- On Friday, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected that President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential race.
- On Saturday, the AP, along with networks inculding CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and Fox News, all made the call for Biden’s win.
- Immediately following the news, people in cities around America – from Atlanta to New York City and DC – flooded the streets, cheered from their balconies, embraced loved ones, and sang patriotic songs.
- Take a look at how the country reacted.
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After days of waiting for results, on Saturday, people gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC, to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
Some gatherers carried American flags. Others carried signs – one read “Trump is over.”
In Biden’s home state, Pennsylvania, people flooded the streets in honour of the president-elect.
Party’s back pic.twitter.com/SLFKJkBEtU
— Oona Goodin-Smith (@oonagoodinsmith) November 6, 2020
Following protests to count every vote, the streets in Philadelphia overflowed with people celebrating Biden’s win.
People held signs at a gathering in Philly on Saturday that reflected a collective spirit of hopefulness.
In New York City, people took to their balconies, rooftops, fire escapes, and windows to rejoice.
Some New Yorkers (literally) danced in the streets on Saturday.
In New York City’s Upper West Side neighbourhood, some people gathered on the street to sing “America the Beautiful.”
A spontaneous chorus of “America theBeautiful” on Broadway and 98th. New York City pic.twitter.com/XJo3NHb71O
— Somini Sengupta???? (@SominiSengupta) November 7, 2020
Many New Yorkers flocked to Times Square and expressed a sense of relief over Biden’s victory.
People in Delaware rejoiced at the news of their former senator’s presidential win.
In the nation’s capital, streets near the White House overflowed with supporters.
Tears were shed as Americans celebrated Biden’s win.
At other celebrations in DC on Saturday, Champagne was flowing in the streets.
In Chicago, people stepped onto their balconies to bang pots, cheer, and celebrate.
Listen to sounds in Chicago pic.twitter.com/UnJWSOv5PY
— Chris Doyle (@Doylech) November 7, 2020
Similar cheers could be heard from the streets of Atlanta.
— Riddle (@Ridd1e) November 7, 2020
Supporters of Biden danced in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. It was a historic year for Georgia, which voted blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
In Dallas, Texas, people gathered to chant: “This is what democracy looks like.”
Those who have gathered are taking to the streets, chanting “This is what democracy looks like.” pic.twitter.com/wSTfrWCWXX
— Jesus Jiménez (@jesus_jimz) November 7, 2020
The video was shared by Dallas News staff writer Jesus Jiménez on Saturday afternoon.
Draped with American flags, people in Delaware cheered on Biden’s victory.
Supporters of Biden also gathered in Detroit, Michigan, where one person’s sign was a nod to President Trump’s “The Apprentice” tagline.
Another sign held by people in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, referenced President Trump being “fired.”
In Los Angeles, people used pots and kitchen utensils to make noise on the streets in support of Biden.
“Hope” encapsulated the spirit in many cities around America on Saturday.
In Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighbourhood, cars, trucks, and vans honked nonstop as drivers waved and shouted from the windows in support of Biden.
Some Brooklynites cheered as a USPS truck drove down the street.
Brooklyn and the USPS, cheering each other on. pic.twitter.com/RURUtadYEt
— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) November 7, 2020
As other parts of the US wake up to news of Biden’s win, celebrations are likely to continue around the nation.
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