CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Hours after Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to media outlets, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles expressed her thoughts on the matter.
Lyles, a Democrat, called it a “historic day for Black women.”
Biden is the President-elect, while running mate Kamala Harris is expected to be the first Black female Vice President in the nation’s long and storied history.
“I’m so proud of @KamalaHarris and the example of brilliant leadership she’s set for my three granddaughters and for girls all over this country.”
Lyles offered congratulations to the president-elect and his running mate.
Biden was elected president around 11:30 a.m. Saturday when the Associated Press and CBS News called the victory.
Pennsylvania was the state that put Biden over the 270 electoral votes, according to AP and CBS News.
“I’m proud to be an American,” Lyles tweeted. I’m proud to be a Democrat. I’m proud to be a Black woman. I’m proud to be the Mayor of Charlotte, NC where @JoeBiden is our president and @KamalaHarris is our Vice President."
Lyles said she is ready to work with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the president-elect and vice president elect.
“I’m ready to get to work with our Governor @RoyCooperNC and our President-Elect and Vice President-Elect @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to build a true inclusive democracy for all. We’re on our way!”