People celebrated outside in downtown Providence, cheering, playing music, and dancing. Liquor stores sold champagne like it was New Year’s Eve. Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to protest in Warwick and elsewhere. Here’s a look at how Rhode Island reacted to news that the election had been called for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday.
"To the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself that others may not simply because they've never seen it before. But know that we will applaud you." - @KamalaHarris— John Goncalves (@JohnGPVD) November 8, 2020
Such a powerful moment. Raise you up on eagles wings. Make you to shine like the sun. Holding my mom and my son in my heart tonight who both died just 4 years ago. Feeling all the feels tonight, for sure. Love to all with goodwill and hope for renewal— Renee Hobbs (@reneehobbs) November 8, 2020
"On Eagle's Wings"! Leaving no doubt this is indeed our second Catholic president— Ted Nesi (@TedNesi) November 8, 2020