Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are officially the president-elect and vice president-elect! Various news outlets announced their election victory on Nov. 7, and Kamala made sure to give her running mate a call to celebrate. The California senator and soon-to-be VP shared an Instagram video of her chatting with Joe over the phone. "We did it. We did it, Joe!" she tells him in the clip. "You're going to be the next president of the United States!" Who knew an eight-second clip could be so joyous?
CNN called the election shortly after 11 a.m. ET, when it had become clear Joe and Kamala would secure the necessary electoral college votes in addition to the popular vote. Stars and political leaders have since taken to social media to express their excitement, and citizens are taking to the streets to revel in the news. The triumph is a pivotal moment in history, as Kamala will become the first woman and the first person of color to be vice president.