Daily US Times: Joe Biden beats Donald Trump to win US election by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, the AP has just announced.
Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Addresses The Nation As Election Count Continues In Few Key States
Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, after a victory in the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win US election.
Several TV networks also called Biden as the winner of the election.
The call came after a new batch of ballots came in from Pennsylvania, pushing the former Vice President’s lead in the state over 30,000 votes. Some outlets do not yet call Arizona for Biden.
But with or without Arizona, Biden has surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
With Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, Biden now has a total of 273 electoral votes.
Before becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Biden served as vice president under former President Barack Obama. He is also Delaware’s longest-serving senator.
Throughout his campaign, Biden has argued that the “soul of the nation” is at stake, and has promised that he would seek to heal a country fractured by Trump’s presidency.
With Joe Biden’s victory, Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first person of color to become vice president.
Harris, a daughter of immigrants parents, is the fourth woman to be on a major party’s presidential ticket — after Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Sarah Palin in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Harris is the first woman to be on a successful ticket. She will be sworn in as vice president in January.