Reactions pour in after Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes propel President-elect Joe Biden to victory

Former VP Joe Biden says he’s going to win Pa. as ballot counting stretches into weekend

Pennsylvania — Legislators and union officials across the commonwealth reacted Saturday to the news that by securing Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, Joe Biden became the President-elect.

“I congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory in this campaign," said U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. "It’s now time to unite and heal our nation so we can build back better. Coming together as one nation, we can defeat the virus, rebuild our economy for workers and families and provide a brighter future for our children.”

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez called President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Saturday “historic.”

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“The American people chose hope,” Perez said. “They chose dignity and opportunity for all. They chose to build back better. And after four years of hate and division, they chose unity. Now it’s time for our nation to come together. This is a historic victory.”

International Association of Fire Firefighters President Harold Schaitberger said Biden will unite the country.

""As president of the United States, Joe Biden will continue to be the strongest and most influential voice for hard-working Americans, including fire fighters and their families, just as he has been throughout his entire career."

Pa. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said “the people have spoken. Pennsylvania chose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because we deserve leaders who care about our families.”

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVa.) said “the American people have spoken.”

“I trust President-elect Biden will lead our democracy with compassion and restore the decency and respect that ensures no one is left behind by his Administration,” Manchin said.

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