"Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one", said Kamala Harris, the US Democratic Party's vice-presidential candidate for the November 3 election, as she is seen dancing lightly in the rain addressing voters in Florida in a video which has gone viral on social media.
Kamala Harris, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, scripted history in August when she was picked by the Democratic Party as its vice-presidential nominee. She is the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to be selected as the vice-presidential nominee of a major political party in the US.
"Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one," Kamala Harris, 55, said in a tweet along with a picture of herself dancing in the rain with an umbrella over her as supporters cheer her along in Jacksonville, Florida.
Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one. pic.twitter.com/DMimsHbmWOâ€” Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 19, 2020
On Monday, Harris resumed her election campaign, which she had paused for a few days after two of her staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. On Monday, she campaigned in Orlando and Jacksonville.
"Kamala Harris is dancing in Florida rain," tweeted news portal The Recount with a 15-second video. By mid-night, it had received nearly a million impressions.
Kamala Harris is dancing in the Florida rain. pic.twitter.com/z2lxKMJ89eâ€” The Recount (@therecount) October 19, 2020
â€śWhen we vote, we winâ€ť, Kamala Harris told carloads of people who covered a rain-soaked parking area behind a University of North Florida conference center.
Earlier, she stopped at the Jacksonville Public Library's Highlands branch to greet people casting early ballots.
â€śI'm so excited to be back in Florida for early votingâ€ť, she told reporters, as she headed towards people leaving the library. â€śIt is so importantâ€ť, she told people who had just cast ballots. â€śThank you for voting earlyâ€ť, she said.
â€śSometimes you just got to dance! And with that, thank you Jacksonville!â€ť her Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said on Twitter.