How’s my shy little election rosebud doing? Well, it’s springtime in America and it’s bursting into bloom! Other, more reputable news outlets might be too weak-kneed to finally admit that Joe Biden is the winner of the election, but not me. With Arizona in the bag and only Clark County left to be counted in Nevada, I hereby declare Joe Biden the president-elect of the United States. So there.

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