Joe Biden Becomes 46th US President, Kamala Harris First Woman VP

Joe Biden crossed the 270 Electoral College threshold after polls projected him to win the state of Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden has been projected to be the 46th and next President of the United States of America. He crossed 270 delegate threshold on Saturday after many pollsters have called Pennsylvania (20 delegates) in his favour, catapulting from 253 electoral college delegates to 273 with Pennsylvania.

Some agencies like Fox News, Bloomberg and the Associated Press have also called Arizona (11 delegates), which takes Biden to 284 from 264 delegates.

Biden, who was the former Vice President is slated to succeed incumbent president Donald J. Trump, who he beat at the polls after a gruelingly slow count of mail-in ballots and a record turnout going 4 days after the elections took place on November 3. More than 100 million Americans voted early this election season.

His running mate, Kamala Harris, will also make history as the first female vice-president, and also the first woman of color to occupy the second highest office of the country.

Results from the state of Georgia (16 delegates), North Carolina (15 delegates) and Nevada (6 delegates) stands awaited. Some networks have still not called Arizona.

Joe Biden served as vice-president to US President Barack Obama from 2009 - 2017. He has also served as a Senator from the Delaware in the US Congress.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is yet to concede defeat with several reports ruling out the possibility of any prior convention being followed by the losing presidential candidate. Trump's legal team is expected to continue the process of legally challenging Biden's victories in some of the key states like Pennsylvania.


Updated On: 2020-11-08T00:47:36+05:30
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