Biden Wins Presidency, Trump Denied Second Term


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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic presidential nominee, left, and Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic vice presidential nominee, wear protective masks while holding hands outside the Chase Center during the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Biden accepted the Democratic nomination to challenge President Donald Trump, urging Americans in a prime-time address to vote for new national leadership that will overcome deep U.S. political divisions. Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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In one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, former Vice President, Joe Biden, is the apparent winner of the 2020 presidency. As of 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, Biden had received 279 electoral votes to current President Donald Trump’s 213.

“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” a tweet on Saturday from Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) stated. “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.”

According to CNN, it was Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes that placed Biden ahead with the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

Though Election Day 2020 marked the end of a lengthy voting period, it also marked the start of a protracted counting period.

The Associated Press, along with many other major news organizations, expects the state of Georgia to go into a recount. However, President-elect Biden holds a lead of just over seven thousand votes as of 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7.

North Carolina, the other state that has yet to be called, is expected to go to Trump.

The current President has spent the ensuing hours following President-Elect Biden’s victory at a golf course in Virginia.

The Trump campaign has filed numerous lawsuits questioning the vote-counting methods in several states; however, thus far, none of them have been successful.

In the fight for Congress, Democrats are expected to hold onto the House of Representatives, despite Republican gains. However, the Senate is still up for grabs, as there will be two “runoff” elections in Georgia that will determine control.

Biden’s running mate, now Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, will be the first woman to be elected Vice-President in American history. She will also be the first woman of color to serve in the executive branch.