In the aftermath of Joe Biden’s presidential victory, his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, could very well be set to make history in the White House.
Here’s what we know so far…
As the motions begin for 4 years of a Joe Biden presidency, his wife and future First Lady, Jill Biden, has revealed her own unique plans for their stay in the White House.
But first, let’s recap the most recent key events over the last couple of days to get you up to speed…
In light of Trump’s comments earlier in the week, crowds of protestors took to the counting center chanting “stop the vote.”
Security guards had refused entry to any more poll watchers attempting to access the counting room, causing Republican supporters to claim that being denied access meant the people inside were disproportionately Democratic, but others in the group noticed Democrats had been kept out as well.
With the possibility of a Biden victory, his house in Wilmington, Delaware, was marked as a restricted area for flights, along with 1 other location in the city.
In a series of tweets, the president claimed that any votes that arrived after the election day will not be counted.
And of course, the inflammatory demand shocked the American public.
“[T]he Court finds that there is no evidence that the ballots referenced in the petition were received after 7:00 pm on election day, thereby making those ballots invalid,” the judge said.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said that she will deny the Trump campaign’s legal request.
The lawsuit filed on Wednesday evening claimed that poll watchers were “barred” from watching the absentee count. The judge also noted that the lawsuit was filed just a few hours before the final ballots were being counted.
The Democratic candidate gave a brief statement on Thursday in Wilmington, Delaware, reiterating his confidence in being elected the next president of the United States, stating there’s “no doubt” he’ll win when the count is over.
The move would come 3 years after President Trump announced he would leave the international climate change forum.
Saying almost immediately: “If you count the legal votes, I win,” before branding mail-in-ballots as “one-sided.”
The president also continued to add to his controversial claims of electoral fraud.
MSNBC was the first to cut away, soon followed by NBC, ABC, and CBS.
Accusing the Democrats of trying to gain control of the US Senate, while insisting that he will hold onto his presidency.
“Plenty of proof – just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!”
“America has come too far, fought too many battles, and endured too much to let that happen.”
“Police got a tip about a group, possibly a family, driving up from Virginia in a Hummer to unleash an attack at the Convention Center,” according to WPVI.
Philadelphia Police told the outlet: “they recovered a weapon and believed they recovered the Hummer they received a tip about.”
At least 1 person has been taken into custody, as per both WPVI and KYW.
The Washington Post reported that Biden was set to receive an increased Secret Service security detail in anticipation of a possible win and subsequent acceptance speech in Delaware.
The Democratic candidate overtook the president by 917 votes in the key, historically-red battleground state.
This was big news, as Trump was certain to not be re-elected if he didn’t secure Pennsylvania’s twenty electoral votes.
“Philadelphia has got a rotten history on election integrity,” he tweeted.
The news came before the initial counting had been completed.
And Trump has once again taken to Twitter in another furious rant as Biden continued to lead.
Citing the pending results in the all-important state of Pennsylvania specifically.
“This would ALSO change the Election result in numerous States, including Pennsylvania, which everyone thought was easily won on Election Night, only to see a massive lead disappear, without anyone being allowed to OBSERVE, for long intervals of time…”
“BAD THINGS HAPPENED INSIDE. BIG CHANGES TOOK PLACE!”
Despite Joe Biden’s lead in crucial battleground states.
Because, yesterday, Biden was announced as the projected winner of the presidential election after a victory in Pennsylvania put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
In a lengthy statement, as per Sky News, he said this:
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.
“The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.
“In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.”
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.
“The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election.
“It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
He tweeted shortly after the news was announced that he is “honored” America has chosen him as a leader.
“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.”
Sharing a photo of the pair in their Delaware home, she wrote:
“He will be a President for all of our families.”
And noting how refreshing it is to have an “actual American family” win the presidency.
The Bidens are undeniably very different to the Trumps…
And, in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning back in August, the future first lady detailed just how different the White House will be under a Biden rule.
Biden, who is currently a full-time English professor at Northern Virginia Community College, previously said:
“If we get to the White House, I’m gonna continue to teach. It’s important, and I want people to value teachers and know their contributions, and lift up the profession.”
Historian Katherine Jellison, a professor at Ohio University who studies first ladies, told CBS News on Saturday that Dr. Biden would be the only first lady to hold a paid job and first to have a doctorate degree.
She’ll advocate for free community college tuition, funding for cancer research, and support for military families, as she did in her role as the second lady.
Congratulations to the Bidens!