Joe Biden Emerges As US 46th President after a turbulent election with the opposition.
Former U.S. vice president, Joe Biden, is elected the 46th president of the United States of America though the results has been challenged by Trump.
Mr Biden, 78, won the keen-fought election by scoring 273 electoral college votes against incumbent President Donald Trump’s 214.
Joe Biden Emerges As US 46th President as Trump Kicks
An hour earlier, Mr Trump had tweeted “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
Kamala Harris, Mr Biden’s running mate, made history as the first woman to be elected U.S. vice president.
The result of the election was announced Saturday after several tense days of vote-counting in many battlegrounds. Before the election day on Tuesday, about 100 million votes had been cast.
Mr Biden got the victory in his third attempt at the presidency.
In a tweet after the result was announced, Mr Biden wrote: “America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
Also in a statement, Biden says he is humble by the victory and it is time for the battered nation to set aside its differences.
“It’s time for America to unite. And to heal,” he says.
With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” Biden said. “There’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together.”
Trump refuses to Concede as he challenges election results
Trump refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting.
According to CBC reports, Trump says it’s campaign would take unspecified legal actions and he would “not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
Trump has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was voter fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power.