This has been a hell of a day.

Courtesy of CBS News:

Biden took an insurmountable lead in Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, the fourth day of vote-counting after Election Day. His victory in the Keystone State gave him 273 electoral votes (Now 279.), surpassing the 270 majority needed to win the presidency.

“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,” Biden said in a statement. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.”

This resulted in celebrations around the country, as well as around the world. 

Courtesy of CNN:

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump sparked celebrations in cities across the country, including many of the places that swept Biden into the White House.

From New York to Miami in the East and Denver and Austin out West, Biden supporters flooded into the streets after CNN and other news organizations projected Biden as the winner Saturday morning, honking horns, cheering, dancing and popping champagne.

In Washington, DC, a crowd packed into the streets in front of the White House at Black Lives Matter Plaza, within seconds of the race being called. The streets nearby filled with people shouting, banging pots and pans, and singing, “Nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye.”

The celebratory crowd in the blocks around the White House created a traffic jam, with people sitting on top of cars and drivers holding their fists out the window. One person wearing an American flag as a cape walked toward Black Lives Matter Plaza with a hand-written posterboard that read, “The nightmare is over.”

The packed crowd outside the White House later sung “YMCA,” the song Trump used to close out his rallies down the homestretch of the campaign.

This was my favorite tweet today.

The joy was contagious today and you almost could not keep from breaking into song or doing a little Snoopy dance in your kitchen.

However, while the world celebrates the removal of pure evil, all is not well in Trump-Ville.

Sadly for Trump Joe Biden received over seventy-four million perfectly legal votes. 

I have to say that I have imagined this scenario well over a dozen times in the last four years, but it really could not have played out much better than it has today. 

You know, other than the Dems winning the Senate as well of course. 

Update: Here is Joe Biden’s speech from earlier tonight.

Isn’t it great to hear a presidential speech that sounds like it was actually delivered by a president?