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Transcript of Vice President-elect Harris’ victory speech

November 9, 2020

Transcript of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, as prepared and provided by the Biden campaign: ___ Good evening. Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act.” And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as…

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Kamala Harris books surge in popularity after election

November 9, 2020

By LINDSEY BAHR Books by and about Kamala Harris proved to be a popular purchase following the election. The vice president-elect was the subject or author of four books on Amazon’s top 10 Sunday. They included her own children’s book “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” her memoir “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” a children’s book…

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Transfer of Power: What is the Presidential Transition Act?

November 9, 2020

“Six months before an election, the President must establish a White House Transition Coordinating Council, chaired by a senior employee of the Executive Office of the President” NOTE: Trump or any former president can not illegally stay in office or extend their term after Jan. 20, 2021, noon. The Constitution states a president’s term ends…

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President-elect Biden turns to business of transition

November 8, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden used his first national address as president-elect to vow to heal a deeply divided nation, declaring it was time to “let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end” and reaching out to the millions of people who voted against him to say, “Let’s…

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Harris pays tribute to Black women in 1st speech as VP-elect

November 8, 2020

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. “Tonight I reflect on their struggle, their determination and the…

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Biden, Harris win White House, vowing new direction for divided US

November 7, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty…

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Pennsylvania chips away at pandemic poll worker shortages

September 24, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven shortages. A…

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Melania makes immigrant case for Donald at RNC, Biden’s camp responds

August 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention. Mrs. Trump offered a polished portrait of Trump’s…

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