US presidential election: Thousands dance in the streets across America to celebrate

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (France24) Days of pent-up post-election anxiety gave way to spontaneous street celebrations as Joe Biden supporters on Saturday cheered news of his presidential win with a cacophony of banging pots and pans, honking horns and dance music in cities across the United States.

      Rallies by hundreds of supporters of Republican President Donald Trump, who insisted on Saturday “this election is far from over,” were more muted in size and scope compared with the festive crowds that turned out by the thousands in some cities for Biden.

      While there were some isolated confrontations between Trump and Biden supporters, as occurred between two opposing groups of about 100 each in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, there were no immediate reports of violence or other unruly behavior.

      After a nerve-wracking four-day wait for results after polls closed on Tuesday, the reaction to news that Pennsylvania and its 20 Electoral College votes had carried Biden over the line was almost instantaneous.

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    • #376286
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      Oh well. At least nobody’s shootin’ at anybody over it. So much for the right wing militia coup predicted by so many.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #376288
      djean111
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      is not as bad as  a big demonstration by Trump supporters?   They all got that Biden Teflon treatment?  Also, there was no dancing in the streets in my neighborhood.  If there was, and it was noisy, and they continued after 11, I would have called the police.  But no, no clanging or whatever.

    • #376467
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      @djean111 I sense a double standard here.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #376508
      djean111
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      the hypocrisy is both stunning and fucking hilarious.  Not one fucking OUNCE of self-awareness!   I do wonder what Biden thinks of Macron wanting to be general of his very own EU army, though, seeing how this is from France24.  Oh, those obstreperous neo-liberal neocons!

      Also, thousands is not a very big number, considering.  Just sayin’.


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