Democrat Joe Biden urged unity Saturday and promised "a new day for America" in his first national address since he won the tense U.S. election and ended the historically turbulent and divisive era of Donald Trump.
The community will have direct representation in the executive branch with vice president-elect Harris, who will be the first Black woman to hold the office, said Neha Dewan, national director of South Asians for Biden.
"A strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe", NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said. "I think we've got a lot of work to do, but today we're just celebrating the one thing that has been declared".
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took to the stage first, commencing the proceedings by reflecting on civil rights leader John Lewis.
Biden's win in Pennsylvania put him over the 270 threshold and less than an our later, the AP projected he would also win Nevada, bringing him to a total of 290 electoral votes.
In his speech, Mr Biden made a point to reach out to those who voted for President Donald Trump as he called for an end to the "harsh rhetoric" that plagued the election campaign.
"While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last", Harris said. "I've lost a couple of times myself", Biden said.
The U.S. presidential election has been and is closely watched by the entire world, as its outcome decides how the world's most powerful nation interacts with the rest of the world. Harris, whose mother emigrated from India, becomes the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest USA office of Vice-President.
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There are now six patients at the alternate care facility set up at Wisconsin State Fair Park. 46 people are now quarantined. She urges people to continue to exercise caution when in public - mainly by maintaining social distance and wearing masks.
His message to Trump supporters: 'Let's give each other a chance'. And to heal.We are the United States of America.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he looked forward to tackling "the world's greatest challenges" with the new administration, including climate change, an issue with which many nations have argued over with Trump.
Mr Trump has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power - an extraordinary charge by a sitting president trying to sow doubt about a bedrock democratic process.
The lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court in Maricopa County, said poll workers told some voters to press a button after a machine had detected an "overvote".
Screenwriter Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) said she hopes that although Donald Trump is being a sore loser, Biden supporters will be better winners.
"The ironic thing is he's one of the few people who I think actually means that", he said.
"Dream with ambition. Lead with conviction, and see yourselves in a way that others may not", she said.
"Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful victor is seated", Trump said, while claiming that he won the 3 November vote.