Time Person of the Year: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Named Time “Person of the Year” | World News

NEW YORK: US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year 2020,” the publication announced Thursday. The Democratic couple were chosen before three other finalists: front-line healthcare workers and Anthony Fauci, the movement for racial justice, and President Donald Trump, whom Biden defeated in the November election. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/o97QNlSBrl https://t.co/KuoBoebBN4— TIME (@TIME) 1607658740000 The cover of Time magazine has a photo of Biden, 78, and Harris, 56, with the subtitle “Changing America’s story.” Biden beat Trump by 306 electoral college votes to Trump’s 232 to end the presidency of the real estate mogul-turned-politician after one term. Biden received roughly seven million more votes than his Republican adversary, which he has yet to concede, citing widespread fraud for which there is no evidence. The Time magazine award, presented annually since 1927, honors the person or persons who most impacted the news, for better or for worse, during the calendar year. Earlier Thursday, Time named basketball superstar LeBron James Athlete of the Year for his accomplishments on and off the court. The 35-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player was honored for fighting voter suppression among black citizens in a year in which he won his fourth NBA title. K-Pop sensation BTS was named Artist of the Year. Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg was Time’s Person of the Year last year, while Trump won in 2016. Source