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.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
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.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Winners were declared.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
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.
WATCH LIVE: Celebrations on Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. after Joe Biden declared winner https://t.co/IyuphfLS8l
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) November 7, 2020
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 7, 2020
I’ve never heard more honking in my life. Everyone’s honking, waving flags, dancing in the streets of Atlanta. Many say they never thought they would see the state flip blue. This is near Piedmont park. @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/wul1bWqSGi
— Eric Perry (@Ericperrytv) November 7, 2020
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.
Let’s get to work! 👊 pic.twitter.com/KDyOPqbpLY
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) November 7, 2020
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) November 8, 2020
A special #ShineLoudSunday goes to @KamalaHarris for making history as the first woman and first Black and Indian-American Woman to become Vice President of the United States, an achievement that will surely inspire the next generation.
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) November 8, 2020
— Natasha Cloud (@T_Cloud4) November 8, 2020
We really did it. Real tears. pic.twitter.com/CE0nTJKVr5
— Tina Charles (@tinacharles31) November 7, 2020
— dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) November 8, 2020
That part!!!!!!! https://t.co/Own3ukjeKY
— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) November 8, 2020
Not that y’all are saying that Trump got fired on his off day! 😂😂😂💀💀💀
— Amanda Zahui B. (@AmandaZahuiB) November 7, 2020
— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) November 8, 2020
— Elena Delle Donne (@De11eDonne) November 7, 2020
Come on !! pic.twitter.com/JqQwb2EJVW
— A’ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) November 8, 2020
— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) November 7, 2020
Lahoozaher 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4J82UhMT5b
— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) November 8, 2020
Difference is what makes America AMERICA. I’m proud today, and I’m proud because when I show Lailaa (who has had a black President and now female woman of color VP) that she can do and be anything she wants to be…. She wonders why I ever thought she couldn’t 🤧
— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) November 7, 2020
Good Morning World…. This message from our VP Elect Kamala is a Big Mood✨✨Across All industries ✊🏾 https://t.co/solKExYXvV
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) November 8, 2020
Wow look at a President, President 😢❤️
— Jonquel Jones (@jus242) November 8, 2020
Two quotes that really stuck w/ me from tonight..
“Black Women are the backbone of democracy”
— Renee Montgomery (@ReneeMontgomery) November 8, 2020
I feel so much relief right now. I know there’s still work to be done and this is just the start. But tonight I celebrate. I’m hopeful. I’m encouraged. This country will get back on track.
— Brianna Turner (@_Breezy_Briii) November 8, 2020
— Ticha Penicheiro (@TichaPenicheiro) November 7, 2020
— Monique Currie (@Mocurrie25) November 8, 2020
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 8, 2020
— Carly Thibault (@CTbow) November 7, 2020
Whew 🙌🏾 https://t.co/FtqLc3T2E8
— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) November 7, 2020
I’m looking forward to seeing Kamala’s glow-up. Hair. Fashions. Stilettos. Timbs. I need Michelle’s entire glam squad to return.
— Lo Ira 🇭🇹 (@LoIra_BTW) November 8, 2020
Women. History. pic.twitter.com/0Vk8Focdml
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) November 8, 2020
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.
Kamala Harris’ Seattle fundraiser last tonight, per source, included National Women’s Soccer star Megan Rapinoe (along with Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird). Unclear if anyone struck an epic, post-goal pose.
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) September 28, 2019
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.