Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate in US Presidential elections
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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate in US Presidential elections

THE DEMOCRATIC ticket for the 2020 US Presidential ticket has officially been announced.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who served in the Obama administration from 2008 - 2016, has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.

Ms Harris had also been in the running for the Presidential elections but dropped out of the race late last year.

Regardless of the outcome of the election, Ms Harris now how made history by becoming the first black woman in US history to appear on a presidential ticket for a major party.

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As the news broke yesterday, Ms Harris took to Twitter where she said "[Joe Biden] can unify the American people because he's spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he'll build an America that lives up to our ideals.

"I'm honoured to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our commander-in-chief." Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris.(Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

"I'm honoured to join him as our party's nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our commander-in-chief."

Meanwhile, 2020 candidate and Irish-American Mr Biden wrote that Ms Harris is "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants".

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The decision garnered the support of former president Barack Obama, who said Ms Harris is "more than prepared for the job".

"She's spent her career defending our constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country."

Meanwhile, current president Donald Trump wasted no time in beginning the attack on the new Vice President nominee, posting a campaign video to Twitter which labelled Ms Harris as "radical left" and a "phony".

The 2020 elections are due to take place later this year, on Tuesday 3 November.