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Former Pennsylvania governor praises president-elect: ‘Joe Biden is a good man’

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) praised President-elect Joe Biden as a “good man” following his victory over Donald Trump on Saturday to become the nation’s 46th president. 

During an interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM radio show, Rendell said America “needs a whole lot of goodness” after the polarizing 2020 election, and hailed Biden as a “good man” and a “fair man.”  

“And when he says he’s going to be president for red states and blue states alike, he means it,” Rendell said. 

“I think he will treat everybody fairly and try to do the best he can for all American citizens,” he continued. 

During his 2020 campaign, Biden repeatedly said that he was running as a proud Democrat, but if elected, he would be an American president, representing all Americans. 

Rendell, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, further stated that Biden is the best person to unify the country. He touted the President-elect as a moderate, noting his friendships with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah). 

“He’s always been one who cared about unifying the country,” Rendell said. “He didn’t take the partisan attitude on things.” 

Biden won the presidential election shortly after he was projected to win the Keystone State, a victory that brought him to 270 Electoral College votes. 

Multiple news outlets, including CNN, ABC and the Associated Press called the race just before 11:30 a.m., while Fox News followed suit shortly after. 

Votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania, but when the final tally is completed, Rendell predicted that Biden would win the state by a margin between 50,000 and 60,000 votes. Trump won the state by less than 50,000 votes against then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. 


In addition to Pennsylvania, votes are still being counted in Arizona, Georgia and Nevada, and Biden is currently leading in those states. 

Votes are also being counted in North Carolina and Alaska, where the president is currently leading.

John Catsimatidis is an investor in The Hill. 

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