Bridgeport erupts in flurry of cheers, honking horns as Biden projected to be president-elect

People in the City of Bridgeport erupted into a spontaneous celebration of cheers and honking horns Saturday as supporters of President-elect Joe Biden expressed their approval.

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2020, 11:47 PM

Updated 1,316 days ago

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People in the City of Bridgeport erupted into a spontaneous celebration of cheers and honking horns Saturday as supporters of President-elect Joe Biden expressed their approval.
It was around 11:30 a.m. that word began to spread of Biden's presumed victory in Pennsylvania, which pushed him over the 270 electoral vote hurdle and made the former vice president the president-elect.
"I'm so happy because I'm disabled," said Andre Vasquez. He said federal funding for disability housing has been cut time and again over the past four years. He hopes things will be different with Biden in charge. "I need him to help us and the senior citizens to be not displaced," Vasquez added.
"This is someone that knows our city," said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. He added that it will be easier to work with Biden on key issues like immigration, race relations and federal funding for education and housing. "So, we're looking for the support that we need to help. People are hurting now and I think this new leadership with a new president is going to help," Ganim said.
But not everybody was happy with the Biden victory.
Trump supporters, who declined to go on camera, said the election was "stolen" through ballot fraud. However, many people who spoke with News 12 in the largely Democratic city said they couldn't be happier with the final outcome.
"I'm excited for Biden just because he won't be deporting illegals as much, I think. And my family, you know, they're all pretty much illegals, so," said Angel Christian.
Biden supporters in Bridgeport, where COVID-19 cases are on the rise, also called for the president-elect "to put science first" when fighting the pandemic.


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