Among the various public figures commenting on President-elect Joe Biden's win of the 2020 presidential election is Hillary Clinton, and she's got some positive vibes to spread. As Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) celebrated their win on Saturday, Nov. 7, Hillary Clinton's tweet about the 2020 election results was full of positivity. Despite Clinton's experience as President Donald Trump's opponent in the 2016 presidential race, she took the high road and focused on the news.
"The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president. It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America," she wrote on Nov. 7. "Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together."
The win came after four days of ballot counting due to the influx of mail-in ballots, as officials provided safe ways to vote in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The race came to a close on Saturday, Nov. 7, around 11:30 a.m. ET, after Pennsylvania announced Biden was the confirmed winner of the state. The key battleground state brought Biden another 20 electoral votes, bringing his count to 273.
Both Biden and Harris made history as the election winners. Biden broke Obama's record number of votes and is the oldest man ever to be elected president, while Harris will be the first woman, the first Black woman, and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold the office of vice president.
Clinton's celebratory comments echo those of other public figures, such as Michelle Obama and Barack Obama.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama threw a bit of shade Trump's way as she celebrated the Biden-Harris win. "I’m beyond thrilled that my friend @JoeBiden and our first Black and Indian-American woman Vice President, @KamalaHarris, are headed to restore some dignity, competence, and heart at the White House. Our country sorely needs it," she wrote. As she congratulated the pair, she brought up that millions of people voted for a platform "supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division," and concluded there's still work to be done to unify the country.
President Obama also wrote a congratulatory address on Twitter. "Congratulations to my friends, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris — our next President and Vice President of the United States," wrote Obama. "I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden. I also couldn't be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala's groundbreaking election as our next Vice President."
Results were close until the Nov. 7 call. Now that the election is over, it's unclear if President Trump will concede. His previous statements on the matter leave the likelihood of a peaceful transfer of power somewhat bleak, since he's repeatedly avoided the topic.
Despite the likelihood of legal battles, Inauguration Day is on Jan. 20, 2021, and when Biden and Harris take office, it will be a historic moment for America.