• Sat. Jul 24th, 2021

Counting continues with Biden, Harris in lead

Historic election could move first African American and woman into Vice Presidency

By Dan Yount

The Cincinnati Herald

History was almost made Tuesday, Nov. 3. as the counting of ballots continues with former Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris retain a tight lead over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The narrow lead prevents Trump and Pence from claiming victory for a second term.

This hotly contested Presidential race has experience record turnout in several states and a victory that will kick start a 180-degree turnaround a how the country deals with a deadly virus, healthcare, the economy, aid for struggling families, and the declining world view of our country, among other issues.

Voters on Tuesday and in the preceding record early voting turnouts also accomplished two firsts by electing Kamala Harris as vice president, for she will be the first African American/Asian and first woman to take charge of the vice presidency in the nation’s history.

At our print deadline, Biden/Harris garnered 57 percent of the Hamilton County vote, and went on to lose Ohio. Trump/Pence had 42 percent of the county votes.

Campaigning by the candidates of both parties was ceaseless during the last weeks prior to the election, with President Barack Obama taking the stump in battleground states for his former Vice President, Biden.

Read about Biden’s plan for Black America at: https://thecincinnatiherald.com/2020/11/my-plan-to-lift-every-voice-in-black-america/