The wait is over. After four days of pure suspense, it was revealed who will be the new occupant of the White House: Joe Biden, the candidate for the Democratic Party, was chosen as the 46th president of the United States in a record election that surpassed more than 145 million votes, on an electoral day that seemed to have no end.
It is a fact that the Democrats will be jumping on one leg for the happiness of the result, but more their followers who, in the face of any adversity, moved heaven and earth to invite people to vote and achieve the result they so longed for. In addition to the voters who made Biden the new president of the United States, America’s best athletes joined in the festivities. Several renowned athletes in the USA, in unison, celebrated the results through their social networks and could not control the euphoria of the moment.
LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Darius Butler, Alex Morgan, Meghan Klingenberg, Warren Sapp, Megan Rapinoe, and Kyle Lowry were some of the athletes who celebrated Joe Biden’s victory in the United States presidential elections through Twitter. Before the celebration, CNN announced -yesterday- that the winner of the presidential race would be Biden, after obtaining the necessary votes in the state of Pennsylvania.
“After four long tense days, we’ve reached a historic moment in this election. We can now project the winner of the presidential race. CNN projects Joseph R. Biden Jr. is elected the 46th president of the United States, winning the White House and denying President Trump a second term,” Wolf Blitzer said. “We’re able to make this projection because CNN projects Biden wins Pennsylvania”, CNN journalism continued.
The news served so that the different personalities of the NBA, the NWSL, and the NFL, expressed their happiness after knowing the electoral result. From memes to comments, the reactions didn’t stop popping up on Twitter.
“Let’s go!!!!! Black voters came through…again. Be proud as hell but do not stop! We must stay organized and keep working. We just tipping off. I promise you I’m here for y’all throughout!”, ‘King’ James tweeted.
But why so much celebration for Biden’s victory? Beyond knowing the political favoritism of the athletes, it is public knowledge that Donald Trump has not had a good relationship with American athletes. In fact, the Republican candidate has garnered more resentment than friendships in various ambits in the United States and the world.
It is that since he was elected in 2016, Trump has had a marked speech where he has criticized athletes who, during the national anthem of the United States, knelt as a form of protest against social injustices and racial inequality.
Among so many athletes, the one most targeted by Trump in recent years was LeBron James, a great critic of the president and in charge of uniting several American sports stars to found the organization ‘More Than a Vote’.
Likewise, several actions and comments by Trump caused different teams to reject the traditional invitation from the White House to celebrate the obtaining of a championship in the different North American leagues.
Let us remember that days before the elections were held on November 3, Nike launched an advertising campaign to encourage young people to vote. The “You Can’t Stop Our Voice” spot, in which different figures from the sports world appear, was intended to empower those who, with a simple democratic act, can achieve great changes for the common good.
In January 2021, Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, while Kamala Harris will be his acting vice president.