The Lincoln Project congratulates Joe Biden after defeating Donald Trump
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Biden crossed the finish line Saturday with a win in Pennsylvania.

The Lincoln Project congratulated Joe Biden on Saturday after defeating President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States.

The Lincoln Project, a political action committee, was created in 2019 by a group of former Republican political operatives. The group’s mission was to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism” at the 2020 ballot box.

“Four years ago the American people made a profound mistake in electing Donald Trump,” the group said in a statement. “Last night, America corrected that mistake and voted in record numbers for Joe Biden, a man of empathy, compassion, and integrity, and Kamala Harris, a woman unafraid to challenge inequality and fight to give a voice to the voiceless.”

The group continued: “We salute the Biden/Harris campaign, and have been honored to work with allied groups in building a coalition of the decent against Trump and Trumpism.”

The Biden and Harris victory comes after election officials nationwide processed a near-historic number of ballots over the course of the week. The vote-counting process has drawn criticism and lawsuits from Trump and his affiliates.

The voter fraud claims have tested the limits of some fellow Republicans while exemplifying devout loyalty among others.

Meanwhile, The Lincoln Project vowed to hold the line.

“We will continue to mount electoral challenges against those who enabled Donald Trump and excused his corruption, malfeasance, and wrongdoing,” the group said. “We will hold them, and Donald Trump’s Administration enablers to account.”

Biden crossed 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania. The 77-year-old’s victory also marked a historic milestone for Harris, who will become the first Black woman to serve as Vice President.

What’s more, the California Senator will be the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.

Throughout the campaign, The Lincoln Project targeted key states with television and social media ads against Trump. Moving forward, the group said it will work to “restore and strengthen” any institutions “corrupted” by Trump and his administration.

“Finally, we wish to offer a note of profound gratitude for the dedication of millions of Lincoln voters,” the group said. “They came from every walk of life, every political persuasion, and made all the difference in the election of President-Elect Biden.”

Inauguration Day is Jan. 20.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the Florida State Capitol. After a go with the U.S. Army, the Orlando-native attended the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. He'd love to hear from you. You can reach Jason by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter at @byJasonDelgado.


5 comments

  • Edythe McEwen

    November 7, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    All Lincoln Project supporters may take a moment for a sigh of relief that we defeated the Trump/Pence Ticket. After those sixty seconds we must rally to secure two more senate seats. I am ready to move heaven and earth to do that. Are you?

  • James Robert Miles

    November 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    YES!!

  • Sonja Fitch

    November 7, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    What a relief ! America proved again that we VOTE for change! We are proud of our deny! As much as trump tried Trump has failed! We “fired” Trump !

  • Leah Quin

    November 8, 2020 at 12:20 am

    As a lifelong Democrat, I joined the Lincoln Project and donated more money than I could afford because I knew the power and reach that they had. I tuned into weekly meetings online and searched out their ads which were brilliant. Biden/Harris owe the Lincoln Project a big Mahalo. Maybe Steve Schmidt should be offered an Ambassadorship

  • barta

    November 9, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    I, as so many other cried tears of happiness on seeing the Biden win..
    It was as if I was being released from captivity. This group gave me hope in those final months before the election. Thank you.

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