PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN: Joe Biden defeats Trump to win the presidency

On Saturday morning, the Associated Press and all the major news networks projected Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election and the 46th President of the United States.


Democratic nominee Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has emerged the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election following a contentious and heated campaign versus incumbent President Donald Trump.


Tuesday’s election night turned into election week as several states across the country spent four days tabulating the unprecedented number of mail-in and absentee ballots – resulting in the most votes ever cast in a presidential election.


On Saturday morning, the Associated Press, the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Reuters projected Biden as the apparent winner of the U.S. election. The call came as the media declared the commonwealth of Pennslyvania for Biden, putting the candidate above the necessary 270 electoral votes to clinch the presidency. President Trump has not yet conceded. 


The projection of a Joe Biden administration in 2021 will all but bring a close to the tumultaeous and unorthodox election cycle that took place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Trump campaign has filed or announced plans to file lawsuits in multiple swing states that the president narrowly lost. President Trump has challenged the result of the election as he has made allegations of voter fraud despite offering up no evidence of the claim. And Trump even asserted electoral victory on Twitter, while prematurely declaring victory in Pennslyvania, Georgia, and North Carolina before a majority of the ballots had been counted.


In Georgia, the razor-thin margins will trigger an automatic recount and the Trump team intends to call on a recount in Wisconsin, but either recount is unlikely to change the result of the election.


Ballots received or post-marked (in some states) by Election Day will continue to be counted in states across the country to determine the final official result. 


Biden’s victory is also history making. Most notably, his running mate Senator Kamala Harris of California is poised to become the first female, first black, and first South Asian to become Vice President of the United States. As for Joe Biden, he is set to become the oldest president ever and only the second Catholic president, after John F. Kennedy.


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