US Election 2020 : Joe Biden wins Presidency, defeats Trump

The state’s 20 electoral votes vaulted Joe Biden past the 270-vote threshold needed to take the White House.

Joe Biden was elected president of the United States on Saturday, defeating President Trump after campaigning on a promise to restore civility and stability to American politics and to expand the government’s role in guiding the country through the surging coronavirus pandemic, while Kamala Harris is the first woman elected vice president. Mr. Biden leads in Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. President Trump has vowed to file legal challenges.

The news came as vote counting rolled into a fifth day and Pennsylvania put him over the 270 electoral votes he needed to win the race.

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Donald Trump‘s lawyers were poised to hold a press conference outside a landscape gardening firm and it was expected the President’s team would repeat as yet unfounded allegations of voter fraud.

Earlier today those claims were dismissed by the Federal Election Commission, which declared there is ‘no evidence of voter fraud’.

It comes as Biden’s lead widened in three key battlegrounds as he closes in on victory in the election.

He gave what was very close to a victory speech last night as he pulled ahead of Donald Trump in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada.


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