Joe Biden says he'll be president for all, whether or not they voted for him: 'It's time for America to heal'
'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'
President-elect Joe Biden, who clinched victory in the 2020 presidential elections on Saturday, November 7, by winning Pennsylvania, released a statement on Twitter within minutes after a win, thanking America for choosing him. The Democrat leader added that he will be a president for all Americans, including those who did not vote for him.
"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. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me," Biden, set to become the 46th president of the United States, tweeted.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
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.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
The Democrat was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential elections after multiple major news outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN and NBC showed him winning the state of Pennsylvania and attaining the required 270 Electoral College votes to clinch the presidential polls. Biden, in another statement, added: "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It's time for America to unite. And to heal."
Biden's running mate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, also released a statement on Twitter, saying: "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden
or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started."
This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Biden, during this year's election, won back the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania famously called the Blue Wall that delivered Trump's presidency in 2016. The President-elect reportedly reaped four million more votes than Trump across the nation as of November 7 morning. Their victory statements on the popular micro-blogging site came as people from across the world wrote messages congratulating the pair for their historic win against President Donald Trump. The Republican, ever since Election Day on November 3, Tuesday, had threatened to move the Supreme Court to stop the count of votes, particularly mail-in votes.
Trump, responding to Biden's election win, in a statement, said that the election was "far from over." The Republican, who doesn't appear in a mood to concede, issued a statement, saying: "We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don't want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over."
The Trump campaign has already filed lawsuits in three states over their election results and the incumbent has consistently repeated unsubstantiated claims of fraudulent mail-in ballots in this election. The cases could be heard by a higher court and potentially move to the Supreme Court. States, from November 10, will begin to verify their vote tallies and after that recounts could be suggested by the Trump campaign.