Gopalan Balachandran, maternal uncle of the vice president-elect, told ET on Sunday that he had spoken to Harris a day before. "...given the numbers, I told Kamala that she is going to win."
The 56-year-old Democratic Senator from California, who on Saturday became America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, represents a new face of political power.
Known as the "female Obama", first time Senator Kamala Devi Harris has scripted history by becoming first woman, Black and Indian-American vice president of the United States. Harris was picked by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as his running mate in August, months after she suspended her own presidential dreams, saying she lacked the financial resources to continue her campaign.
Harris — like every person who’s spent time in politics — also comes with detractors and controversy. Her politics are not always seen as “cool” though she’s been called the most liberal member of the Senate, others still bristle about her serving as state prosecutor. People are still arguing whether she truly embraces her Indian identity.
The administrator of the GSA, Emily W Murphy, an appointee of incumbent Republican president Donald Trump, has so far refused to take the legally necessary step to begin the transition process, which would give Biden's team a budget, intelligence briefings and access to federal agencies.
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said she along with Biden, will curb the effect of the pandemic in the United States by listening to the experts.
Harris comes into the November 3 election already a repeat trailblazer as California's first Black attorney general and the first woman of South Asian heritage elected to the US Senate.
For now, Harris remains a senator. It is unclear when she might relinquish her seat. Obama stepped down from his Senate seat days after his 2008 election, but Biden, ever the sentimentalist, hung on to his until shortly before he was sworn in as vice president.
"We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris," foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular daily briefing, referring to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.
In this race only one vote matters, because there is only one vote. The selection falls to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is being pressured by rival interest groups, fellow Democrats and even friends intent on swaying his decision.
Biden named Harris as his running mate in August, making her the first Black woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket.
To wear those clothes — to make those choices — on a night when the world was watching, in a moment that would be frozen for all time, was not fashion. It was politics.
The vice president-elect was the subject or author of four books on Amazon's top 10.
Born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Kamala's pictures and posters have been all over the village since the day she announced that she was running for Vice-President.
The wife of a US President is addressed as First Lady while that of Vice President as Second Lady. America has never in its history before had a female President and Vice President so it remains to be seen what formal title - 'Second Gentleman, Second Husband' - will be given to the first male spouse of an elected leader.
A fierce critic-turned ally of her former rival Biden, the 56-year-old California Senator is one of only three Asian Americans in the Senate and she's the first Indian-American ever to serve in the chamber.
With the victory of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris, they — and the rest of the citizenry — face a historic task of national rebirth. The challenge of repair from all the wreckage left by Trumpism may be the work of not merely a political season, but of a generation.
Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades, serving as San Francisco's district attorney and California's attorney general before becoming a U.S.senator.
Harris, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, scripted history in August when she was picked by the Democratic Party as its vice presidential nominee. She is the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to be selected as the vice presidential nominee of a major political party in the US.
According to a report by ANI, residents of Thulasendrapuram, a village in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvarur district, the ancestral village of Kamala Harris are rooting for the US vice-presidential candidate and made 'rangoli' to show their support for her. "We believe that after winning US Elections 2020, she'll come and meet us," said a local. The special colourful rangoli drawn by a few women in the village sports the message 'We Wish Kamala Harris' along with a thumbs-up sign.
The special prayers were held for Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris at a temple in her maternal grandfather's ancestral village in Tamil Nadu ahead of the US polls. However, as the race between the Democratic and Republican candidates intensified and the gap was narrowing, the villagers slowly began to head home by the afternoon.
As locals in Thulasendrapuram's temple held special prayers for a Democratic win in the Nov. 3 election, 34-year-old M. Umadevi - who was elected to the village council in December, said she related to Harris as a fellow woman politician.
Trump, 74, is seeking his re-election in the presidential elections.He is facing the toughest electoral battle of his life by the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, 77, and his running mate Harris, 56.
"This wonderful woman, she wants to be your first female president. I don't think so. I don't think so. You know, that's a good reason not to vote for sleepy Joe too, right? You don't want to do that," Trump, a Republican, said at a political rally in Kenosha in Wisconsin,
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris said, is a leader who understands what the American people are going through. “He sees us. He understands suffering because he has experienced it himself. Joe Biden is a leader of both strength and empathy. Toughness and humility,” she said.
Should the Biden ticket win, Kamala Harris will make history as the first Indian and Black American woman Vice President of the United States. She is already the first woman of colour ever on a major party's presidential ticket.
Asserting that she takes these issues very seriously, Harris said her whole career has been about keeping people safe, from serving as District Attorney to California's Attorney General to the United States Senate, where she have served on the Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees.
