In Madison, 2 corners of Capitol and 2 differing perspectives of election, future of the country
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Following the projected victory for Joe Biden, supporters of the president-elect celebrated at one corner of the state Capitol square while supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at another to protest the elections results, offering a picture of the state and country’s differing emotions and division.
“It has been time for a change and I cannot be happier today,” Annik Dupaty of Madison told CBS 58. “Go [Joe] Biden I am so happy for you! Go Kamala Harris! We have a Black woman that is going to be in the White House. Yes, yes and yes!”
Dupaty was joined by her daughters on the State Street corner of the Capitol square, where hundreds gathered for a celebration that included music, dancing, chants and some speeches by activists. Dupaty said the moment holds special significance for her and her daughters because of the historic nature of Kamala Harris’ election as the first woman, first Black and first South Asian-American to hold the office of the vice presidency.
“It is just the most joyous feeling,” Dupaty said. “They can aspire to the highest heights and Kamala Harris has shown them the way.”
Other Biden supporters said Biden’s victory makes them look forward to the future.
“It’s a pretty incredible feeling to be part of such a historical election,” Katie Satinski of Madison said. “From having the highest voter turnout that’s ever been seen, to electing the first woman, not only the first woman but the first black woman to the White House, and [I’m] just really hopeful for the future and celebrating what we’ve accomplished through this election.”
Celebrations at the state Capitol: pic.twitter.com/lroLOo3tht— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) November 7, 2020
On the South Hamilton Street corner of the Capitol square, dozens of Trump supporters held a protest against the election’s outcome.
Protests at the state Capitol: pic.twitter.com/CEMWUutmeR— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) November 7, 2020