Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware on November 4, 2020. And although he never slipped tremendously in the polls, a circus auto of a primary saw almost every other candidate become a presumptive frontrunner, with Biden dropping precipitously low in the eyes of pundits and voters several times.
"We are on track to over 300 Electoral College votes", Biden said, in his brief address.
The 77-year-old former U.S. vice president will become the 46th President of the United States, CNN reported, after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. "And there's nothing we can't do if we do it together".
President Donald Trump, who has made repeated claims of electoral fraud without providing proof, immediately accused Biden of "rushing to falsely pose as the victor".
"Former vice president Joe Biden is projected to win Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, according to Edison Research, putting him over the 270 needed to win the presidency", The Washington Post reported. President Trump garnered five and a half million more votes than he did in 2020 than he did in 2016 and closed the gap in the final days after barnstorming the nation.
If ballots were cast illegally, they can not be allowed to count.
Tommy Vietor, a former spokesman for the Obama administration, and Danica Roem, a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, also prematurely declared Mr. Biden the victor on Twitter and subsequently had their posts labeled appropriately.
CNN, Reuters, New York Times and CBS News called the race in his favour.
Although votes continue to be counted, a win for Biden, 77, would also make Kamala Harris the first Black woman to become vice president.
Overall turnout on Tuesday broke records with some 160 million people pouring out across the United States after a deeply polarizing campaign complicated by the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic. Trump's team and supporters offered conflicting messages some officials said were at odds with the democratic process: keep counting in states where Trump is gaining ground but cut off counting where Biden's totals are climbing.
Biden said he hoped he would address the nation again on Saturday.
This caused major problems since many states were not used to processing a high volume of mail ballots.
The 538 members of the electoral college will cast their votes on December 14 with the results officially released on January 4. It is the end of a tumultuous presidency, a time of some accomplishments, no question, a time where many Americans throughout the country and in shuttered steel towns and rural America, they felt for the first time, they felt heard, which is important.
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