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Local politicians react to news of President-Elect Biden

Posted at 1:06 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 14:06:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Politicians across the Kansas City area are reacting to the news that President-Elect Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States.

Missouri Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver tweeted out his congratulations to both President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Saturday.

Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Quinton Lucas also released a statement of congratulations.

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley tweeted that the winner is not official until counts, recounts and allegations of fraud are addressed.

Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids tweeted her approval of the results.

Kansas City council member Melissa Robinson also weighed in, encouraging the country to come together.

The Associated Press projected Joe Biden as the winner four days after election day, after he was projected the winner of swing states Pennsylvania and Nevada.