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Last night, Joe Biden was declared President Elect of the United States, in what was a momentous victory for Democrats across the country.
But it was a pretty great day for dogs too, as his German Shepherd, Major, officially became the first rescue pup set to move into The White House come January.
The Biden family are proud owners of two pups, as Major will be joined by their other pooch Champ when they move into the Presidential home.
According to TMZ, Champ has been a part of the Biden tribe since 2008, while Major joined the family in 2018.
Joe, 77, and his wife Jill, 69, decided to foster Major after being introduced to him as part of a litter of puppies by their daughter, and originally only pledged to give him a temporary home.
But it wasn't long before the doggo became a firm member of the family, and little Major was given a home for life after the Bidens adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society.
Little did the German Shepherd know that he was destined for the most famous residence in the United States.
It comes after Joe Biden officially beat the current President, Donald Trump, to victory in the 2020 US Election, meaning he'll become the 46th President of the United States.
Let's put dogs back in the White House. pic.twitter.com/7pBihksfXT
- Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
In one of the closest races in recent memory, Trump outperformed most polls' predictions; but a record turnout in postal votes saw Biden break the record for most votes for any presidential candidate in history.
Both candidates had claimed victory early on in the race, with Trump, 74, vowing to legally challenge vote counts in key states as his lead narrowed - prompting accusations of being a 'sore loser'.
Democratic candidate Biden passed the 270 Electoral College votes to secure the presidency after days of counting, following an update from Pennsylvania on their voting figures.
Biden is joined by Kamala Harris on his ticket, and she has now been elected Vice President of the United States - not only the first woman to take up the role, but the first Black woman, the first woman of Asian descent and the first child of an immigrant.
According to Reuters, the economy was among the most important issues for voters this year, followed by racial inequality and the coronavirus pandemic.
In his acceptance speech, the President Elect said: "We cannot repair the economy, restore our vitality, or relish life's most precious moments - hugging a grandchild, birthdays, weddings, graduations, all the moments that matter most to us - until we get this virus under control...
"I will spare no effort - or commitment - to turn this pandemic around."
He added: "The American story is about the slow, yet steady widening of opportunity.
"Make no mistake: Too many dreams have been deferred for too long.
"We must make the promise of the country real for everybody - no matter their race, their ethnicity, their faith, their identity, or their disability."