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    Joe Biden wins White House; Kamala Harris becomes 1st VP of Indian origin

    Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first person of Indian descent to hold the national office in the United States.

    Guwahati: Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the 46th president of the United States, defeating President Trump and capturing the White House after a bitter campaign that exposed deep divides in the country.

    The president-elect, Biden took an insurmountable lead in Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, the fourth day of vote-counting after Election Day. His victory in the Keystone gave him 273 electoral votes, surpassing the 270 majority needed to win the presidency.

    In the victory speech Saturday night in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said that he was humbled by the trust America had placed in him and reached out to those Americans who did not vote for him.

    Meanwhile, Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first Black woman vice president of the United States. Born to Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Harris is a former attorney general of California.

    She also becomes the first person of Indian descent to hold the national office in the United States.

    Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades. After Harris ended her own 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, Joe Biden tapped her as his running mate. They will be sworn in as President and Vice President on January 20.

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