Biden wins the US election and the memes are truly presidential
7 November 2020, 20:15
President-Elect Joe Biden has a certain ring to it, don't you think?
It's official: Joe Biden is on course to defeat Donald Trump and become the become the 46th President of the United States of America. And the internet is celebrating the only way it knows how...with memes.
After four days of agony waiting to hear the results in swing states like Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania, the fate of the election was all but sealed when Biden pulled ahead yesterday (Nov 6) in vote counts in the aforementioned states, aided by a huge Democrat surge of mail-in ballots.
Today (Nov 7), AP officially called Biden to win in Pennsylvania, pushing him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win outright, with a current total of 284 votes at the time of writing (4:30pm GMT) (UPDATE: Biden has now taken Nevada too, taking his total to 290).
Not only will Joe Biden become president but Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first person of colour to become vice president.
Biden and Harris have both responded to the news on social media.
Writing on his official Twitter account, Biden said: "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."
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
Harris said: "This election is about so much more than Joe Biden 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
After four years of what can only be described as literal hell, the internet (at least, the liberal side of it) is living its best life. Here's some of the best memes celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' historical presidential election win.
It's Vice President-elect Harris now, baby.
Chromatica II into 911 but it’s Kamala Harris changing her bio to say Vice President-Elect pic.twitter.com/6hThk5dyAx— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) November 7, 2020
Orange has been acting sus since day one.
I feel like an ibuprofen just kicked in after a four year stress headache.— mamrie hart (@mametown) November 7, 2020
We love to see it.
It's actually happening.
How it went: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/kRuvrN2puf— Women for Election (@women4election) November 7, 2020
This is how you throw a Trump leaving party.
Me dancing outside of the White House as Don Jr and Eric lift furniture into the UHaul pic.twitter.com/e8A72x9LWd— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 7, 2020
Now sashay away...
My god it feels like I just took off a weighted blanket, unhooked my bra and taken out my extensions all at once— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 7, 2020
Today, as he loses the presidency, I am remembering this attack on the LGBTQ+ community by Donald Trump. We won’t forget. pic.twitter.com/dzoLYpY6rX— shon faye. (@shonfaye) November 7, 2020
Didn't quite catch that word. What was it again?
It’s official: Donald Trump is... pic.twitter.com/LxUycoZF9s— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 7, 2020
The party got started early yesterday in West Philly, as people started celebrating in the streets before the final ballot counts.
West Philly reacts to Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania by dancing in the street, of course pic.twitter.com/WBuipfLydN— Ellie Rushing (@EllieRushing) November 6, 2020
Slam dunk baby!
To the left, to the left, everything you own in a box to the left.
Bet you didn't see this one coming.
Biden votes showing up to flip Georgia: pic.twitter.com/cQxkxIM4JD— Niccole Thurman (@niccolethurman) November 6, 2020
There will be many benefits to a Biden administration and Jill's fashion lewks will certainly be one of them.
Jill Biden showing up at the White House to throw all of Melania’s shit out pic.twitter.com/zBXZyvUoNV— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 6, 2020
Wow karma really did her thing huh.
We gave Trump the entire 2020 experience. He got COVID & now is unemployed!— steve. (@CarIegend) November 6, 2020
The tea is piping hot today ladies...
Mike Pence losing his job to a woman is just a delight.— St Peter (@stpeteyontweety) November 6, 2020
pennsylvania, georgia, and michigan going blue for biden pic.twitter.com/JekMMPRCKw— despair-ado bergado (@gabebergado) November 6, 2020
Time to release those draft tweets you've been saving for four years.
IVE BEEN WAITING FOUR YEARS TO USE THIS pic.twitter.com/RIilmmB6BL— indie (@INDIEWASHERE) November 6, 2020
Cardi B was THE election pundit of 2020. Facts are facts, America.
Cardi B must be a prophet because Biden has a WAP: Wisconsin, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) November 6, 2020
Talking of Cardi B...
Joe Biden finding out that he's only 6 seats away from being the 46th President of the United States of America 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CAAm2cUHnc— Tenille. (@tenilleclarke1) November 5, 2020