Slough MP Tan Dhesi congratulates Kamala Harris on White House win with Joe Biden

Slough’s MP Tan Dhesi has congratulated US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after she and Joe Biden won the race to the White House over Donald Trump.

He tweeted: “Incredible that the American people have elected their first ever female and first ever Asian heritage Vice President.

“History has been created, just as when President Barack Obama was elected as the first ever African American President.

“Overjoyed. Huge congrats Kamala Harris.”

He added: “Her father is a Jamaican-American economist and professor, while her mother was an Indian-American scientist, so a black and Asian heritage woman. History in the making.”

Ms Harris made history as the first black woman to become vice president, an achievement that comes as the US faces a reckoning on racial justice.

The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government, four years after Mr Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

Mr Dhesi’s comments come after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of postal votes that delayed the processing of some ballots.

Mr Biden crossed 270 electoral college votes with a win in Pennsylvania.

Mr Trump refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting.

He has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was voter fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power – an extraordinary charge by a sitting president.

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