Kamala Harris to be first woman Vice President

Kamala Harris is the U.S. Vice President-elect. Television networks announced Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election after he won 279 votes in the Electoral College. Ms Harris will be the first woman, the first black American and the first of South Asian descent to be Vice President. Harris, 56, tweeted: "We did it, Joe Biden." She added: "This election is…about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us."

Kamala Harris was California's attorney general before becoming a US senator. Joe Biden chose her as his running mate for this election. She will be sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2021. The Atlantic magazine said: "Harris' ascent to the vice-presidency is certainly a reflection of what's possible. She has accomplished something that no other black woman has." It said she might one day, "step one level up to the presidency".