Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th President of the United States.
Four days after election day, the Associated Press has called the state of Pennsylvania for the Democratic nominee, and its 20 electoral votes push him past the 270 threshold needed to win the presidency, unseating incumbent President Donald Trump.
“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me,” the President-Elect tweeted following the call.
While the race has been called by every major news outlet, it does not appear that Trump will concede any time soon. Throughout the morning, the president has posted several tweets, which have been flagged, expressing his belief that voter fraud swayed the results of the election in key battleground states.
The Trump campaign released the following statement in the wake of Biden’s election, claiming that the race “is far from over.”
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— Ben Kentish (@BenKentish) November 7, 2020
An additional victory for Biden in Nevada pushed his electoral lead to 290-214 at this time with Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska still outstanding. With Biden’s election, his running mate, Kamala Harris, will become the first female Vice-President in American history.
With the loss, Trump becomes the first one-term president since George H. W. Bush failed to win re-election in 1992.
At the time the race was called, Biden lead President Trump by nearly 4,000,000 votes.
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