WASHINGTON, Nov 7, (Agencies): Democrat Joe Biden has won the US Presidential Election 2020 with over 270 Electoral College votes to become the 46th President of the United States. A number of US media outlets announced the victory of Biden after he took the lead in Pennsylvania with more than 30,000 votes. The State has 20 Electoral College votes. Biden, who will be the oldest US president to come to office is aged 77 years, and made an attempt for the presidency twice but failed. He served as second in command to former US president Barack Obama.
Biden’s deputy Kamala Harris is the first woman in the US to be elected to that post. Biden’s victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. The president-elect, staked his candidacy less on any distinctive political ideology than on galvanizing a broad coalition of voters around the notion that Trump posed an existential threat to American democracy.
The strategy proved effective, resulting in pivotal victories in Michigan and Wisconsin as well as Pennsylvania, onetime Democratic bastions that had flipped to Trump in 2016. President-elect Biden said Saturday he was “honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in” him and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. “In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America,” Biden said in a statement. He stressed “with the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.” “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal,” he added. “We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said in a tweet “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” Furthermore, Trump said in a statement “the simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.” “The American people are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the court room – and then fight in court to block their access.”
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American people have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.” Fox News and The New York Post, two of the major conservative outlets affiliated with media mogul Robert Murdock, began in recent hours to distance themselves from Donald Trump, for the first time since 2016, in what could mark a turning point, reports Al-Rai daily. For the first time, Trump supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, chanted, ‘Fox News is bad!’ after this channel had been considered a steadfast ally for five years. The reason being the channel announced the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in Arizona on Tuesday evening.