On Saturday, Joe Biden won the presidency over President Donald Trump and Palm Beach County and Florida reacted. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Go here for the final electoral vote count.
Frank Biden, president-elect’s brother, details family reaction as news broke
The president-elect’s youngest brother said Saturday that the large, extended Biden family was on a call when they learned Joe Biden had won the presidential race.
Frank Biden recalled the moment his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, broke the news. “You could hear a pin drop.”
But the younger Biden sibling, a Palm Beach County resident, said the family’s initial reaction was not about politics. Instead, they thought of Biden’s late son, Beau, who made his father promise that he would remain in public life before he died of brain cancer.
“You could hear her tearing up,” Biden said of his older sister. “And then we all realized that this is Beau’s moment. This is Beau’s moment. Beau is with us. Palpably with us.”