‘’Together, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris offered restoration and renewal in a single ticket. And America bought what they were selling. After the highest turnout in a century, they racked up to 81 million votes and counting, the most in presidential history, topping Trump by about 7 million votes and flipping five battleground states,’’ the magazine said.
This achievement by Biden sees him follow in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016. The winner of the 2019 person of the year was climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Joe Biden, 78, will go down in history as the oldest person to assume the office of the POTUS when he swears in on January 20th. He served as Vice President for two terms in the office of Barack Obama.
Kamala Harris, on the other hand, will become the first Black and first person of Asian descent to be inaugurated vice president.
Multiple selections in previous years
The person of the year is usually one individual. However, Times magazine selected multiple people in recent times for the honor. In 2017, the magazine selected ‘’The Silence Breakers’’ of the #MeToo movement.
In 2018, Times magazine chose to designate imprisoned or killed journalists for their work.
Times Magazine has named person of the year since 1927. This selection represents ‘’an individual or a group of people who greatly impacted the country and world during the calendar year.
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