Amy Coney Barrett is refusing to say whether she thinks race discrimination in voting still exists, in response to a question from Sen. Kamala Harris. The Supreme Court nominee has refused in two days of testimony in her confirmation hearing to opine on many topics, including whether a president can unilaterally delay the election.Watch: Kamala Harris grills Barrett on discrimination, climate
As a student at Howard, called “The Mecca” by those who know its legacy, Harris settled into the pragmatic politics that have defined her career. She participated in protests but was a step removed from the more extreme voices on campus.
If Joe Biden and his running mate Harris win the election, she would be the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the country's second highest office.
Harris' first name Kamala has long been mispronounced in US political circles. The maximum mangling has happened in the last few weeks, as Republicans have repeatedly poked fun at Harris' first name, during an ongoing national reckoning on racial politics.
Since being named to the presidential ticket, Harris has been at the center of online misinformation campaigns far more often — four times as much — than the white men who campaigned for the same job.
"For me, the church has always been a source of strength and a place for reflection. And in my private conversations with God, I usually ask for strength and protection and guidance to do the right thing," Harris said at a drive-in church service in Southfield, Michigan, which is right outside of Detroit,
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has said her party's views on issues like healthcare and the coronavirus pandemic are shared by a majority of Americans, flaying President Donald Trump for an "utter failure" of leadership and refusing to condemn white supremacy.
Harris, Joe Biden's running mate, said America needs a President who "acknowledges systemic racism, history of America and uses that bully pulpit and that microphone in a way that speaks truth with an intention to address the inequities and bring our country together."
In an interview, Sabrina Singh, Press Secretary to Senator Kamala Harris, said that Biden aims to resonate with the Indian-American community via his plans on higher education, reducing student loans and bringing back jobs in the US.
The 56-year-old Harris, a senator, former prosecutor and the running mate of President-elect Joe Biden, will notch a slew of firsts when she is sworn in on January 20: as the first US female vice president and the first Black in that position, as well as the first person of South Asian descent.
Indians have been watching this election extremely closely, less because of Harris’ heritage than for what it might portend for India-U.S. relations. In the past few months, the two countries, the world’s largest democracies, have drawn closer.
During an election rally of US President Donald Trump on Saturday in Macon City in Georgia, a battleground state, Senator David Perdue mispronounced 55-year-old Harris' name.
Douglas Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, will leave his job at one of the country's largest law firms by January to focus on supporting the incoming Biden administration.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign said that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus.
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, racial equality and climate change are the four top priorities the Biden team listed on its website on Sunday, a day after the Democrat leaders won the bitter and closely-fought November 3 presidential election - billed as one of the most divisive in recent American history.
Stalin said he chose to write in Tamil since it would bring more happiness to her, the mother tongue of her mother Shymala Gopalan Harris. Her victory has given the Dravidian movement a sense of confidence, which believed in an egalitarian society and gender equality, he said in the letter, a copy of which was also posted on his Facebook page.
The effort is laced with sexist and racist undertones, and one that is aimed at winning back Republicans and independents who are comfortable with Biden's more moderate record, but may associate Harris with Democrats' left flank, despite her own more centrist positions on some major issues.
Uncle of Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris, G Balachandran said that if Donald Trump wins again, then only God can help America. “US is currently in a critical situation today. So, what Biden said is that we are not separate place. That is unfortunately not the case with Trump.God help America if Trump gets four more years: Kamala Harris’s Uncle
Popular Republican politician Nikki Haley has hit out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for being a "status quo" on China and wanting to revive the Iran nuclear deal while accusing his running mate and Senator Kamala Harris for advancing the leftist agenda.
Residents of Thulasendrapuram, ancestral village of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made 'rangoli' to congratulate her on the victory. Rangoli read “Congratulations Kamala Harris pride of our nation”. Kamala Harris has made history by becoming America’s first woman Vice President elect.Tamil Nadu: Ancestral village of Kamala Harris celebrates her US Vice Presidential election victory
Kamala Harris on Saturday shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last. "While I may be the first woman in this office, I won't be the last," she said to cheers and honks from the crowd gathered in socially distanced cars. She also paid tribute to her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who emigrated from India when she was 19 and died in 2009. "Maybe she didn't quite imagine this moment," Harris said.Kamala Harris, as first woman US Vice President-elect, says she 'won't be the last'
“To have Kamala Harris of Indian descent to become the first vice president, a woman of colour in this country, history has been made,” North Carolina-based eminent Indian-American Swadesh Chatterjee told PTI after Harris concluded her victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware.
