LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez statement on election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the nation's next President and Vice-President
November 7, 2020
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice-President
"Today, we turn a new chapter in our nation. The nightmare that is Donald Trump and his corrupt, anti-American, anti-Democracy administration is almost over. Today, our country battled for the soul of our nation and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be our next president and Vice President.
Amidst all refreshing of election results, flipping between channels, and staying up until 2am, the historical nature of this election also cannot be overlooked. America has elected the first Black, first South Asian, and first woman as Vice President. As Californians and Angelenos, we are incredibly proud of our US Senator and now vice-president elect Kamala Harris and look forward to supporting her and the president-elect in leading our nation, rebuilding our democracy, and focusing on our communities.
A record turnout of voters, over 140 million votes, was cast over the course of this election and counted with incredible speed and patience. It is a testament to Registrar Recorders, like Dean Logan, election officials, poll workers, and the thousands of Americans who (at some times) risked their lives to make sure that we continue to count every vote.
Today, we celebrate our win, and tomorrow we get back to serving our neighbors, communities, and businesses as we still navigate through this pandemic."