November 07, 2020
Philadelphians quickly reacted to the declaration of the winner in the 2020 presidential election, as the Associated Press and several other media outlets said that former Vice President Joe Biden was the projected winner Saturday.
Some residents left their homes to celebrate outdoors and some decided to do so online, after ballots counted in Philadelphia granted the Democratic challenger Biden the remaining votes needed to win Pennsylvania and secure victory over President Donald Trump.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, an outspoken critic of Trump, also attended the gathering and spoke at 1:30 p.m.
@JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris are to be congratulated as they prepare to lead our nation. It's time for national unity and ending the division and extreme partisanship that is so destructive. We must support President-elect Biden's call for national unity.— Jim Kenney (@JimFKenney) November 7, 2020
Other Philadelphians met in West Philadelphia. Videos showed them cheering on a trolley passing along Baltimore Ave. shortly after noon Saturday.
hello from the most joyous trolley passing on baltimore ave in west philly pic.twitter.com/LszaQreReV— Juliana Feliciano Reyes (@juliana_f_reyes) November 7, 2020
Downtown, a giant Eagle was paraded through the streets in the afternoon.
A giant Eagle is now making its way down the streets of Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/AQAn2XM1ew— Alex Holley (@AlexHolleyFOX29) November 7, 2020
Philly knows how to celebrate democracy! pic.twitter.com/qCkRM3O1U8— Warren Petrofsky (@petrofsk) November 7, 2020
The entire city of Philadelphia sounds like this! pic.twitter.com/d0iE4Fg8iG— Erin Bolles (@ErinABolles) November 7, 2020
Other people took to Twitter to discuss the results, with Biden supporters showing their appreciation for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. One person even suggested Gritty swear Biden in.
Since Philadelphia came to our rescue in the eleventh hour, Biden should be sworn in with a Bible held by Gritty. pic.twitter.com/LsAWTNwJQ2— Ryan "McLaffyTaffy" Capps (@McLaffyTaffy) November 7, 2020
Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on their historic victory. We elected a President who will lead with moral courage, personal conviction, and facts. It is no exaggeration to say that changing the way our country approaches this ongoing pandemic will save lives. pic.twitter.com/5r1Bn1eMHI— Phil Murphy (@PhilMurphyNJ) November 7, 2020
Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 7, 2020
Pennsylvania is proud to send a native son to the White House who's never forgotten his Scranton roots.
In Vice President-elect Harris, we'll have a fighter against injustice prioritizing working people.