Joe Robinette Biden defeated Donald Trump and was elected the 46th President of the United States. He promised to unite and heal this country facing a worsening epidemic, faltering economy and severe political opposition.
The Associated Press, CNN, and NBC all show that Biden won Pennsylvania and obtained more electoral votes than the 270 required to be elected president.
Biden issued a statement saying, “I feel humble and honored for the American people’s trust in me and the election of me and Harris as president and vice president. Faced with unprecedented challenges, the number of Americans who voted has set a record. This is once again. It proves that democracy is still deeply rooted in the hearts of Americans."
Biden's campaign assistant said that when he learned that he had won, Biden was at home with his family. He will address the country at 8 pm New York time.
Trump refused to acknowledge this result, and immediately after the media announced Biden's victory, he issued a statement saying that the election was "far from over." He was at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.
Biden’s running mate, the 56-year-old California Senator Kamala Harris, became the first black and Indian woman to serve as vice president.
Biden, 77, will become the oldest president-elect in American history. He is also the first challenger to defeat the incumbent president since Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992.
According to the Associated Press, Biden won 290 electoral votes. Several other television networks have not announced the winners in Arizona or Nevada, but even so, Biden's electoral votes are enough to make him the president.