Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump and became the 46th President of the United States on Saturday. President of the United States. Tonight Biden will officially deliver his acceptance speech from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
The acceptance speech is expected to include remarks from Biden’s vice candidate Kamala Harris, the first colored woman ever to hold the office of vice president.
Here is how you can watch:
Time: Approximately 20:00 ET
TELEVISION: Most major news channels are expected to broadcast (CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.)
Live stream: The USA Today Network will broadcast the event live.
It is expected that Biden will use his acceptance speech as a call to unite Americans after four years of polarization under President Trump.
In his initial comments Saturday about the outcome, Biden assured the country that he was a president “for all Americans.
“America, I am honored that you have elected me to lead our great country. The work that lies ahead 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 trust you have placed in me,” Biden twittered in his opening remarks on Saturday.
America, I am honored that you have elected me to lead our great country.
The work that lies ahead 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 trust you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
On Saturday, the former vice president was called to victory by the major news networks after gaining a majority leadership in the embattled state of Pennsylvania. The fiercely contested race went on as Biden and Trump battled for votes in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada.
Biden received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history, garnering over 74 million votes or 50.5 percent of the population’s vote.
In his third attempt to win the presidency, Biden is the oldest person at the head of the White House and the second Roman Catholic president in American history. He is scheduled to take the oath of office on January 20, 2021.
The celebrations were felt across the country as followers of the former vice president took to the streets in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware.
Harris showed a video of her calling Biden to congratulate them on their joint success and said, “We did it!
We did it, @JoeBiden. pic.twitter.com/oCgeylsjB4
– Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Today’s acceptance speech is expected to include fireworks, a light show and a rally as Biden supporters gather to celebrate the start of a new presidency.
Since Saturday afternoon, Trump has said he will not abandon the race and will challenge the results in court.
“The simple fact is that this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been confirmed as the winner of any state, let alone the highly contested states heading for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could decide the final winner,” his campaign said in a statement.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will begin to pursue our case in court to ensure that the electoral laws are fully respected and that the rightful winner takes his place.
The Biden campaign has stated that it will comply with any legal challenge by Trump, but is confident that none of the cases will affect Biden’s victory.
“The Republican legal claims are completely unfounded and have failed in court and will continue to fail,” said Bob Bauer, a senior advisor to the Biden campaign.