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Biden awaits victory over Trump in Pennsylvania and reaches the White House

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São Paulo – From the turn in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden expects the result in the state to have his victory over Trump decreed and to be elected president of the United States, after three days of counting. As votes are counted, the Democratic candidate comes closer to the White House. With the 20 delegates from Pennsylvania, he would reach 273 votes and surpass the 270 needed at the Electoral College, without needing Nevada and Georgia (where he continues to expand his lead), Arizona (where he keeps the lead) and North Carolina (where Trump wins).

The Democrat’s almost certain victory must also go through a legal battle, promised by Trump, and long recounts of votes in states where the difference will be small. But the proximity of the victory meant that the mayor, Nancy Pelosi, put aside the caution of the Democrats and Biden himself.

At a press conference on Friday (6), she did not measure her optimism: “Joe Biden went from vice president to president-elect. It is a happy day for our country because Joe Biden is a unifier, because he is determined to bring people together again, because he respects all points of view ”, he declared.

The American press remains divided over the total number of votes the Democrat already has in the Electoral College. Counting the Associated Press, since election day on Tuesday (3), considers Arizona – where Trump won in 2016 – won by Biden. With that, he would have 264 delegates. Already The New York Times, until today, it does not put the 11 votes of the state in the Biden account, as well as the Washington Post.

Great Lakes

But, with the Democrat’s virtual victory in Pennsylvania confirmed, even if an unlikely defeat occurs in Arizona, Biden would then have 273 delegates, three more than the minimum to be elected.

Biden’s rise in Pennsylvania (where he turned in the morning, as in Georgia) is decisive and emblematic for his victory. Located in the Northeast of the country, the state is part of the so-called Great Lakes region, alongside Wisconsin and Michigan, others in which it also turned. The importance of the region can be measured by the fact that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the three states – traditionally Democrats – in 2016.

The gap between the Democrat and the Republican continues to grow in Pennsylvania. It was just over 15 thousand votes at 8 pm this Friday, almost triple the 5,587 votes more than in the morning.

Trump’s desperation

Donald Trump’s advances against the legitimacy of the elections and Joe Biden’s virtual victory, with accusations of fraud and corruption, peaked in his speech at the White House on Thursday (5). But it provoked strong reactions, from the press to local authorities. The giants NBC, CBS and ABC even interrupted the president’s speech – in which he showed dejection and the despair of a loser – to deny his accusations.

One of the cities that Trump nominally attacked, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s urban center, is where the decisive votes in the state in favor of Biden arrive. This Friday, the mayor of the city, Jim Kenney, at a press conference, responded to the still president. “Behave like an adult, acknowledge that you have been defeated and greet the winner,” he said.

The behavior of Trump, who, from the White House itself, the political symbol of the United States, attacked the country’s institutions, the legitimacy of elections, opponents and companies in a way never seen before, was considered very serious. Trump has already started to pay the bill for his attitude, which will be expensive.

Even members of the Republican Party responded to the president’s accusations without proof, such as Chris Christie, a former governor of New Jersey, among others. “This kind of thing only inflames the population without informing us and we cannot allow that. If you are going to use the White House, it is your right to do so, but if you are wrong the American people can make the judgment, ”he said, according to CNN Brasil.

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Argentine President contaminated by covid-19 and fulfills isolation

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São Paulo – The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, informed on social media that he tested positive for covid-19, after showing symptoms of the disease. He said he is in isolation and has warned people with whom he has had contact in the past 48 hours. And he also reported that he had 37.3ºC of fever, in addition to feeling a slight headache.

The announcement was made this Saturday (3), the day after Fernández turned 62. “For everyone’s information, I am physically well and, although I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood,” said the president.

He received the first dose of the vaccine (Sputnik) in January. The second, the following month. “I’m fine, I don’t have any symptoms. Only this fever from yesterday that I reported ”, he declared to the newspaper Clarín. “It is a very complicated virus, and the demonstration is that I got infected, even though I was vaccinated with both doses and with extreme care,” he added.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received the second dose of the vaccine today, sent a message of support to “Daqui do Brasil I send good energy, hoping for its prompt recovery. May soon overcome this disease to continue caring for the Argentine people. Hugs, mate! ”He wrote.

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