Former Vice President Joe Biden was deemed the winner of the presidential election on Saturday following news that he had prevailed in Pennsylvania and Nevada, carrying his campaign beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Biden’s success makes Donald Trump the first incumbent president to fail to win reelection in nearly 30 years.
“The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory, a victory for ‘we the people.’ We won with the most votes ever cast in the history of our nation,” Biden said at an appearance in Delaware on Saturday evening, referring to the more than 74 million votes he had earned at that point in time.
Cannabis Reform Promised During Campaign
Biden’s victory is historically significant in that his Democratic running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, has become the first woman and the first person of color to be elected the nation’s vice president. Although both candidates on this year’s Democratic ticket have expressed a reluctance to support cannabis legalization in the past, Harris committed the incoming administration to reform during last month’s vice presidential debate.
“We will decriminalize marijuana and we will expunge the records