Joe Biden is on the verge of being named President-Elect of the United States, following significant successes in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada on Friday.
The historic election was an incredibly close race between former Democratic vice presidential candidate Biden and incumbent Republican Donald Trump, the latter accused of electoral fraud while his team struggled to cope with seemingly inevitable defeat.
A victory for Biden in Pennsylvania would give him 20 more electoral college votes out of a total of 273, putting him above the 270 votes needed to win the presidency.
Biden was also just ahead of Trump in Georgia in the early hours of the morning, extending his lead over his Republican rival in Nevada.
As the president’s chances of being re-elected dwindle, a considerable list of celebrities opposed to Trump was heard.
“Dear Donald Trump, please prepare to leave our house. Sincerely, a majority of Americans,” tweeted actor and filmmaker Paul Feig along with a picture of the White House.
Dear Donald Trump,
Please be prepared to leave our house.
With kind regards,
A majority of Americans pic.twitter.com/euZoQkF4n4
– Paul Feig (@paulfeig) November 6, 2020
Meanwhile, Star Trek actor George Takei tweeted: “Who knew that #Trump2020 was an expiration date?
Who knew that #Trump2020 was an expiration date?
– George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 6, 2020
The Hidden Figures actress Octavia Spencer shared ray Charles’ portrayal of “America the Beautiful”.
” #StaceyAbrams #JamesClybourn all the election workers, those who count the votes, and to everyone who voted, this is for you,” she twittered.
#StaceyAbrams #JamesClybourn to all election workers, to those who count the votes, and to all who voted for it: This is for you, https://t.co/mlIMxxfn5I
– octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) November 6, 2020
Zach Braff, Wesley Snipes and John Boyega all exchanged funny memes and reaction pictures:
– John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 6, 2020
– WS (@wesleysnipes) November 6, 2020
My decision desk called them. pic.twitter.com/9HyZzS4Qxo
– Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 6, 2020
The star of HBO euphoria, Zendaya, simply said, “Letsss goooooo,” along with a gift from a blue Power Ranger.
Letsss goooooo pic.twitter.com/x8T4E9Q0MA
– Zendaya (@Zendaya) November 6, 2020
While Kumail Nanjiani urged the pollsters to call Biden’s victory already a victory.
“CALL HIM! THIS IS BEEN DONE,” he said.
CALL IT! THIS HAS BEEN DONE!
– Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 6, 2020
“Wake up with PRESIDENT BIDEN and VICE-PRESIDENT HARRIS!!!!!” Gabriell Union celebrated. “Yasssssss!!!! So happy, so proud and so ready to get right back to work! Do not let up!”
Wake up to PRESIDENT BIDEN and VICE-PRESIDENT HARRIS!!!!! Yeah!!! So happy, so proud and so ready to get back to work right away! Do not let up!
– Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 6, 2020
Little Fires Everywhere actress Kerry Washington twittered: “You all. On the third day. Democracy has risen.”
Yâall. On the third day. Democracy has risen.
– kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 6, 2020
In an earlier tweet she wrote: “Weep tears of gratitude. THANK YOU. To the voters. To the counters. To the organizers. To the volunteers. And to democracy. We have work to do. Without a doubt. But let us celebrate our victories. It will help us to keep ourselves alive. Thank God.”
Despite Biden’s notable successes, Trump is adamant in his campaign that the race for the White House is not over.
Matt Morgan, lead counsel for the Trump 2020 campaign, said in a statement: “Biden is relying on these states for his feigned claim to the White House, but once the election is over, President Trump will be re-elected.