New Delhi: Here’s is another of the firsts for US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The pair has been chosen as Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year” award, the publication announced on Thursday. Also Read - Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Sundar Pichai Applaud Joe Biden's Immigration Reforms
TIME’s magazine cover features a picture of the democratic pair, with the subtitle ‘Changing America’s story’. Also Read - Over 150 National Guard Troops Deployed For Biden's Inauguration Test Positive For Coronavirus
Kamala and Biden were chosen among other three other finalists. The other finalists included frontline health care workers and Anthony Fauci, the racial justice movement, and outgoing President Donald Trump, news agency AFP said in a report today. Also Read - Twitter Suspends Account of Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei For Tweet Against Trump
The two made history on November 7 (local time) when they defeated the incumbent President in the race to the White House after it was announced that Biden had clinched Pennsylvania giving him the much-needed 20 electoral college votes to go past the 270 electoral college votes.
“For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year,” wrote Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal.
Notably, the TIME magazine’s award is given annually to the person/people who have been on the news or impacted it, for either good or bad reasons, during the calendar year.