Jimmy Carter, the Democrat who held the Oval Office in the late 1970s, congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday, saying he was looking forward to “positive change”.
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“Rosalynn and I congratulate our friends President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” Carter, the nation’s 39th president, said in a statement. “We pride ourselves on their well-executed campaign and look forward to seeing the positive change they bring to our country.”
When Carter, a native of Georgia, served as president, Biden was still a young senator in Delaware. He will become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee under Bill Clinton, the 42nd president. Now, 20 years after Clinton left office, Biden will be the 46th president.
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Georgia continues to be one of two states – along with North Carolina – that has yet to be called for Biden or President Trump.
Biden is currently the lead in Peach State with slightly more than 7,000 votes – with 2,461,455 compared with Trump’s 2,454.207.
While Georgia was the Republican stronghold for decades, Clinton toppled the state in 1992 and Carter – governor from 1971 to 1975 – won it in an unsuccessful bid for re-victory. elected to Ronald Reagan in 1980.
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This year’s razor-thin margins would spur a recount, but on Saturday Biden overtook both Nevada and Pennsylvania, taking him more than 270 Electoral College votes needed to enter the White House.