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  • as Vice President elect Kamala Harris has made history many times over, she will be the first woman on the first person of color to hold the position.

  • NAMI Iqbal looks at her rise to the second highest office in the country.

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  • Theo Nation was born with the words All men are created equal.

  • It's taken more than two centuries for that promise to begin to be realized by a woman.

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  • Harris struggled when she ran to be the Democratic Party's pick for president, but later found a role as the progressive counterweight to Joe Biden's more establishment candidacy.

  • Joe Biden and I are proud, patriotic Americans who share the values with the vast majority of the American people who want a president of the United States who speaks truth.

  • She was born in California to immigrant parents off Jamaican and Indian heritage.

  • There would be a meaningful discussion.

  • She was elected to the Senate four years ago off the back of a successful career as a prosecutor, something that later damaged her support among some liberals who thought she'd been too tough on African American defendants.

  • She graduated from this university, where her elevation to the nation's second highest office is viewed as hugely symbolic.

  • I have to admit, I'm still in a bit of shock about it, like I'm thrilled I wanted this to happen.

  • Imagine that she's going to take all the things that she learned over her lifetime and put them into policy, which will make her again more than a symbol.

  • It will make her a politician of substance.

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  • It's not Kamala Markham Ella, but she still had to teach the country how to say her name.

  • I'm Kamala Harris on.

  • She was openly attacked by the president, and I thought she was the meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U.

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  • Senate.

  • If Kamala Harris had been born more than 100 years ago, she would not have been able to vote on as a black woman.

  • She would have had no rights.

  • But now, she said, to become the most powerful and influential woman in American political history.

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  • BBC NEWS Washington Well, as we've been seeing their jubilant scenes in cities across the US with people celebrating the new Democratic triumph, though, some Trump supporters have been on the streets showing support for his continuing fights.

  • Clive Myrie joins us from Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, one of the key battle grounds and the state that eventually gave Mr Biden the votes needed for victory.

  • Clive Yeah, this is the Philadelphia story.

  • Pennsylvania is a state where Joe Biden was born.

  • It's where he began and ended his campaign for the White House.

  • It's also the state where his values were four, judged on a certain kinship for blue collar, working class America.

  • So perhaps it's fitting that Pennsylvania is a state that gave him the votes on gave him the presidency.

  • Maybe Maybe this is the soundtrack of the Biden campaign on Now, a New America in the age of Cove In 19, his election rallies were drivin and socially distanced.

  • Supporters honked in his speeches instead of applauding, It's alone it alone outside their cars, the president elect's ecstatic supporters, no less noisy.

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  • In the shadow of the building where election votes are being counted, the subjects of their ire fall on Donald Trump.

  • Voters across this Philadelphia street, America's rancorous political divide in miniature.

  • Joe Biden says he wants to bring both sides together.

  • He wants to be a leader for all America.

  • At the moment, they can't even share the same street without barricades on the police.

  • Donald Trump lost, in part because suburban women turned on listen to Penny Olds and her daughter, Hattie, who set up a Facebook group to support Joe Biden.

  • We started with Four Way ended with 142.

  • It was incredibly empowering on.

  • It was therapy for us women who felt just disregarded.

  • I'm a woman in my twenties, and it's just really important for people my age.

  • Thio be behind someone who supports us to the full Oh, yeah, But Tim Trimble, who wants called Essex home, says Donald Trump's fight isn't over.

  • He has not lost the election, I think, because BBC and CNN and ABC calls it, that's irrelevant.

  • Meanwhile, on the same street in another America they're dancing for Joe tonight won't sleep flying my BBC news in Philadelphia.

  • This US election has seen the highest turnout since 1900.

  • So far, Mr Biden has won nearly 75 million votes, the most ever for a U.

  • S presidential candidate.

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  • Trump, meanwhile, is currently less than 71 million, the second highest tally in history.

  • Our North America editor, John So Port joins us again.

  • John, with no sign of Donald Trump conceding what happens now?

  • Yeah, well, it's not like UK elections, because in UK elections the removal people would have arrived outside Downing Street the next morning.

  • Thio take out all their possessions.

  • Donald Trump is the president until January the 20th.

  • So Joe Biden, in meantime, what he'll be doing.

  • He he will be assembling a task force to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, something he said s Central.

  • He'll be looking at who the key cabinet picks will be.

  • He will be proceeding as if there is no fly in the ointment.

  • There are no challenges ahead.

  • He will want the momentum to be there that he will take over as president in January.

  • On already, world leaders are flocking to him.

  • Donald Trump has a different set of calculations to make.

  • How far does he pursue this legal action?

  • Because at the moment the allegations have flowed freely.

  • But the detail of what the offenses might have been much more thin on the ground on there's some reporting from people well connected that Donald Trump may be looking for a way at some point to get himself off a hook that he's on, maybe having to accept that he will have to concede graciously on that.

  • Joe Biden is the next president.

  • There are celebrations going on in the big cities like Washington.

  • This is black lives.

  • Black Lives Matter Plaza earlier on today.

  • Big celebrations.

  • But it's very different from 2000 and eight, and I was here when Barack Obama became president.

  • Then there was this warm, fuzzy feeling that an African American had become America's uh, president.

  • This time it's much more visceral.

  • There is a sense of delight that Donald Trump has been beaten much more so than Joe Biden has been elected on.

  • I think that speaks to divided America that when Joe Biden does become president in January, that is the big crisis that he's going to have to try to heal.

  • John.

  • Thank you, John.

as Vice President elect Kamala Harris has made history many times over, she will be the first woman on the first person of color to hold the position.

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