On November 7, news outlets across the country called the 2020 presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.
The election captured the attention of the world for nearly six days as Biden and President Donald Trump went neck and neck in key swing states like Pennsylvania and Georgia.
After news of the projected victory, the country took to social media to comment on the race’s final developments. From an emotional video from Lizzo to a congratulations tweet from Ellen DeGeneres, here’s how some of America’s most influential celebrities reacted.
In a series of tweets and Instagram posts, the basketball star celebrated Biden and Harris’ victory over Trump. James also pointed to an emotional on-air moment from CNN’s Van Jones, where the host said after Trump’s defeat, “it’s easier to be a parent this morning … to tell your kids character matters.”
CHARACTER MATTERS, BEING SIMPLY A GOOD PERSON MATTERS! Salute & Thank You @VanJones68!!! 👏🏾👏🏾✊🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/G6wB9L3EvZ
“This is such a big deal guys!! We did it. Anyone else crying like a monster?” the comedian and actress wrote in a caption on Instagram. “Millions made their voice decisively clear: they chose @joebiden and @kamalaharris to guide us to a better future!” she continued.
Schumer also posted a video on Instagram of people in New York celebrating the projected victory.
“It’s so deep. We did it. We did it! You did it!” she wrote.
The comedian and talk show host extended her congratulations to Biden and Harris, emphasizing the vice president-elect’s historic status on Twitter and Instagram.
So much history has been made today. Congratulations, President-elect @JoeBiden and MADAM VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT @KamalaHarris!
On Twitter, the actress and singer retweeted a heartfelt victory video posted by vice-president-elect Kamala Harris with “YES!!!” written above it.
The singer took to Instagram to express his gratitude for Philadelphia, which played a crucial role in swinging the battleground state of Pennsylvania blue.
“Thank you, Philadelphia, for showing up for democracy in such an epic way! #GLORY” part of his caption reads.
The singer shared a series of Instagram posts, one of which credited Biden and Harris with “one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen.”
The singer shared an emotional video to Instagram, where she said “Let’s get to work, America.”
“It’s time to hold the people in charge accountable,” she wrote in the caption. “It’s time for them to listen. And it’s time for actual change in our policies and practices.”