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Minnesotans react to Biden win with protest and celebration


November 9, 2020

Jenna and Eric Fink of Savage celebrated Saturday after Joe Biden was named the winner of the presidential election. They had been chilling a bottle of Champagne since election night with the hopes of popping it for a Biden win. In the foreground is their son Harris, 2.

After a bitter election campaign that capped a tumultuous four years under President Donald Trump, Minnesotans on both sides of the political divide held out hope that President-elect Joe Biden can help America come together again.

"Our country needs to start working together. I pray for it: Stop the hate," said Jeanne Sheehan of Austin, Minn., a Trump voter. "Never going to get anywhere with rioting and arguments and fighting.

"I don't want people to judge anybody else by for whom they voted," she added. "We need a peaceful leader that is going to lead."

On the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, Sami Banat lounged under an elm tree on the sunny campus quad, his laptop open to the latest election news.


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