Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States
Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the 46th president of the United States, defeating President Trump, to lead a nation “deeply and bitterly divided”. Biden crossed 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania.
Biden said he was humbled by the victory and it was time for the nation to set aside its differences. “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal,” he said.
“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” Biden tweeted.
At 77, Biden will become the oldest president-elect in the U.S. history.
With his victory, his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, will become the first female vice president. She’ll also become the nation’s second Black candidate to serve as president or vice president, following former President Barack Obama.
Donald Trump, however, refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting. “The simple fact is this election is far from over,” Trump said in a statement Saturday.