Introducing President-elect Joe Biden in an optimism-fueled outdoor rally, Harris - also the first Black woman and Indian-American as vice president - sported a white suit in recognition of the suffragist movement that fought to give US women the vote a century ago.
The mood is upbeat at Thulasenthirapuram and Painganadu, tucked away in a corner of Tiruvarur district, a part of the fertile Cauvery delta region, and people are waiting only for a formal declaration that Kamala has won alongside Joe Biden to start celebrations.
According to latest projections, Biden had 264 of the 538 electoral college votes up for grabs. He only requires another six electoral college votes to reach the magical number of 270, to be declared elected as the next US president.
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Harris’ debate performance was the perfect implementation of the strategy and the perfect illustration of why it is succeeding. A lot of the conversation about who “won” the debate misses the crucial question of who effectively implemented their campaign’s strategy. Harris did.
Biden leads the count and has predicted he will win but closely contested states - including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina - were still tallying votes, leaving the election outcome uncertain.
African American voters on both sides of the political isle are weighing in on Sen. Kamala Harris debate debut, as she made history as the first Black woman to stand on a vice presidential debate stage. The Democratic candidate traded barbs through plexiglass shields with Republican Mike Pence. The meeting, which was far more civil than last week's chaotic face-off between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, unfolded against an outbreak of coronavirus now hitting the highest levels of the U.S. government. Trump spent three days at the hospital before returning to the White House on Monday, and more than a dozen White House and Pentagon officials are also infected, forcing even more into quarantine.Black Voters weigh Kamala Harris' VP debate debut
During the only vice presidential debate during the 2020 presidential election held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday night, the 55-year-old California Senator stressed foreign policy "might sound complicated" but really is about relationships.
The handling of the pandemic and the president's contraction of COVID-19, along with several others in the White House, will almost literally be center stage. Pence and Harris are expected to be separated by a plexiglass shield to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
Vice presidential debates rarely move the needle in significant ways during a presidential election. But with President Donald Trump recovering from the coronavirus and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, trying to become the oldest president in U.S. history, the stakes are higher this time.
Prayers held in Kamala Harris' ancestral village; her favourites - idli and sambar distributed to devotees
"The pooja began at 8am and went on for about 4 hours," he said. "It is a matter of great pride for us that one of our own has made it so big. Residents of the village took part in the prayers and we are all waiting to hear a favourable result tomorrow."
Tamil Nadu’s Thulasendrapuram, a native village of US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, is all decked up with hoardings showing support to her. The villagers offered prayers at a temple for her victory in US elections.Tamil Nadu: Kamala Harris' villagers offer prayers for her victory in 2020 US Elections
Sen. Kamala Harris often tells the story of her parents’ romance. They were idealistic foreign graduate students who were swept up in the U.S. civil rights movement — a variation of the classic American immigration story of huddled masses welcomed on its shores.
Senator Kamala Harris, who is the Democratic Party's vice-presidential candidate, has attributed her entire life's success to her mother Shyamala Gopalan, saying she was a fighter for women.
The choice of Blinken should spread cheer in Europe and relief in Asia. The other serious contender for the job was seen as difficult on the China question. Blinken has definitely moved from Obama era policies of see-no-evil to a more realistic assessment of China.
Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday.
According to a report by AFP, President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden's transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on assistance. Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."
Creating his cabinet for when he takes the Oath, President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen many women for key positions in the White House. Among them is Kamala Harris, who will be the first Black, Indian-American woman Vice President of America.
Joe Biden's Democrat vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris travelled to Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday to attend a campaign event. "Ohio's going to help determine the outcome of this election," she said. "There's no question that the path to victory runs through Ohio." Harris shrugged off President Donald Trump's recent description of her as a "female socialist."US elections: Kamala Harris travels to Ohio, says she and Biden are "proud American patriots"
The research, published in the journal Scientific reports, applied a mathematical model which had accurately forecasted the rate of COVID-19 growth over the summer of 2020.
Of course, Trump lost the presidency and Democrat Joe Biden will move into the White House in January after winning nearly 80 million votes nationwide, a historic high. But the enthusiasm for Biden - or for defeating Trump - didn't trickle to other Democrats down ballot.
Blinken, 58, has served as the Deputy Secretary of State in the second term of the Obama administration and National Security Advisor to Biden when he was the vice president.
