We acquired nearly 40,000 responses in audio and writing. Dozens of individuals told us they have been “joyful,” “relieved” and “felt like they might breathe once more.” Nevertheless, whereas the overwhelming majority of responses we acquired expressed pleasure with the consequence, we did obtain some responses from individuals who have been sad.

“It is lastly over! As an LGBT individual I used to be scared for me and my household’s security, nevertheless it’s lastly over!”

Pamela Cotrina, Bloomfield, New Jersey

“I am deeply emotional right now. Kamala Harris has made historical past. She is such an inspiration for girls, particularly for girls of coloration. Immediately, I am proud to be a girl of coloration, on this nice nation. This reveals that girls can do something! We are one step nearer to the presidency.”

Nicole McClean, Illinois

“I’m an immigrant. I’m a Black girl. I’m a mom to a USA feminine sailor. I’m a small enterprise proprietor. I’ve preexisting situations. I can breathe once more. Thank God. Bless Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”

Bradley Beaird

“I simply hope he’ll do what he says he’ll do and NOT ban fracking and cease drilling as a result of there are numerous males which are struggling on the market to supply for his or her households!!!! And we’d like a president that can arise for these guys and ladies and never reduce their technique of residing and with the ability to present for his or her households!!!”

Chris, Colorado

“Greatest day ever! No extra porn-stars, no extra corruption, no extra navy bashing, no extra tax evasion!”

Stephanie Little, Bismarck, North Dakota

“This can be a lovely second in American historical past. I can not cease crying. After 4 years of a President that broke me (and others) down mentally, again and again, this makes me proud to be an American once more.”

Ricardo Romeu

“I really feel like America is about to be rudely woke up. This ‘President-elect’ and his operating mate are too liberal for this nation and don’t actually perceive what Freedom prices. I, like many others, will say it once more Joe Biden is a FAILED profession politician. 47 years with nothing however empty guarantees and a silent eight years as Vice President beneath the Obama administration. So although MeSlop and the mainstream media AKA the MOB says that Joe Biden has (gained), I imagine it’s nonetheless purely hypothesis and the reality of this election will come to gentle. #TRUMP4EVER”

Alison, Massachusetts

“I’m feeling such unbelievable reduction and renewed hope. The toxicity of the Trump presidency has been surreal, like watching a horror film unfold, considering it may’t get any worse till it does. Now, we are able to come out of the darkish scary basement and into the gentle to have a good time this historic second. I’m past thrilled that not solely do we’ve got our first feminine VP, however that she is a girl of coloration. My best hope is that we are able to heal as a rustic and transfer past the divided nation we’ve got turn out to be in order that we are able to actually be the United States once more. It’ll be a tough street however I’ve religion we are able to get there sometime. Cheers to Biden/Harris, lead the means!”

Chris Dawson. Los Angeles, California

“THE MOST AWESOME NEWS THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Liam, Austin, Texas

“There’s a future for me as a homosexual man in America.”

Alisha, Norfolk, Virginia

“Actually in tears as I learn the outcomes and the magnitude of this second is sinking in. I do know all the pieces is not going to be unraveled instantly, shoot, not even inside the first two years, nevertheless it’s an opportunity at a recent begin. America wants a re-set! It is vital how you deal with and speak to individuals — Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia mirror that. Grateful and hopeful is how I’m feeling proper! Grateful and Hopeful.”

Tina, Missouri

“I trusted our financial system with Trump. I am nervous with Biden.”

Dr. Marissa Ferrazzo-Weller, Clifton, New Jersey

“I’m ecstatic and relieved. I hope for extra unity as a nation and a really concerted push for additional racial fairness in addition to extra targeted pandemic response.”

Veronica Boller, Lexington, Kentucky

“I really feel relieved, like an enormous weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I really feel grateful to know that the majority of this nation feels as if character issues. I really feel proud that our democracy got here by and we let each voice have an opportunity on this election. I’m not feeling afraid of Donald Trump and what he has carried out or will do to negatively affect our nation like I’ve felt for a very long time. I’m hopeful his cupboard, marketing campaign members, voters, and supporters will take note of details. And reduce the quantity of energy Trump feels from individuals believing his blatant lies. And I am feeling sorry that my state permits Mitch McConnell to proceed his overdue time in the US Senate.”

RK, Ohio

“Unhappy day in America that Joe Biden may be president!”

Becky Makool, Anchorage, Alaska

“I simply realized 10 minutes in the past that the nightmare of Trump is lastly and actually over! Hallelujah!! The large hope in my coronary heart for this consequence and a constructive new begin for our nation has turned to pleasure at the information! Unity, equality, peace, and environmental safety are on their means again to the US.”

Mary Kelly English, St. Paul, Minnesota

“Ecstatic!!!!! A voice of cause, expertise and true management will change a narcistic, malignant, racist, misogynist, impetuous, undisciplined, corrupt and absolute immoral one who has tarnished our repute in the world. Reward the Lord!!!! So glad to be rid of him and his corrupt household who solely care about enriching themselves.”

Warren Alderton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“I am a Pennsylvania native. I’m sitting right here in my residence, weeping with reduction and happiness. Finally, one thing good in 2020.”

Luis Garcia, Yakima, Washington

“Free eventually, free eventually!!! Thank GOD almighty we’re Free At Final!!”

Mary Holley, Florida

“Been a Republican girl voter all my grownup life, faculty educated and nearing retirement age, I am proud to voice that I voted for Biden/Harris, and with their win I can breathe once more. Trump’s lies and the reality the Republican institution did not, or would not, reign him in from his personal narcissistic bullying methods, has value the occasion my dedication. As of right now I might be formally altering my occasion affiliation. I waited to make this variation as a celebratory gesture for a Biden/Harris win. And now I’m a proud Democrat and American!!! Congratulations President Biden and Vice President Harris :)”

Angie, Florida

“I’ve by no means felt so proud to be an American. As a well being care employee right here in Florida, Trump did nothing to stop Covid from spreading. Now we’ve got a preventing likelihood.”

Linda Gallagher, Allentown, Pennsylvania

“I am nonetheless so emotional and have cried joyful tears over & over. As a senior (66) girl from Pennsylvania, I am so proud to have performed a small a part of historical past with Pennsylvania placing President-elect Biden over the prime. Decency will change drama. Compassion will change corruption. I imagine, as Joe Bide does, that we’re all People no matter occasion and should come collectively. I am already praying for Joe & Kamala to guide us ahead.”

Simon, Orange, New Jersey

“I’m content material with the election of Biden and Harris and happy with the total success of their marketing campaign. Nevertheless, as a African-American I’m cautious of the numbers of people that assist the usual hate. As they said there’s an excessive amount of work to be carried out to heal the nation and we would like a seat at the desk of change.”

Jimmy, Louisiana

“I believe it is rigged and that Joe Biden will destroy our nation. No one talked about the progress and the good issues Trump did, solely his character flaws. Most unappreciated and completed president of all time.”

Silvia, California

“Unhappy day in America historical past. By no means seen a lot fraud in a election. The Media is the worst and by no means shared all the good that President Trump did for the America individuals. Trump clear up Obama /Biden mess for eight struggling years. Now we are able to look ahead to Biden promoting out the USA, once more. The entire nation goes to appear like the state of California. The place so many individuals have left California. Greater taxes for us who’ve work arduous all our life and likewise I really feel that freedom goes away.”

On Twitter and on tv, President Donald Trump and his allies proceed to bombard People with false claims about the presidential election — baselessly asserting Democrats have been trying to steal the election from Trump. There is no such thing as a proof for this. Learn our reality test of those claims right here.