President-elect Joe Biden Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered a remarkable speech during a prime-time address to the nation.
Biden and his wife, Jill, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, arrived at a drive-in rally outside the Wilmington, Delaware convention center.
Harris was the one to address on stage, and she opened up her remarks by remembering the late Congressman John Lewis, and she thanked voters.
Harris said, "So, Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote, 'Democracy is not a state, it is an act.' And what he meant was that America's democracy is not guaranteed, it is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it and never take it for granted."
She added, "Protecting our democracy takes struggle and takes sacrifice, but there is joy in it, and there is progress because we the people have the power to build a better future."
"And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election with the very soul of America at stake and the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America."
She thanked all the campaign staff and volunteers and said, "Thank you for bringing more people than ever before into the democratic process."
She also said, the time was challenging, "But we have also witnessed your courage, your resilience and the generosity of your spirit."
She said, "You delivered a clear message: You chose hope and unity, decency, science and, yes, truth."
"You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America," she appreciated as supporters cheered and honked car horns.