Bostonians celebrate Biden’s win

Harriet Rovniak, news staff

Many residents of the city of Boston erupted in cheers at 11:30 Saturday morning, celebrating the historic win of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the 2020 election. After almost four days of uncertainty regarding the outcome of the election, Biden defeated incumbent President Donald Trump and is set to become the 46th President of the United States in January. 

Crowds formed in multiple locations around the city to celebrate the victory, the largest being at Boston Common, Harvard Square and the steps of The State House. While almost everyone had on masks, the energy was high and the celebrations could be heard from blocks away. 

“We’re celebrating the potential for a better future, a better chance at environmental change, a better chance at ending this pandemic. There’s still a lot of work to do, but I think our future is a lot brighter,” said Caroline Cooper, who was cheering on the parade of cars passing Boston Common. 

T-shirts and blue hats reading “Tremendously Under Control” with a picture of President Trump with his eyes covered by a medical mask were being handed out by the dozen at the Common. 

At 77, Biden will become the oldest president in the history of the United States. Trump previously held this title, having been sworn in at 70, now 74. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also made history by becoming the first woman and person of color to be elected to the position.

Supporters who were close enough grabbed their cars to drive past the celebration and cheer along with the crowds. Honking and music continued for hours as a line of cars formed almost all the way down Boylston Street. 

Biden addressed the country at 8 p.m. Saturday night with a victory speech, and President Trump’s team released a statement regarding the win, but has yet to concede the race. 

“I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands,” Trump said on the idea of conceding. 

There are still 73 days until Biden and Harris are inaugurated into the White House, and until then, the two parties are expected to work together to transition to the new administration.