The Daily
The Daily
Nov 7, 2020
Special Episode: Joe Biden Wins the Presidency
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After days of uncertainty, Joe Biden has been elected president, becoming the first candidate in more than a quarter of a century to beat an incumbent. His running mate, Kamala Harris, is the first woman and woman of color elected vice president.

Mr. Biden’s win is set to be contested — President Trump said in a statement that “the election is far from over.”

Today we host a roundtable of three Times political journalists who discuss the election results, Mr. Biden’s victory and Mr. Trump’s next move.

Guest: Alexander Burns, a national political correspondent for The New York Times; Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The Times; and Jim Rutenberg, a writer-at-large for The Times and The New York Times Magazine.

For more information on today’s episode, visit

Background reading:

  • Mr. Biden achieved victory offering a message of healing and unity. He will return to Washington facing a daunting set of crises.
  • He has spent his career devoted to institutions and relationships. Those are the tools he will rely on to govern a fractured nation.
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