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    After an election a campaign where politicians danced and crowd-surfed - or jogged limply and played a reggaeton song on their mobile in Joe Biden's case - social media was alive with memes as both candidates claimed victory with the votes still being counted.

    US Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden declared himself and running-mate Kamala Harris the winners of the US presidential election on Saturday - to a mixed reaction from social media.

    Biden's self-coronation - despite no states finishing their vote counts four day after Tuesday's election - drew a mixture of joy, anger and cynicism from netzens.

    Democrat supporters and never-Trumpers were quick to rejoice: 

    But Trump's supporters had their memes prepared to cast doubt on Biden's claim on the White House - with the sitting president set to challenge it in court on Monday.  

    ​Others expressed their equal contempt for both candidates, or just saw the funny side.


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