President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: WNBA community reacts to historic election win

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The voters spoke – and sent a loud, long and emphatic message to Washington, D.C. that the last four years were a disgusting mess that should never be repeated again.

The people decided that the work of a president should be conducted from the confines of The White House instead of from a Twitter account and a golf course.

Winners were declared.

A 2020 presidential election that appeared it would never end as the much-ballyhooed result dragged on for days was eventually called on Saturday – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the incoming president and vice president of the United States.

In many ways, the activism of athletes this year somewhat was a preview of this result. After the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor as well as the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, WNBA and NBA players sought to bring increased awareness to social justice issues – as well as to the importance of voting.

The NBPA sought to have several of its arenas converted into voting sites for this election – a decision that played a major part in increasing voter turnout in cities, including Atlanta which appears poised to flip Georgia blue.

The Seattle Storm even came out and endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket. As the Storm’s on-court success tells us, the Storm know what they are doing.

Appropriately, many of those same athletes and luminaries from the W community reacted with unbridled glee when Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes were called for Biden and Harris, sealing the election.

What do Biden and Elena Delle Donne have in common? Delaware. DC’s ESA is only a short drive from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, so once he’s done dealing with coronavirus, pull up to Congress Heights/8th Ward for a Mystics game or two.

Also…from last year.

Oh … and let’s not forget that the 2017 Minnesota Lynx, 2018 and 2020 Seattle Storm and 2019 Washington Mystics are owed White House visits. Like we said, Biden and Harris are going to be busy folks after they are inaugurated in January 20, but we are sure they will spare some time to recognize our W ladies.

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