Joe Biden Declared Winner of US Presidential Election|Photos

142 Views

Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 US presidential election.

Four nail-biting days after the election, Mr. Biden finally amassed enough electoral college votes needed to win the White House.

Mr. Biden won Pennsylvania, pushing him over the 270 electoral college votes needed for the presidency.

The former vice president took over the lead from Mr. Trump in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia, pushing him nearer to claiming the White House.

Protests have broken out in battleground states after Mr. Trump claimed without evidence that the election was being “stolen” from him in an extraordinary speech that has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans.

Celebrations have broken out across American cities with pedestrians dancing in the streets, motorists honking their horns, and cheers filling the air as Joe Biden is named the next president of the United States.

Biden was called the next president at 11.25 a.m. Saturday morning by television networks and the Associated Press, while Donald Trump played golf.

CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP, and USA Today all made the call and Fox News followed suit 10 minutes later as votes in Philadelphia pushed his margin in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania over the edge.

This took him to 273 electoral votes – over the 270 needed to win the White House race.