Biden-Harris Victory Draws Crowds to Riverfront

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Emily M. '22

An American flag waves through the air during the Biden-Harris victory celebration. Supporters flocked to the Riverfront on November 7 to be part of the historic night.

Emily M. '22

The 2020 Presidential Election officially ended on Saturday, November 7, when the Associated Press called the race in Joe Biden’s favor. Biden’s supporters celebrated in cities across the country, and his hometown of Wilmington was no exception. Crowds had been present throughout the week at the Chase Center, the campaign headquarters, but many more people arrived on Saturday night to hear the victory speeches. 

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris accepted her position first, shattering the glass ceiling for women and people of color across the nation. President-elect Joe Biden then accepted his position, speaking of the power of unity and looking to the nation’s future under his leadership.

The spectators—most wearing masks—waved flags and cheered with excitement throughout the momentous occasion. The gathering was a loud, celebratory end to the campaign and the unique election.