Brooklyn political organizations hopeful for change

With Joe Biden the projected winner of the presidential election, Republican and Democrat organizations in the borough are reacting to Biden being the apparent president-elect.

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2020, 11:55 PM

Updated 1,353 days ago

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With Joe Biden the projected winner of the presidential election, Republican and Democrat organizations in the borough are reacting to Biden being the apparent president-elect.
Crowds across the city expressed excitement as the Associated Press declared Joe Biden the apparent president-elect, calling the race in several key swing states needed for Biden to take the victory.
Christina Das, the president of the Brooklyn Young Democrats, calls it a monumental moment as Kamala Harris becomes the first black woman and first person of Asian descent to be elected vice president of the United States.
"I am very excited. Hopeful. Mostly very proud for Kamala Harris," she said. "I am an Indian-American woman. It really hits home for me."
Joel Acevedo, the president of the Brooklyn Young Republicans Club, says that while he's a part of the Republican Party, he's happy about the outcome of this election.
"I think this is a good day for America," he said.
He adds he thinks people voted this year based on how they felt the past four years have gone, with Donald Trump as president.
"Just a win for a lot of marginalized communities who have been negatively impacted by the tone and the words of this president," said Acevedo.
Both parties agree there's a lot of work to be done to better the country, and they're hopeful that President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will tackle the important issues.


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