Pennsylvania puts President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over the top

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills and Vice Chair Sharif Street released the following statement:

“Our last votes are being counted and we can finally say it: Joe Biden, a native son of Pennsylvania, has won the Keystone State and the presidency. Kamala Harris will be Vice President of the United States.

Our hearts are full of gratitude toward everyone who made this moment in Pennsylvania and American history possible. This is the end result of four years of tireless work from Pennsylvania Democrats. After 2016, we promised we would flip this state back to blue and accomplish the mammoth task of defeating an incumbent president — and we delivered. From top to bottom, this was a complete team effort from Democratic leaders across the commonwealth: our extraordinary county chairs, dedicated staff, and inspired volunteers who worked day and night to organize and mobilize their communities. We always knew this would be a hard-fought battle and there was never a moment of complacency. We promised to compete in every county from Erie to Northampton and Monroe to Westmoreland — and that’s exactly what we did.

We congratulate our election officials and election workers in every corner of the commonwealth who rose to the occasion and ran a smooth, transparent election in the face of unprecedented challenges. This is a victory for the integrity of our democracy — and every vote must continue to be counted.

Joe Biden is President-elect of the United States and Kamala Harris is Vice President-elect. We look forward to their leadership. May the Biden presidency be one of grace, dignity, and leadership for all Pennsylvania families.”