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US vice-president-elect Kamala Harris to resign her Senate seat before inauguration – ABC News

California’s first black woman to serve in the Senate makes way for the state’s first Latino senator, with Alex Padilla to take over from the vice-president-elect…

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United States vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat two days before she and president-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated, making way for California’s first Latino senator.

  • There was intense lobbying for the vacant Senate seat
  • Ms Harris’s election as vice-president means the chamber’s roster will not have a black woman
  • Alex Padilla joins a Senate which will be dominated by the Democrats

Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Governor Gavin Newsom was aware…

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