US Media outlets have called the Presidential elections for challenger Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Voted happened on Tuesday this week but the results were so close in a number of key states that it wasn't clear who would be the winner until Saturday evening.
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US Media outlets have called the Presidential elections for challenger Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.
Voting in the US Presidential election took place on Tuesday 3rd November and while counting started soon as the polls closed, the results have taken many days to be finalised. While they aren't completely finalised, Joe Biden's lead is sufficient in each of the they key states that the experts reviewing the numbers have declared that there is no way that Donald Trump can win.
President-elect Biden released a statement once the news of his win was announced.
"America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me," said President-elect Joe Biden.
There are 538 members of the US Electoral College so it requires half plus one vote to secure the win - or 270 votes. With Pennsylvania falling to Joe Biden their 20 Electoral College votes were allocated to his campaign and that took his total to 273, with a number of states still to declare. (FoxNews and Associated Press had previously declared Arizona as a win for Joe Biden and if those 11 votes were included it would take Biden's total to 284.
While the vote counting is still continuing the analysts have declared that with the small number of votes still to be counted, it is not possible for Donald Trump to claw back and win the relevant states. This announcement by the media outlets is unofficial until the formal meeting of the Electoral College takes place on the 14th of December to formally place their votes. The Presidential Inauguration takes place in late January 2021.
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