days of uncertainty as election officials counted an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots due to coronavirus pandemic. "In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen," Barack Obama said in a statement praising his former vice president and Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris. "And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory." "A record-shattering 75 million Americans cast their ballots to elect Joe Biden President of the United States – a historic victory that has handed Democrats a mandate for action." Republicans appeared divided on Saturday between accepting the new president-elect and standing by Trump. Utah Senator Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee who did not vote for Trump, congratulated Biden and Harris, praising them as "people of good will and admirable character."