Finally, the results are in and former vice president Joe Biden has won the United States 2020 Presidential elections.
CNN had projected that Biden will be the 46th president of the United States after a victory in Pennsylvania gave him the over 270 electoral college votes he needed to win the election.
In winning Pennsylvania’ electoral votes, Biden has 273 out of 538 Electoral College votes, clearing the bar of 270. This will make it impossible for Trump to win a second term even if he were to win the remaining undeclared states.
Trump didn’t have an immediate reaction but had tweeted earlier today, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”. Recall Trump had said spoken on claims of fraud in the voting system insisting that he had won the election while alleging that it had been rigged in Joe Biden’s favour.
However, this result now makes Donald Trump the first one-term president since George H. W. Bush in the early nineties.
Senator Kamala Harris, a former California attorney-general will make history as the first Black woman to be a vice president of the United States.
Biden is the oldest man to win the United States’ presidency. He contested twice before unsuccessfully during his long political career, before being elected as Barack Obama’s vice president in 2008.
The results from congressional races show that Biden will face a divided legislature, with his Democrats holding a majority in the House and Republicans controlling the Senate, although that can change.
Our congratulations to the future 46th president of the United States!