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Illinois Democrats React To Biden Elected President

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

CHAMPAIGN – Democratic leaders in Illinois praised the projected election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden defeated Republican President Donald Trump after a bitter and divisive campaign.

Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) tweeted several messages, praising Biden, noting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ role in history and criticizing Donald Trump.:

With the race now called by several reputable national news outlets, I want to congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on a historic win. I look forward to working with you and your administration to build a better future for Illinois and our entire nation. Replacing the worst president our country has ever seen, Joe Biden is a good, decent and empathetic man who comes with a national plan to address the pandemic and economic crisis. I’m confident that his leadership will unite Americans to save lives and livelihoods. As Vice President, Kamala Harris will be the first woman, first Black person and first South Asian American person to serve in the role. Her accomplishment and passion will inspire generations of women and girls — demonstrating that there are no limits on their potential. We have a lot of work to do to heal the deep divisions in our country and provide a steady hand in the most powerful positions in the United States and the world. I have no doubt that these two honest and caring people are the right team for the job.

US Senator’s Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats, also issued tweets congratulating Biden and Harris.



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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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