LOOK: Denverites celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election

Here’s what we saw.

People driving around the Capitol honk and cheer in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

People driving around the Capitol honk and cheer in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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On Saturday morning, the Associated Press determined that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. By 11 a.m., Denverites began to gather in front of the state Capitol building. The crowd grew as more people began driving around the neighborhood. The cacophony of honking horns and shouting was unending for several hours.

People gathered in front of the Colorado Capitol celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

People gathered in front of the Colorado Capitol celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Bill Huston banged together a pot and a spatula on his drive around Denver celebrating Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Bill Huston banged together a pot and a spatula on his drive around denver celebrating Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Damarley Laing shouts in front of the Colorado Capitol in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Damarley Laing shouts in front of the Colorado Capitol in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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People driving around the Capitol honk and cheer in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

People driving around the Capitol honk and cheer in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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People gathered on the Colorado Capitol lawn celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

People gathered on the Colorado Capitol lawn celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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People gathered in front of the Colorado Capitol celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

People gathered in front of the Colorado Capitol celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Will Montague sheilds baby Oscar's ears as people driving around the Colorado Capitol honk endlessly in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Will Montague sheilds baby Oscar's ears as people driving around the Colorado Capitol honk endlessly in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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People driving around the Capitol honk and cheer in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

People driving around the Capitol honk and cheer in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Michael Nuñez and Tyler Kunkel yell as cars honk their horns in celebration of Joe Biden's win on Nov. 7, 2020.

Michael Nuñez and Tyler Kunkel yell as cars honk their horns in celebration of Joe Biden's win on Nov. 7, 2020.

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Jules Roman (left) and Victoria Meehan, both Denverites, celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 7, 2020. Roman said they are both trans, and they both are relieved to feel safe being in public again.

Jules Roman (left) and Victoria Meehan, Denverites, celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 7, 2020. Roman said they are both trans, and they both are relieved to feel safe being in public again.

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Denverites celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Denverites celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Meg Fitzpatrick said she's basically cried all day, even after joining Denverites celebrating Joe Biden's presidential victory here at the Colorado Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

Meg Fitzpatrick said she's basically cried all day, even after joining Denverites celebrating Joe Biden's presidential victory here at the Colorado Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Kate Napier made these shoes for herself and her mom, Carol, and wore them to the Capitol to celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Kate Napier made these shoes for herself and her mom, Carol, and wore them to the Capitol to celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Kara Bovenzi (left) and Meagen Svendsen celebrate Joe Biden's presidential victory in front of the Colorado State Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

Kara Bovenzi (left) and Meagen Svendsen celebrate Joe Biden's presidential victory in front of the Colorado State Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Around noon, a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters arrived at the Capitol.

Some held flags. Others carried signs reading things like “stop the steal,” referring to an unfounded belief that the election was unfairly tilted in Biden’s favor.

Most of the people at the Capitol celebrating Biden’s win left shortly after the Trump supporters arrived, but some remained and began shouting at the new arrivals. As the yelling intensified, Colorado State Patrol officers emerged from the Capitol and stood between the two crowds.

Supporters of President Donald Trump arrived to the Colorado State Capitol as others celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Supporters of President Donald Trump arrived to the Colorado State Capitol as others celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Justin Jacobson waves a flag for President Donald Trump as others celebrate Joe Biden's presidential victory in front of the Colorado State Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

Justin Jacobson waves a flag for President Donald Trump as others celebrate Joe Biden's presidential victory in front of the Colorado State Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Alex Franceski (right) and Joe Andres came to the Colorado state Capitol to express their frustration with what they said was an unfair election in favor of Joe Biden. Nov. 7, 2020.

Alex Franceski (right) and Joe Andres came to the Colorado State Capitol to express their frustration with what they said was an unfair election in favor of Joe Biden. Nov. 7, 2020.

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People argue over politics as supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

People argue over politics as supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Colorado State Troopers stand in between supporters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump rallying at the Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

Colorado State Troopers stand in between supporters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump rallying at the Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Iris Butler attempts to lead chants among supporters of Joe Biden as state police stand between them and supporters of Donald Trump at the Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

Iris Butler attempts to lead chants among supporters of Joe Biden as state police stand between them and supporters of Donald Trump at the Capitol. Nov. 7, 2020.

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The vibe was entirely different at Cheesman Park.

Around 1 p.m., people began gathering on the lawn for an organized celebration. A band played eastern European folk music. People played yard games, drank beer and champagne, smoked pot, petted dogs and lounged in the grass. Then, speakers like State Sen. Julie Gonzales, newly elected state Rep. Iman Jodeh and Denver Public Schools board member Tay Anderson addressed the crowd.

Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Ty Bradford waves his pride flag as Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Ty Bradford waves his pride flag as Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Taylor Soderborg is dressed as a bald eagle as Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Taylor Soderborg is dressed as a bald eagle as Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Damien Vaden came to Cheesman Park to celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Damien Vaden came to Cheesman Park to celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Denver Public Schools board member Tay Anderson rallies Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

Denver Public Schools board member Tay Anderson rallies Denverites gathered at Cheesman Park in celebration of Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Nov. 7, 2020.

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Denverites celebrating Joe Biden's presidential victory at Cheesman Park to the "YMCA." Nov. 7, 2020.

Denverites celebrating Joe Biden's presidential victory at Cheesman Park to the "YMCA." Nov. 7, 2020.

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