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Different meaning "Ridin' with Biden," poster is a big hit with Irish social media users


President elect beside popular poster

President elect beside popular poster

President elect beside popular poster

ONE of the Biden campaign slogans has provoked a few sniggers in Ireland where it takes on an entirely different meaning.

The ‘Ridin’ with Biden’ might work for campaign workers hoping to evoke images of wild frontiersmen saddling up to head west.

But in Ireland ‘riding’ has long been associated with a different sort of activity usually associated with two consenting adults.

The photo shown by Spencer Platt of the Getty agency shows Joe Biden greets volunteers at state campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa earlier this year.

With his Presidential victory confirmed it is possible his Irish relatives in Mayo and Louth will set the record straight for him when he comes to visit.

Joe Biden has topped the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential race.

The former vice-president was called as the winner of Pennsylvania on Saturday, meaning he has an insurmountable lead in the race for the White House.

Winning the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona – three states that voted for Mr Trump in 2016 – opened up several pathways to the presidency for the Democratic candidate.

It was victory in Pennsylvania, some four days after polls closed that saw him over the line.

Mr Trump made a series of unsubstantiated allegations to claim he is being cheated out of re-election, while Mr Biden had called for calm as votes in key battleground states were counted well past November 3.

A top election official had dismissed Mr Trump’s fresh claims of voter fraud as Mr Biden edged closer to victory.

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