Chris Christie, the Republican former governor of New Jersey, called the conduct of President Donald Trump’s legal team, which has indulged in a web of conspiracy theories about voter fraud, “a national embarrassment,” given the blistering dismissals of their lawsuits in court and their failure to produce evidence of widespread improprieties.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned Friday in Atlanta with a focus on Black voters who will prove pivotal in deciding the outcome in Georgia and other battleground states. She told students at Spelman College, an HBCU (Historically Black College and Universities) that "when we vote, we win."Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris tells HBCU students 'when we vote, we win'
In an interview with Asian News International (ANI), Sabrina Singh, Press Secretary to US Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris commented on Trump’s administration. “I think it is very clear that his (Trump’s) ‘mishandling’ of COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for families. I think it has been a huge failure. This all could have been prevented. He knew how deadly this virus,” said Sabrina Singh. Trump’s ‘mishandling’ of Covid pandemic a huge failure: Kamala Harris’s Press Secretary
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.
Until now, the Trump campaign's flurry of legal challenges hasn't unearthed any evidence of widespread voter fraud, and election experts as well as state and federal officials have said there was none.
Biden, Harris, Pelosi and Schumer in their first meeting discussed the surges in COVID-19 infection rates and the corresponding economic strain that communities, working families, and small businesses are experiencing across the country, the transition team said in a statement after the meeting held in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.
Republicans defending Donald Trump's 'bogus' claims of voter fraud as they are intimidated: Barack Obama
Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the November 3 presidential election, but President Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede defeat and has filed multiple lawsuits, challenging poll results in several states.
Some Democrats are calling for the revival of a federal campaign finance investigation that appeared to end under U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Biden was responding to a question on Thursday about his remarks during the presidential debates that he wanted to punish China over the way Beijing has been behaving. He was asked if that could include economic sanctions or tariffs on China, the world's second largest economy.
Harris is not the only candidate with roots in India in the US presidential race this year. Sunil Freeman, an anti-war activist and the vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), also has roots in India.
The state has fast become a stage for the cast of possible Republican presidential candidates after President Donald Trump's defeat. Even as votes are still being tallied in the last election, Georgia's two high-profile Senate contests are drawing top GOP politicians to the state to campaign, network and raise their profiles.
With more than 155 million votes counted and California and New York still counting, turnout stands at 65% of all eligible voters, the highest since 1908, according to data from The Associated Press and the U.S. Elections Project.
Media and state officials have said that they do not have any evidence of large-scale voter fraud. Trump, meanwhile, accused the media of supporting Biden during the election campaign.
Of late, several Republican lawmakers have been directly or indirectly acknowledging that Biden has won the elections. During a vote on the Senate floor on Tuesday evening, several Republican senators congratulate Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, on her electoral victory, The Wall Street Journal reported.
This was the first interaction between the two leaders after Democrat Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
“The thing that just gets my blood boiling is that Donald Trump knew about this back on January 28. He knew this virus was deadly, five times more deadly than the flu," she said.
The president-elect and vice president-elect will meet with business and labour leaders to discuss the economic recovery and building back better in the long term, the transition said.
If 108 coconuts can indeed win elections, conventional talismans may lose out.
Last week, the mainstream media declared Democratic presidential candidate Biden as the winner of the November 3 presidential election and said that Trump has lost.
In Congress, the big news was significant gains for Republican women, and overall a record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress - at least 141, including 105 Democrats and 36 Republicans, according to current numbers from the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.
He also targeted Dominion Voting Systems and stated that people responsible for safeguarding the Constitution cannot allow the 'fake' results of the election to stand.
Before joining the Democratic ticket as Joe Biden’s running mate, Harris was known as a politician with a withering prosecutorial style and a skill for crafting viral clips. Now she is trying to balance her penchant for forceful exchanges with her duties as the vice-presidential nominee.
Trump had yet to concede the election to Biden who as called as the winner Nov. 7 after enough states results came in to hand the former Democratic vice president victory.
The vice-presidential debate Wednesday night seemed to accomplish the opposite, driving people back into their partisan corners. And how you viewed the candidates depended mostly on your partisanship. In that sense, there was no clear winner or loser.
Harris, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian-American and Black woman Vice President in the US, extended greetings on the occasion of Diwali.
Penned by American journalist Bob Woodward, the book 'Rage' to be launched on September 15 has stirred several controversies around Trump's presidency, weeks before the US election to be held on November 3.
And a review of that 2016 matchup leaves no doubt that Pence knows the two things a vice-presidential candidate is supposed to do in a debate. The first is to defend the person at the top of your ticket, in this case President Donald Trump. The second is to attack the person at the top of the opposing ticket: Clinton in 2016, and Joe Biden in 2020.
With Trump infected with the coronavirus that has already killed more than 210,000 Americans, the Pence-Harris showdown has taken on an unusually pressing quality, given that the White House deputy is just a heartbeat away from the presidency.
The next leader of the United States has speculated that he might have had relatives in colonial India. While there is no proof, the Biden name has become a genealogical target of investigation across the country.