President-elect Joe Biden has issued a statement, saying he is “honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed” in him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Former vice president Joe Biden is projected to win Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, according to Edison Research, putting him over the 270 needed to win the presidency.
A line from Biden’s speech last night will be a theme of his remarks: “Never forget: the tallies aren’t just numbers. They represent votes and voters, men and women who exercise the fundamental right to have their voice heard.”
- Democrat Joe Biden has won the 2020 US election, according to BBC projections
- He will become president in January, pending the outcome of any legal challenges
- The result was called after Biden overtook incumbent Donald Trump in the state of Pennsylvania
- Winning the state gives Biden more than the 270 Electoral College seats needed for victory
- It follows a dramatic vote count that saw the two candidates’ fortunes change over three days
- The Trump campaign says the election is not over, and the president does not intend to concede
- Trump had earlier declared himself the winner, before all the results were declared
- At the age of 77, Biden will be the oldest president in American history
- His running mate, Kamala Harris, will be the first ever female vice-president
- Biden continues to lead in three more battleground states – Georgia, Nevada and Arizona