Kamala Harris wants votes before ice cream at White House

Kamala Harris addressing Indian American Democrats at a virtual event on August 15, 2020.
Kamala Harris addressing Indian American Democrats at a virtual event on August 15, 2020.

‘Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one,’ says Indian American VP nominee.

Joe Biden wished Kamala Harris a Happy Birthday with the promise of some ice cream at the White House next year, but she wished “everyone to go vote” to get there first.

As his Indian American running mate turned 56 on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Biden took to Twitter to wish her with a promise of a celebration at the presidential mansion next year.

“Happy Birthday, Kamala Harris. Next year, let’s celebrate with some ice cream at the White House,” wrote Biden, who turns 78 next month. If he wins, Biden would be the oldest president to take office.

But, the first black and first South Asian woman to figure on a major party ticket for national office wanted to ensure they get there first to  make history yet again. “My birthday wish this year? For everyone to go vote,” she tweeted.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost to President Donald Trump despite winning the popular vote, also wished the same.

“In two weeks, we could call this birthday girl Madam Vice President,” wrote Clinton asking people to go out and vote.

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“The best way to celebrate Kamala is by making sure you’re registered and have a plan to vote,” tweeted former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Husband Doug Emhoff too wished “Happy Birthday to my amazing wife @kamalaharris!” reminding people of “her birthday wish…VOTE EARLY!”

In another video that has gone viral on social media,  a dancing in the rain Harris exhorts people to vote saying, “Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one.”

The tweet shows Harris, who resumed her election campaign Monday after a short pause due to two staffers testing covid positive, dancing in the rain with an umbrella over her as supporters cheer her along in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Kamala Harris is dancing in Florida rain,” tweeted news portal The Recount with a 15-second video. By mid-night, it had received nearly a million impressions.

“Twitter Can’t Get Enough of Kamala Harris Dancing in the Rain,” said news site InStyle.Com.

“Harris wore her go-to campaign footwear, Converse Chuck Taylors, and seemed unbothered by the shower,” it said.

“When we vote, we win,” Harris told carloads of people who covered a rain-soaked parking area behind a University of North Florida conference center.

Earlier, during a stop at the Jacksonville Public Library’s Highlands branch she told people who had just cast ballots, “Thank you for voting early.”

“Sometimes you just got to dance! And with that, thank you Jacksonville!” her spokesperson Sabrina Singh said on Twitter.

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