Speed Reading — Kamala Harris - Level 2 — 200 wpm

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Kamala Harris is the U.S. Vice President-elect. Television networks in the USA announced Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. Mr Biden has 279 votes in the Electoral College. This is enough to be elected as America's 46th President. Ms Harris will be the first woman, the first black American and the first of South Asian descent to hold the post. Harris, 56, simply tweeted: "We did it, Joe Biden." She added: "This election is about so much more than Joe Biden or me. It's about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let's get started."

Kamala Harris has worked in the Democratic Party for two decades. She was California's attorney general before becoming a US senator. Joe Biden chose her as his running mate for this election. They will be sworn in as President and 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. I can't help but daydream about Harris someday stepping one level up to the presidency."

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