After nearly 50 years in public life and three tries for the White House, democratic candidate Joe Biden, has been elected 46th President of the United States, defeating the incumbent Donald Trump in a victory delayed by vote counts and facing potential legal challenges. BBC projects.
This follows him triumphing the accomplice state of Pennsylvania giving him 20 extra electoral votes to hit the magic 270 electoral votes with hitherto 253.
Joe Biden’s unparalleled win brings to an end the Trump presidency which has been at the spotlight of American and international politics for the past four years.
This 12 months the U.S elections had been cumbersome with the coronavirus pandemic moving the mode of voting via mail and absentee ballots.
The Vice President elect, Kamala Harris, will be the first black female president in the history of U.S politics.
The President Elect, Joe Biden has hinted of giving the Trump administration a bit of time to process this development as he works on his transition team.
Joe Biden takes office as the oldest president in U.S politics with 78 years.