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Bye, Felicia: Americans Vote Donald Trump Out Of Office, Joe Biden Elected As Next US President

Americans have elected Joe Biden to be their next President.

Aaand unclench. Yes, we genuinely wondered if this day would ever come, but US President Donald Trump has finally, finally been voted out of the White House. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say thank god.

And look, props to Donald: he may not be getting a second term, but he did an impressive amount of damage in just four years. From stoking the fires of white supremacy to shrugging off a virus that has caused the deaths of 233,000 Americans to date, the scale of the devastation Trump leaves in his wake is hard to comprehend, let alone summarise. Separating young children from their parents, rolling back LGBTQ protections and reversing major safeguards against climate change, he really made record strides in ruining everything.

As we know, the consequences of Trump's time in the White House reverberated beyond the US, causing a major blow to democracy as we know it. The effects of Trumpism and the far right-wing ideologies he purports have been distinctly felt all over the world (Australia included).

President-elect Joe Biden, of course, previously served as Vice President during the Obama Administration from 2008 to 2016, while Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has served in the US senate since 2017.

Harris made history as the first woman of colour on a major presidential ticket in US history. She'll now be the first ever woman to ever occupy the White House. Here's to many more.

Written by Reena Gupta, a Melbourne-based writer for MTV Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @purpletank

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