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Joe Biden/Kamala Harris sworn into office, Chippewa Falls residents react
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Joe Biden/Kamala Harris sworn into office, Chippewa Falls residents react

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holds hands with President-elect Joe Biden and her husband Doug Emhoff as they celebrate Saturday in Wilmington, Del.

Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States, and Kamala Harris, first female vice president, were sworn into office on Wednesday afternoon.

President Donald Trump exited after a tumultuous four years in office, a notion which is being met with mixed feelings in Chippewa Falls.

Taylor Poquette, a student at Chippewa Valley Technical College, said she is thankful to finally see a female in one of the top positions of authority in the country.

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“I can’t wait to start saying Madame Vice President,” Poquette said. “It’s been a hard road to get to this point, but I’m glad we are finally here. Hopefully people feel a little bit better now, but there is still a lot of work to do to make this country better. This finally feels like we are making America great.”

Over 60% of Chippewa County residents voted for Trump, so the inauguration of Biden isn’t sitting well with a large percentage of conservative voters.

Joseph Bauer, a retired Chippewa Falls resident, said nothing much will change in the Biden/Harris era.

“He was already in office for eight years with Obama,” Bauer said. “He didn’t change much of anything then, so I don’t think he will now. Every president eventually gets thrown under the bus, so it won’t be long until that same thing happens to Biden.”

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