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The Democratic National Convention is in full swing in Wisconsin – albeit virtually. But what is the Democrat strategy for November’s US election and can Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the race to the White House? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F
When he formally announced his entry into the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden declared that he stood for two things – workers who “built this country”, and values that can bridge its divisions.
As the US faces challenges from coronavirus to racial inequity, his pitch in essence is to create new economic opportunities for workers, restore environmental protections and healthcare rights, and international alliances.
Mr Biden officially become the Democratic presidential nominee on 13 August at the virtual Democratic National Convention.
US Correspondent David Grossman reports and Kirsty Wark is joined by Joe Biden’s former competitors Senator Amy Klobuchar to discuss the state of the Presidential race.
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Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.
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Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election.