Joe Biden has won 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 which has been criticised by both Democrats and Republicans.
The long and often bitter campaign has been dominated by the coronavirus crisis and its effects on Americans and the economy. On Wednesday, the US set a record for daily confirmed Covid-19 cases in a pandemic that has killed more than 233,000 people in the country.
Celebrations break out across US after Biden election win
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers speech before introducing President-elect Joe Biden
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed Americans in Wilmington, Delaware, before introducing President-elect Joe Biden to the public for the first time.
“For four years, you marched and organised for equality and justice, for our lives, and for our planet.” she said. “And then, you voted. You delivered a clear message. You chose hope and unity, decency, science, and yes, truth. You chose Joe Biden as the next president of the United States of America.”
Ms Harris will be the first female and woman of colour as the vice president.
Danielle Zoellner8 November 2020 01:36
Mexican president says he will not congratulate Biden yet on election win
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden yet on his presidency win until the “legal questions” of the election are resolved, Al Jazeera News reporter.
Several world leaders including Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have already congratulated Mr Biden on his election win even though President Donald Trump has yet to concede.
Danielle Zoellner8 November 2020 01:28
Watch live: President-elect Joe Biden gives acceptance speech in Wilmington, Delaware
Danielle Zoellner8 November 2020 01:17
Kamala Harris husband: Meet Douglas Emhoff, the lawyer set to become America’s first Second Gentleman
Vice-president elect Kamala Harris is already making history — becoming the first woman of colour to be elected to the role.
But she’s not the only one ticking off political firsts.
Her lawyer husband, Douglas Emhoff, will also take on a first for the country by becoming the first ‘second gentleman’ of the United States.
Mr Emhoff heaped public praise on his wife as the Biden/Harris campaign celebrated election victory on 7 November, after an agonising days-long wait for key swing states to be declared.
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Danielle Zoellner8 November 2020 00:53
Twitter immediately flags new Trump tweet that baselessly claims election fraud
Twitter immediately flagged one of Donald Trump’s latest tweets that doubles down — again — on his campaign’s baseless assertions of election fraud.
“This claim about election fraud is disputed,” the social media platform bolted in blue lettering underneath the president’s tweet.
“THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE,” Mr Trump wrote on Saturday, hours after The Associated Press called the US presidential election for his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.
Griffin Connolly reports:
Danielle Zoellner8 November 2020 00:30
Trump plans to graciously concede and commit to peaceful transfer of power, per source
Donald Trump has indicated he would graciously conceded to President-elect Joe Biden and committee to a peaceful transfer of power if legal avenues failed to show a path to a second term, according to Fox News.
Sources told the publication that the president would concede “if the campaign’s legal challenges fail to open up a path for a second term.”
Mr Trump has called for legal challenges and recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Georgia amid news that he’s lost each of the states.
“The observers were not allowed into the counting rooms. I won the election, got 71,000 legal votes. Bad things happened which our observers were not allowed to see.”Mr…