Aug 14, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden and Harris sign documents to receive Democratic nomination

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Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday signed the required documents to receive the Democratic nomination for president and vice president at next week's convention.

Why it matters: The pair is officially one step closer to becoming the ticket to take on President Trump and Vice President Pence.

  • The documents confirm that they are seeking the offices of president and vice president — and that they're qualified to do so and accept being placed on the ballot.
  • They're a required step to appear on ballots nationwide.
  • "I’m signing this because I’m in this race to win with that guy right there," Harris said, pointing to Biden — next to her at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Del.

The big picture: Biden and Harris have already gotten to work during their first days together as the Democratic ticket. On Thursday, they attended a joint coronavirus briefing and economic briefing with two groups of experts.

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