US Presidential Elections 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one, says Kamala Harris, the US Democratic Party’s vice-presidential candidate for the November 3 election, as she is seen lightly dancing in the rain addressing voters in Florida in a video which has gone viral on social media.
Harris, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, scripted history in August when she was picked by the Democratic Party as its vice presidential nominee. She is the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to be selected as the vice presidential nominee of a major political party in the US.
“Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one,” Harris, 55, said in a tweet along with a picture of herself dancing in the rain with an umbrella over her as supporters cheer her along in Jacksonville, Florida.
On Monday, Harris resumed her election campaign, which she had paused for a few days after two of her staffers tested positive with COVID-19. On Monday, she campaigned in Orlando and Jacksonville.
Meanwhile, the final faceoff between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will introduce a mute button to allow each candidate to speak uninterrupted in an effort to avoid disruptions that dominated the first debate. The Trump campaign objected to the new changes introduced but assured that Trump would participate in Thursday’s event. In the first presidential debate Trump repeatedly talked over Biden and the speaker, violating the event’s agreed upon rules.
Till Monday over 30.2 million American voters have already voted. This number represents more than one-fifth of all the votes cast in the 2016 election.