Kamala Harris Is Poised To Make History Tonight

Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris

Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris

Dylan K. Little, Editor-In-Chief

Kamala Harris is currently running as the Democratic Vice Presidential running mate to Joe Biden. If Kamala Harris and Joe Biden succeed tonight, Harris will make even more history after being the first Black woman to be included on a Presidential ticket for a major party. Hopefully, Harris will also be the first Black woman Vice President of the United States.

In 2017, Harris was elected as the U.S. second African American woman and first South Asian-American Senator in our country’s history. She has served on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. Harris started her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office after receiving an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings. Then, in 2003, Harris became San Francisco County’s District Attorney.  After serving two terms as the District Attorney Harris was elected to serve as the first African American and first woman to serve as California’s Attorney General. Harris was elected as the first African American and the first woman to serve as the Attorney General of California after serving two terms as the District Attorney.

The hard work will begin if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are elected tonight.  According to Nate Silver’s Five Thirty-Eight, a polling website which predicts the winner of national, Senate and House elections via polling and simulations, indicates that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have an eighty nine in one hundred chance of winning this election.  In comparison, Biden and Harris have many routes to victory where, according to NBC electoral map predictions, Trump seems to have fewer and narrower paths to victory.

Nevertheless, it is imperative that Biden and Harris win this election because our nation simply will not survive the barbaric, oppressive and norm-breaking Trump administration for four more years. A successful Biden-Harris ticket would not only avoid the many dangers posed by the Trump administration, but it will heal this nation as well.

Kamala Harris is a candidate has become increasingly progressive and is a candidate who will be a critical voice in Biden’s ear when key decisions need to be made.  Our safety, rights, sanity, health care and liberties are all on the line tonight. Harris has proven that she will fight to embolden the well-being of her constituency. Given the opportunity, Kamala Harris will fight for us. First however, we need to come through for Kamala Harris!

 

References:

https://www.harris.senate.gov/

https://fivethirtyeight.com/

https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/road-to-270-2020/#id=223f8e41-42f6-11ea-a55d-81f94141fc02