The Associated Press has called the U.S. presidential race for the Democrats, with Joe Biden as the President-elect, and Kamala Harris as the first female vice president in American history.
Harris posted a video on social media, which shows her calling Biden after the projection was announced, saying “we did it.”
Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, also posted a sweet picture from Saturday morning, congratulating his wife on the big win.
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
She also posted a statement, which stresses that the election is about “the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it.”
Many people were quick to express their support for Harris in particular, as the first Black woman and Asian American U.S. vice president-elect.
Not for nothing, but we’re going to need a MUCH bigger and more lavish swearing-in ceremony for VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS than we’ve normally seen. pic.twitter.com/kw1JWtwhkc
— April (@ReignOfApril) November 7, 2020
Madam Vice President
I'll probably cry every time I hear this phrase for the next 4+ years and I'm so unbelievably thrilled about it.
Thank you, @KamalaHarris.
— alisonhaislip (@alisonhaislip) November 7, 2020
— Angel Halo Chang 😇 (@angelhalochang) November 7, 2020
Canadians, in particular, also took to social media to congratulate Harris, expressing how important it is to see her in a position of political power.
Growing up Black and South Asian, I worried so much about how to describe myself and whether I could be both. So seeing the media refer to @KamalaHarris as the “first Black and first South Asian” woman to be VP makes me so happy right now.
— Eternity Martis (@eternitymartis) November 7, 2020
Madam Vice-president elect @KamalaHarris makes history with so many firsts today.
First woman — First Black woman — First South Asian woman to be elected as Vice President of the United States of America.
What a moment. #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/XgOOnKo37e
— Tashauna Reid (@CBCTashauna) November 7, 2020
Four years ago after that dire election I wrote "what are we going to tell our daughters?" And today we can tell our daughters that @KamalaHarris will be vice-president of the United States, and a good man will be president
— Elizabeth Renzetti (@lizrenzetti) November 7, 2020
VP Elect, @KamalaHarris makes history becoming first woman, first Black & Indian person to hold the position of Vice President.
To all the little girls & grown women who see themselves in her in this very moment: You matter. Dream BIG!
— Kayla-Marie Williams (@kaylamarieTO) November 7, 2020
— Natalie Preddie (@_NattyP) November 7, 2020
— Rosa M. 🇨🇦🇮🇹 (@roma7780) November 7, 2020
And let’s not forget that Harris has a strong Canadian connection. She went to Westmount High School in Montreal.
I also congratulate the Vice-President-elect, Ms. Kamala Harris, who spent part of her youth in Montreal.@KamalaHarris , we hope to see you soon. You will always be welcome in Quebec.
— François Legault (@francoislegault) November 7, 2020